Volleyball teams prove victorious

India Blake, Reporter

The volleyball teams had a successful district season, with varsity ending it with a clean sweep and junior varsity placing high in a tournament.
“Some of the highlights of this season were varsity going 14 and zero and junior varsity getting second place in a tournament,” sophomore Morgan Hanes said.
Not only did the players finish the season undefeated and rank highly in tournaments, but they defeated two of their toughest opponents: Klein High and Klein Collins. These schools have defeated the teams in the past, but this season proved to be a different story.
“Beating Klein and Klein Collins was a big deal because they’re really good. It was the best feeling, it’s the most rewarding feeling,” junior Catalina Santamaria said.
The varsity volleyball team beat Klein Collins 3-2 twice this season, and defeated Klein High 3-0 both times they faced off. These victories were made possible by hard work.
“[The advice I would give to new players is] to be ready to work hard,” Hanes said.
The head volleyball coaches, Coach Mewis and Coach Cobb, created the training regimen that showed to be effective. It involved hours of practice and tons of commitment, according to the coaches.
“We did a lot of conditioning and touched on skill sets every day,” Coach Mewis said.
But training and dedication are not all that’s required to succeed as a team. Some of the key aspects for the success of both the varsity and junior varsity teams were harmony with the other players and coaches, as well as being great friends with the teammates.
“The key to our success was chemistry. There would be drama and we’d be screaming, but we’d work it out and we all got along. One of my favorite parts of being on the team is that the coaches and people are so nice,” Santamaria said.
The phrase “team work makes the dream work” definitely applied to the teams this past season. Both friendship and numbers proved to work in their favor and push them to the top.
“I think because we had 18 girls on varsity, we had strength in numbers. Someone could always contribute if someone else was having a bad day,” Coach Mewis said.
The result of this season is significant for the players and the coaches. Going undefeated is a rare achievement, but the varsity volleyball team managed to do it.
“It was great to see them get this far; it hasn’t happened since 2010,” Mewis said.