St. Paul’s Volleyball has high hopes for the upcoming season. Led by captains Olivia Lee ‘20, Mina Oates ’20, and Jackie Shen-Yi ’20, the returning team members are highly energized and talented. In addition to our senior captains, we have returning Fifth Former Nina Bohan as an outside hitter, a strong group of Fourth Formers at the middle position (Catherine Ketchum, Maggie Nichols, and Faye Roselle) and Fourth Form outside hitter Abbey Xu. To this solid core we have added new talent from the JV squad, including setter Lillian Cassidy ‘22 and outside hitters Marian Enders ’22 and Charlotte Kinlin ‘22. We have rounded out this talented group with two new students, Sarah Hu ‘23 and Abigail Sheeran ‘21. Coming off of an undefeated regular season last year will create expectations that will challenge us at times, however this is a close and resilient group of girls that have shown themselves to be team-focused and selfless thus far. I know we will see some strong opponents this year, and I know that we will face challenges as the season progresses but I am confident that this team will rise to the challenge, get the best effort out of each individual, and earn our eighth straight New England tournament bid.
Scott Reynolds grew up in Concord and adjacent towns, and often traveled through St. Paul’s on his way to Concord High School. He went on to earn his B.S. at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and his Ph.D. at Boston University. After working for several years in the high-tech industry, Dr. Reynolds began his teaching career as an adjunct faculty at the Antioch New England Graduate School in Keene, N.H., and at Lawrence Academy in Groton, Massachusetts. Dr. Reynolds joined the St. Paul’s School faculty in 2000 as a member of the Science Division. In addition to teaching, Dr. Reynolds is the girls varsity volleyball coach. Dr. Reynolds lives at St. Paul's with his wife and three children.
Dr. Reynolds spends much of the summer conducting research and he maintains an active research program, often with state and federal biologists, studying the population biology and conservation biology of bats in the Northeast. He has been a contributing author on several technical books and has numerous publications on the biology and conservation of bats. His current research interests involve the impact of wind power development on bats and the impact of White-Nose Syndrome on population viability of bats throughout the Northeast.