Giles Reaches 1,000th Assist

On Oct. 16, senior Sam Giles completed her 1,000th assist during the Vikings’ volleyball game against River Hill.

“It was a really great feeling to know that all of my hard-work had paid off,” Sam said.

Sam has been playing volleyball for 10 years, four of which were for Mt. Hebron. The team started recording Sam’s assists when she joined the varsity team during her sophomore year, and she is currently a captain on Mt. Hebron’s varsity volleyball team. 

Sam’s teammate, senior Zainab Bharmal, had high praises for the accomplished senior. “She’s a really good leader; she cares a lot about every single person on the team and it’s


The bond of the team was not only the only thing that Sam felt was a big aspect in her achieving 1,000 assists. She also credited her coaches. One of her coaches, Tina Catanach had this to say about Sam,“you can tell that she has a big heart and wants everyone to be happy.”

“My relationship with my teammates has had everything to do with me reaching 1,000. It’s not just my reward, it’s the team’s reward.” She mentioned that it would have been impossible to reach this goal without the help of her teammates. 

The team has just recently won County Champions after defeating Glenelg High School at their game last Friday. According to Sam, the team is very excited to be going to the playoffs and is confident that they can continue to bring home wins for Mt. Hebron.

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