Volleyball’s four seniors sum up their careers ahead of Saturday’s Seniors Day

Saturday will be an emotional day for the four Lehigh Volleyball members of the class of 2022, who will be honored, as well as the fifth-year seniors. Sabrina lancaster and Hannah wright, Senior Day against Colgate at 2:00 p.m. in the Leeman-Turner Arena at Grace Hall.

Each of the four senior class members made a huge impact on the program, both on and off the field.

Ahead of the senior day on Saturday, Lehighsports.com caught up with the four ’22’, Alina lam, Ava hudson, Victoria jepson and Sarah carman who have all reflected on their careers wearing brown and white.


# 1 Alina lam – S – Allen, Texas – Finance and Accounting

What is your favorite Lehigh Volleyball memory so far? Why?

AL: My favorite memory was sweeping the American in straight sets on home turf in my first year. It was some of the best volleyball we have played all season and I remember how excited everyone was.

Describe the relationship with your senior colleagues.

AL: The other seniors and I have a wonderful relationship. We have lived together 3 out of 4 years and we have seen each other grow as individuals, in the best and the worst times.

Describe the feeling of entering Senior Day. What are some of the thoughts that come to your mind as you near the end of your college career?
AL: Going into Senior Day is very bittersweet. I still can’t believe my volleyball career is coming to an end, but the sport has taught me so many lessons and given me some of my closest friends.

What will you miss the most about Lehigh Volleyball?
AL: I will miss the opportunity to train, compete and bond with my teammates every day.

What legacy do you hope to leave?
AL: Knowing that I have given volleyball everything I have, and to be a true friend, player and teammate.

What are your postgraduate projects?

AL: I will be working full time for Bank of America in Dallas starting in July.


# 4 Ava hudson – OH – Camarillo, California – Environmental Engineering

What is your favorite Lehigh Volleyball memory so far? Why?

AH: My favorite memory is the Ohio State tournament where we all ate a really good barbecue on the parents’ Airbnb, dressed in random costumes we found around the house and played Catchphrase together.Ava Hudson Youth

Describe the relationship with your senior colleagues.

AH: It’s hard to find the right words to describe what my class means to me. They helped me in the worst times, encouraged me in the best and laughed with me every step of the way.

Describe the feeling of entering Senior Day. What are some of the thoughts that come to your mind as you near the end of your college career?

AH: I tried not to think too much about the end of that era to be honest. Although I feel a tremendous sense of accomplishment and look to the future, I am very sad to know that my time as a varsity athlete is coming to an end.

What will you miss the most about Lehigh Volleyball?

AH: I will miss competing with my best friends and the many times we laughed so hard our stomachs hurt. I hope I never forget the valuable lessons this sport has taught me.

What legacy do you hope to leave?

AH: I hope my teammates and coaches will remember me for my work ethic, my leadership and my ability to always make people laugh. I am leaving this program knowing that I have given everything to Lehigh Volleyball.

What are your postgraduate projects?

AH: I plan to get my EIT (Engineer In Training) for environmental engineering before applying to doctoral school the following year to continue my studies in sustainability and renewable energy. In the meantime, I am applying for engineering positions in the hottest parts of the United States.


# 13 Victoria jepson – OH – Chagrin Falls, Ohio – Environmental Engineering

What is your favorite Lehigh Volleyball memory so far? Why?

VJ: My favorite memory is during the preseason this year where we had cupcake wars and my team won with our homemade peanut butter frosting!
Victoria Jepson Youth
Describe the relationship with your senior colleagues.

VJ: The four of us are so close after living together for three years. Spending so much time together on and off the pitch really made our relationship stronger and we helped each other through thick and thin.

Describe the feeling of entering Senior Day. What are some of the thoughts that come to your mind as you near the end of your college career?

VJ: Seniors’ day is going to be bittersweet as I have been playing volleyball since I was five and my career is coming to an end. However, I am delighted to see my senior colleagues excel in their careers after graduation.

What will you miss the most about Lehigh Volleyball?

VJ: I’ll miss seeing my friends every day! As a team we are all so close and seeing everyone always brightens my day. I will also miss the competitive environment that volleyball has always offered me.

What legacy do you hope to leave?

VJ: I intend to leave a legacy as a hard worker. I showed up everyday for four years and gave every workout and lifted it all with great attitude and enthusiasm.

What are your postgraduate projects?

I am currently looking for graduate programs to get my masters in geotechnical engineering.


# 17 Sarah carman – S – Cypress, Texas – Accounting

What is your favorite Lehigh Volleyball memory so far? Why?

SC: “A bandage in the grass. If you know, you know.

Describe the relationship with your senior colleagues.

SC: My senior comrades are really my best friends. There aren’t enough words or time in the universe to explain how much I appreciate my class. From our first meeting as seniors in high school until now as seniors in college, we’ve been through it all together. They are the best roommates, comedians and supporters a friend could ask for. Trem 16 forever. Sarah Carman Youth

Describe the feeling of entering Senior Day. What are some of the thoughts that come to your mind as you near the end of your college career?

SC: The feeling is very bittersweet. On the one hand, there is the fear in the unknown of what life is like without volleyball. The end of this chapter has come too quickly. On the other hand, I can look back at everything I learned during this experience and see how much I have grown from it. I know my young self would be proud to see where I am now and what I have accomplished. While volleyball and the relationships I have forged will always hold a special place in my heart, I am delighted to see what the future holds for me.

What will you miss the most about Lehigh Volleyball?

SC: My teammates. I will miss that feeling of being a big family and being surrounded by people who make me better on and off the pitch.

What legacy do you hope to leave?

SC: I hope to leave a legacy of hard work and loyalty. While my career has taken a path I never expected, I can confidently say that I have never lacked both of these things.

What are your postgraduate projects?

SC: After graduation, I will be joining Ernst and Young in Houston as an audit intern with the hope that this will lead to a full-time position in the summer of 2023 on their audit team. In the meantime, I intend to pursue graduate studies to obtain a master’s degree in accounting in order to take the CPA exam.

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