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Boys Volleyball Team Enters 2018 Season

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The FWCD boys volleyball team spends time practicing their skills after school.

The FWCD boys volleyball team spends time practicing their skills after school.

Adriana Barker

Adriana Barker

The FWCD boys volleyball team spends time practicing their skills after school.

Adriana Barker, Reporter

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The FWCD boys volleyball team’s season is finally in full swing. The two teams, varsity and junior varsity, have played several games each and are preparing for many more to come.

16 boys total form two teams with four “floaters” who play for both teams. Despite the widespread belief that boys volleyball has always been a tiny varsity team, Coach Missi Kovachev ‘89 emphasizes that last year was the only year that FWCD did not have a JV boys  volleyball team. Because there are no seniors on the team this year, there is only room to grow for next year.

“This year is a learning year,” Kovachev said. She emphasized the youth of the program and the room it has to grow.

“We have a lot of young talent so we need to keep our focus on daily improvement,” Coach Patrick Powers ‘05 said.

With hard work this season and some extra time spent during the summer, coaches and team members believe that the team will have a good shot at success in SPC next season. The team’s bright future does not stop there, however. Kovachev speaks with hope about the 15 eighth grade boys currently playing volleyball in the middle school. Even if only a few of them continue to play in Upper School, Kovachev says that there only needs to be 18 to 20 guys on the team to have a quality program.

Not only does the team look to grow in their volleyball skills this season, they also look forward to growing as a team. Boys volleyball, unlike most other sports at FWCD, must consistently travel out of town for their games, since they do not have enough local teams to play against. Through trips, the players bond with each other not only as teammates, but as friends.

“Traveling helps us become a tight-knit group, and even if we aren’t winning, we’re still having fun,” team captain Austin Holcomb ‘20 said.

Boys volleyball, being a small group of athletes, does not have high attendance at  their games. Holcomb wants more people to show up to support the team at games.

“Boy’s volleyball games are exciting. They’re not only fast-paced and interesting, but they’re quick and clean-cut. You don’t have to stay that long to show support,” Holcomb said.  

For FWCD students who are not on the boys volleyball team, mark your calendars for one of the team’s exciting home games on September 14. There will be free pizza available and entertainment in the form of both boys volleyball teams playing Trinity Valley School. JV will play at 5:15 Friday night, with varsity to follow at 6:30.

 

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