Pressure and High School Sports seem to go hand in hand these days. Whether we like pressure or not, it is difficult to avoid. We experience pressure because of standards that others expect us to accomplish. While some people may do well under pressure, many of us do bad under
With the Christmas tournament aside, we entered the post-season without a loss. We had a plan for each playoff game from districts to regional. We never deviated from the plan, keeping our eye on the target –
Volleyball season had started, and that means six o’clock practices bright and early. Practice was two hours long before school. I could feel the anxiety in the gym that day; everyone was nervous, thinking about what was to come. We did not play the best that day, to say the least. We kept seeing people walking past the gym, wishing they were anywhere else. The whole team was waiting for the clock to read eight so we could rush upstairs to change. At last, Coach let us take down the nets and go get ready. Our excitement led us to break record time taking down the nets.
The Lady Mustang volleyball team has the expectation bar set pretty high this year. Having only graduated one senior, the volleyball team consists of a lot of returning players from last year, whose hopes for this season are even higher than last. When asked what this season has in store for the lady mustangs, senior Bay Brunson commented, “I’m looking forward the making lots of memories for my senior year. I want to enjoy every minute of this season! I love being a role model to the younger girls and enjoy developing relationships with each of my teammates on and
The Gobles J.V. Volleyball Team played strong against Fennville @home on Tuesday, September 26. Christiana Hunt lead the team with 4 assists. Karlee Henderson got an outstanding 5 hits along with Libbee Nason who got 4. The team had a total of four amazing blocks. The team pushed their hardest
Emma Herkelman Mr. Bergmann Senior English 28 August 2015 Penn State Women’s Volleyball Six out of the last eight College Volleyball Championships have been won by Penn State volleyball. In those years they have lost a total of twenty-two games. In 2013-2014 there were just five losses (D1 Women’s Volleyball). Not only are they reigning champions, but they are a historically consistent team. Having Micha Hancock, an ESPY nominee for the Best Female Collegiate Athlete two years running, as their setter, was a big part of their success over the last couple years (The Daily Collegian). Coach Russ Rose also has high expectations for this coming season. Penn State Women currently have the most consistent, successful program in college volleyball.
The Pacific University volleyball team extended its winning streak to four with a pair of straight-set wins over Sul Ross State and Louisiana College on Friday at the Austin College Invitational Tournament in Sherman, Texas.
On Saturday, February 25th I attended my little sister’s CYO volleyball game at Saint Simon the Apostle Catholic School. It was just a regular season game. Maci and her team, the Royals, played Our Lady of Mount Carmel, also known as OLMC. They were the home team and OLMC was the visiting team. The players on OLMC were all under 5 feet, so the Lady Royals were not intimidated by them. It was definitely the smallest team I had ever seen and compared to the Lady Royals who were all, but one, above 5 feet. I knew that this was going to be an interesting game. At the start of the first match number 3, Maddi Gibson, started off serving. She was notorious for getting all of her serves over and getting points right off the bat from them. I could see why her serves didn't give the opposing team a chance. They were so close to the net that you would think that they would not go over, but they did every single time. She scored 7 points in a row till one of her serves did not make it over. My favorite play was when they had a pretty good volley going and then the opposing team, OLMC, passed the ball and it was out, but Quinn Lewis, number 2, hit the ball anyways and she scored a point. Maci Zehner, number 4, had a great play. She served
Four years ago I decided to play volleyball. In 7th grade after one season of club I knew I was ready to tryout for the middle school team. Little did I know the competition I was up against and the rude awakening that was coming my way. One September day after school about 40 other girls and I loaded the activity bus for the Apex Community Center. As we rode the nerves floated through the air. Even with the bus windows cracked, a cloud of anxiety remained.
The brightly lit court contrasted with the darkness of the huge cavern with its freezer-like biting cold air which encompassed all areas of the Shadow Hill’s gym. Every one who was attending this event was swept up with anticipation waiting for this match to start. Lost in my thoughts, the shrill of a single whistle reminded me why I was there. This was one of the most important and competitive games in the low desert. Shadow Hills High School’s volleyball team was scheduled to play Xavier College Prep’s volleyball team tonight. The Shadow Hills team-I know most of the players-contains a lot of skilled players, as does the Xavier Prep team. Xavier Prep has more funding for sports programs, allowing them to spend more money on the
To most non-volleyball players, volleyball is just a more intense version of ‘Don’t let the balloon touch the floor,’ and it does not require an abundant amount of skill. Almost everyone who has played volleyball has been told something like this at least once in their life. This can be
Contrary to popular belief, volleyball is not an over-glorified version of ‘Don't let the balloon touch the floor’. Volleyball is about teamwork and personalities and skills. You can’t have a good volleyball team without teamwork, the correct personalities, and the correct skills. Volleyball players each have their own specific personality
The Girls Varsity Volleyball Team made their mark at the beginning of the season when they participated in and won this year's "Bulldog Classic." The two-day tournament took place at Ayala High School where the girls played against 7 teams in all: Bishop Amat and Roosevelt on Friday; and Glendora, Arcadia, Claremont, Kings, and Santiago High School on Saturday. The games on Friday started at 2:30pm until 7:00pm, while the games on Saturday went from 7:00am to 3:00pm. "We played hard, and we pushed through the fatigue," mentioned Taylor Johnson, right-side player. The girls were definitely motivated to Go Big or Go Home, as they played to the best of their ability and won against all seven teams, resulting in them winning the grand prize for
Shuronika played volleyball throughout her high school years. Because she was such a good player, she had earned her spot as captain for the team her junior year. Her senior season was the most important to her because she wanted to win a championship before she graduated. The team played a fantastic regular season and made it to tournament play. The first round of the tournaments were very easy and they progressed to the next round. Preparing for the second round they were told that they had to play a team they never beaten before. Immediately, the other team mates started to get discouraged. Shuronika's passion for volleyball would not let her give up so easily. During practice, she would motivate her team. She started to come up with new drills and different ways to practice making the team better. Each time she assigned a drill to do she would give it her absolute all, to show she wanted the best for them as well. She ran with her teammates and urged them to try harder. After each practice, she told them not to give up because they were going to beat the other team. When it was time for the big game, before running on the court to begin she gave them a pep-talk and it was all up to them to execute the plays. They won the game and were very excited they did not give up. Shuronika helped her lost team-mates find their way and motivated them to do better, which shows
It is the fifth match against our rival team They are up by one and need one more to win. If we do what we are suppose to do and communicate, we have a sure thing of winning this game. The opponent’s side serves the ball and it goes straight