By Livvy Espinola and Ally Green Posted December 16, 2022
It is the desire of every athlete to reach that next level. To do this they have to work hard and improve each day.
This year’s JV coach, Cassandra Jenkins, built not only a strong learning experience for the girls but also a comfortable place to enjoy and listen to her input on how the sport should be approached.
“It is always hard to have the losses but without losses, we do not learn and grow, and the team showed a lot of growth not only in each athlete’s individual skills but also in working together as a team,” said Jenkins. “Volleyball is always a game of improvement and at a JV level the biggest goal is to see improvement in court sense, fundamental skills, and an overall love for the game.”
Everyone worked hard and learned how to be more confident in their spots. The two setters, Allison Green and Vanessa Lott, worked to set better which allowed the hitters to put down some good kills
“Our hitters started realizing the importance of transitioning back in order to be behind the ball and using their arms and legs to get off the ground in order to be on top of the ball,” said Jenkins.
Elma Jimenez, the libero of the team, thinks that the team did well at working together and improving.
“Overall I think the season went pretty well we mainly all got along and were able to work together pretty well,” said Jimenez.
Outside hitter Angeleena Burke remembered the good times as well as the bad for the season.
“I think the good things about the team was having very little drama and getting along with each other really well, one of the bad things was that we lost our last game, that was a bummer,” said Burke. “My favorite memory was definitely our team sleepover, that was really fun.”
Volleyball is a game of errors and learning and finding out the things you can accomplish over time.
“Volleyball is always a game of improvement and at a JV level the biggest goal is to see improvement in court sense, fundamental skills, and an overall love for the game in hopes we get to see each and every one of them the next season at the JV or varsity level,” said Jenkins.