Reflection on the Girls Volleyball Season: An Inteview With Talia Berman ‘23

Reflection on the Girls Volleyball Season: An Inteview With Talia Berman ‘23

Rebecca Silber ’23

After a successful season, the Ramaz Girl’s Volleyball team emerged as victors of the Yeshiva League, winning the championship game. The Rampage interviewed Talia Berman ’23, who enlightened us with her perspective on the season.

Rebecca Silber: Looking back, how did your season look overall? 

Talia Berman: We were very on and off but for the most part, I guess you can say we were on. 

RS: What do you think made the volleyball team playoff-worthy? Was the team shocked upon finding out that they made it to the playoffs? 

TB: I’d say that what made our team so great was our dedication and determination to improve. Overall, we worked extremely hard on getting better individually as players, and collectively as a team, with the help of Coach Kohn. We started practicing twice a week, and our overall improvement soon became apparent. Therefore, our team was not shocked about being in the playoffs since each and every one of us worked hard to get there. We definitely deserved it. 

RS: Were there any particular games during the season that gave the team hope and/or confidence? 

TB: Yes. Our win against SAR gave us a lot of faith. It was definitely the highlight of the season. 

RS: After an amazing season, the team went head to head with Frisch in the championships. Have you guys faced the Cougars prior to the ships? If so, how did those games turn out? 

TB: Yes, we had two games against Frisch before the championships, and we lost both times. And by lost, I mean crushed. In both games combined, we only won a single set (For those who do not know, a volleyball game is best out of 5 sets). 

RS: Did the team’s rough history with Frisch discourage you guys upon heading into the finals? 

TB: Considering our past games against Frisch, we were definitely nervous and not too confident. However, we had improved greatly since we last played them, and we knew we were not going to go down without a fight. 

RS: The championship game was packed with Ramaz fans! Throughout the season, did you guys ever receive audiences? If not, what was it like to play in front of such an enthusiastic crowd?

After a successful season, the Ramaz Girl’s Volleyball team emerged as victors of the Yeshiva League, winning the championship game. The Rampage interviewed Talia Berman ’23, who enlightened us with her perspective on the season.

Rebecca Silber: Looking back, how did your season look overall? 

Talia Berman: We were very on and off but for the most part, I guess you can say we were on. 

RS: What do you think made the volleyball team playoff-worthy? Was the team shocked upon finding out that they made it to the playoffs? 

TB: I’d say that what made our team so great was our dedication and determination to improve. Overall, we worked extremely hard on getting better individually as players, and collectively as a team, with the help of Coach Kohn. We started practicing twice a week, and our overall improvement soon became apparent. Therefore, our team was not shocked about being in the playoffs since each and every one of us worked hard to get there. We definitely deserved it. 

RS: Were there any particular games during the season that gave the team hope and/or confidence? 

TB: Yes. Our win against SAR gave us a lot of faith. It was definitely the highlight of the season. 

RS: After an amazing season, the team went head to head with Frisch in the championships. Have you guys faced the Cougars prior to the ships? If so, how did those games turn out? 

TB: Yes, we had two games against Frisch before the championships, and we lost both times. And by lost, I mean crushed. In both games combined, we only won a single set (For those who do not know, a volleyball game is best out of 5 sets). 

RS: Did the team’s rough history with Frisch discourage you guys upon heading into the finals? 

TB: Considering our past games against Frisch, we were definitely nervous and not too confident. However, we had improved greatly since we last played them, and we knew we were not going to go down without a fight. 

RS: The championship game was packed with Ramaz fans! Throughout the season, did you guys ever receive audiences? If not, what was it like to play in front of such an enthusiastic crowd?