Volleyball has become one of the most popular sports for girls at Saint Stephen’s and has generated a number of successful teams in recent years. SSES won its first district title in 2010 and followed that up with another in 2012. Those two championship teams produced four future collegiate players.

Tori Biach, who starred at Division II Northern State in South Dakota, was a four-year starter and a stalwart on those Saint Stephen’s teams. She was a three-time team MVP and all-county selection in 2011 and 2012. Her career totals include 1,038 kills, 174 blocks and 162 aces. At NSU, Biach started more than 100 matches over four seasons and was a second team all-conference selection as a freshman in 2013. Other Saint Stephen’s standouts have included two-year team captain Lauren Johnson (Rhodes College), Maggie Holbert (Randolph-Macon) and Bryce Liebel (Centre College).

Former Falcon Sarah Stevens became the program’s first-ever Division I player when she signed with Xavier University in 2022 after a stellar career at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa. Stevens played in 43 matches at HCC and totaled 128 kills, 94 total blocks and 27 digs. She redshirted during her first season at Xavier.

Although the Falcons have posted sub-.500 records for eight consecutive seasons, they have made solid strides over the past two years with a 15-20 overall record. Their 11 victories in 2021 was the program’s most in a season since going 17-6 in 2012-13. Second-year Head Coach Millie La Vassaur previously coached at Sarasota High and Imagine School of North Port. For the past decade, she has also coached on the club level with the Jelly’s Volleyball Club of Venice.