Sunday, November 21, 2010

We Wins

Brooke Grogan (far right), a member of St. John's Church and an alumna of St. John's Middle School, is the youngest daughter of Sheryll and Tim Grogan. That's Sheryll with her parents, Haydie and Tom Tello.

Brooke's also a champion high school volleyball player. She and her teammates at St. Margaret's Episcopal School in San Juan Capistrano won the CIF-SS Division 4-AA title on Saturday by sweeping the valiant girls of Brethren Christian in Huntington Beach, 3-0.

Stay tuned, because the St. Margaret's Tartans, coached by Susie Maga, are expected to be a southern California Division 4 pick for the state championships. For now, a lesson from Miss Grogan in media relations. Her quote in the Orange County Register is below. Note the prevalence of "we" and the absence of "I." Note the authentic humility of early-season expectations. Note to whom she gives credit for the win (and the Tartans' 18-3 season record):

"We were definitely not expecting anything this year, but halfway through the season we thought maybe we could do this," Grogan said. "It feels amazing. We couldn't have done it without every girl."

Go Tartans! Go (St. John's) Cardinals! Go Grogans! Go Brooke!

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