The exhilarating rush as you spike a ball into the opponents field and nobody hits it, you hear your team cheer for you as a point is added to the scoreboard. This is the amazing feeling that hobart high schools girls volleyball team experiences every single game multiple times. Mrs.Slough (also known as Denton) is the current varsity volleyball coach and she states “The season is going alright so far and they have the actual game down but our team needs a lot of work on our mental game because mental state and attitude is a big contribution to a win or loss in a game.” The lady brickies current score is 3 wins 4 losses “Our team has had some setbacks but we plan to have a successful season” said a player.
In volleyball there is some main terms that maybe you should know there is one term called a kill which could be either a spike (When an offensive player attacks the ball with a one-arm motion done over the head, attempting to get a kill.) or just a simple tip of the ball over the net and the leading person for number of kills on the varsity team is 39 kills lead by Jessica Parlok “Shes the go to hitter for when we need a kill on the team” states Coach Denton (Slough). Another useful term to know is called a dig, a dig is a defensive play where you dive for the ball and keep the ball in play, the leading person for number of digs is Rhylee Beshears with a consecutive total 100 digs “She is the backbone of the team and the anchor that keeps the team held down when the game gets rough and we need some inspiration.”
All in all, the lady brickies do expect this season to be a good one “It doesn’t even have to be about playing good, it could be about the fact that you just made so many friends that you can trust to have your back when in a game and you just form a special bond that you wouldn’t be able to form if we weren’t playing volleyball.”