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Boys volleyball
Mary Lee Wren

Boys Varsity Volleyball
This season was destined for an epic finish and that is exactly what we got. Our small team was stacked with some of the most talented boy’s volleyball players I have ever coached.  They were leaps and bounds above the know-how and ability of the average varsity team; in fact, we consistently had winning games. Kids from other teams were ducking when we took a full swing spike and serves would hit our opponent’s court without a flinch toward the ball.  We had power and demonstrated our skills on the court with humility and confidence.

Boys Varsity Volleyball
This season was destined for an epic finish and that is exactly what we got. Our small team was stacked with some of the most talented boy’s volleyball players I have ever coached.  They were leaps and bounds above the know-how and ability of the average varsity team; in fact, we consistently had winning games. Kids from other teams were ducking when we took a full swing spike and serves would hit our opponent’s court without a flinch toward the ball.  We had power and demonstrated our skills on the court with humility and confidence. 

The team had some of the most powerful games of volleyball, resembling fine hand claps on a good shot in golf.  These boys demolished many teams on the scoreboard and then calmly shook hands and simply asked who their next opponent would be. Even though we lost in the championship game, these boys will always be champions in my mind.  

It was a great season with these boys!
Coach Willis

Boys JV Volleyball
This volleyball season has been a season of growth for our team, as we started with a range of players. Some had experience playing volleyball and some were just starting the sport for the first time. While this could prove difficult for some teams, this was an advantage to ours. Together we all worked, as a team, to help each other improve. Throughout our practices, the boys gave each other support and advice about the game, whether about passing, moving around the court, or serving. By the end of the season, every person on the team was able to set, pass, and serve a ball. 
 
Not only was our team able to increase their volleyball skills, they were able to do it while having a total blast on and off the court. These guys were so fun to coach! From jokes to dances in between points, the morale of this team never found a low point. 
 
That’s what we will take away from this volleyball season and what we hope all the players take away--the love they have for the game and the fun they had with each other.
 
Coach Collins and Coach Jenny
 

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