Sally began playing volleyball at North Haven High School in 1978 for Coach Marge Dolan. She had great enthusiasm and exceptional athletic ability and she worked hard to learn this new sport. Her hard work paid off. Sally and her teammates won back to back state championships in 1979 and 1980. As a junior she was selected to the All-Housatonic and All-State teams, and she repeated this accomplishment her senior year. She also received numerous team awards. Sally was also an outstanding basketball and softball player in high school.
After graduation Sally attended the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and she continued her volleyball career playing for Coach Elaine Sortino. In 1984 her team won the ECAC Championship. Sally was captain her junior and senior years and was team MVP her senior year. Sally decided to share her knowledge and talents by becoming a coach. In 1988 she coached JV volleyball at North Haven. The next year she took over the head coaching position at Lyman Hall which she held until 1999. She has worked at several volleyball camps and she continues to play on the CT Fossil Team. Sally is a physical education teacher at North Haven High School.