Men’s Volleyball serves success

Bibhu Lamichhane

Last season, the volleyball team faced challenges and ended with a record of 7-17. However, this year they are making great strides, with a current record of 10-7. Captain Max Sellers, junior, credits the team’s success to their experienced players and strong team chemistry.

“Our team chemistry is extremely good this season,” Sellers said. “Last year, we had a lot of new players, but this year, everyone has been playing together for a while, so we work really well together.”

Despite the team’s success, they are not getting complacent. Sellers says the team’s goal this season is to reach the conference tournament, and they are well on their way to achieving that goal.

“I would say the team’s goal this season would be to reach the conference tournament for now,” Sellers said. “If we keep playing at this rate, we could potentially make it to nationals, although that may be a challenge.”

Sellers also has personal goals for the season, including getting 200 digs. A dig is a manuever in volleyball where a player dives to prevent the ball from hitting the floor on their side of the net. 

“I just want to be the best teammate I can be,” Sellers said. “I want to be prepared for every situation and help my teammates.”

The team’s biggest challenges this season are with passing and serving. To improve in these areas, they have been using a new machine that can throw serves according to the players’ needs. Sellers is grateful for the machine, as it allows the team to practice against top spin serves without risking injury for a server from the team.

The team’s improvement this season can be attributed in part to their coach, who puts in a lot of effort and goes above and beyond for the team. “Our coach has a passion for the game, and it shows,” Sellers said.

Overall, the volleyball team is looking to make big strides this season. With experienced players, strong team chemistry and a dedicated coach, they are well on their way to achieving their goals.