Feature: The Seventh Woman Club Back in Full Strength
After lacking true leadership and consistent participation for the past two years, the Seventh Woman Club is making a comeback for the 2013 girls Volleyball season, led by senior co-presidents Josh Weiner and Aditya Sinha.
The idea for the club started with Josh Weiner’s older brother, Evan Weiner, and several of his friends during their sophomore year in 2008. Evan Weiner commented, “We were kicking around ideas of making shirts, dressing up in spandex, but nothing really ever came of it.”
The following year, however, seniors Dominic Mullen, Kyle Kessler, and Sam McClure decided to take action on the idea and created the Seventh Woman Club, becoming the “founding fathers” as Evan stated. Luckily for the seniors, Conrad Yu, Nathaniel Skinner, and Evan Weiner himself took charge the following year, excited to “keep the Seventh Woman as loud and intrusive as ever,” as Weiner described it.
However, as Sinha mentioned, the club “lost traction over the years” with little support during the 2011 and 2012 volleyball seasons. Finally, after two unsuccessful years, the club has come back to life, thanks to the leadership of co-presidents Josh Weiner and Sinha.
Josh Weiner that he and Aditya ”decided to revamp the club,” and that they “got a couple of really spirited juniors and a couple sophomores, so ideally the club will have some sort of posterity.”
So far, the presidents have recruited junior Adam Scandlyn as Vice President, junior Whittaker Jellins as Junior Ambassador, and sophomore Christian Fioretti as Underclassman Chair, with hopes of finding another sophomore and a freshman, so that there will be representatives from each grade.
The overall goal of the Seventh Woman Club is to cheer on the volleyball team and bring enthusiasm to the serious game environment. Josh Weiner stated, “You can tell the team appreciates the support, and they love the fact that we are there and cheering for them at pretty much every game.”
The club plans to show their support both on and off the court by wearing their Seventh Woman shirts every game day, and reminding everyone around school of the approaching game.
When asked about the current club situation, Sinha expressed that the club is looking great so far and growing rapidly.
Supporting Sinha’s claim, Josh Weiner made the point that the club “ordered one hundred shirts this year, and within the first day of opening sales, we had sold 86.”
Thirty shirts were quickly added to the order, and by the end of the week, all 130 shirts had been sold.
The new Seventh Woman Club made its debut on opening night for the volleyball team last Thursday, September 5th. Because the shirts had not yet arrived, the club held their first themed night for the season, ghetto night, a tradition for M-A when going up against rival Menlo School.
The club plans to attend as many games as possible this season, including away games. The volleyball schedule as well as plans for future theme nights can be found on their facebook page, making it accessible to anyone who wishes to join the club.
As the co-presidents look forward to a great season, former president Evan Weiner shares in their excitement:
“Its always great to see new faces getting involved in old projects, so I wish the best of luck to everyone on the team and in the stands this year.”