“We’re ready for whoever comes and we’re going to work our hardest to get all the way to the top,” said Costello.
For the team’s eight seniors, this is their final shot to capture a title.
As the season comes to an end for the close-knit team, the reality of saying goodbye is starting to sink in.
It’s bittersweet for those moving on, some to play at the collegiate level.
“It’s probably going to be one of the toughest things I’ll ever have to do,” said Costello. “This team has become my family since freshman year. I’ve become best friends with girls that I wouldn’t have been friends with because we wouldn’t get to know each other outside of volleyball.
“I’m definitely going to come back a lot and visit.”
Top 10 area teams
The area’s top girls’ volleyball teams entering the state tournament:
1. Canton (19-0)
2. Pembroke (18-2)
3. Notre Dame Academy (Hingham) (13-4)
4. Quincy (17-4)
5. North Quincy (15-4)
6. Walpole (14-4)
7. Plymouth South (11-6)
8. Weymouth (11-7)
9. Braintree (12-8)
10. Old Colony (13-3)
Coryn Doncaster can be reached at coryn.doncaster@ globe.com.