In a typical year, volleyball players are sometimes the first students on campus. Games start before teachers even have inservice. But of course, this year is anything but typical.
“The season is going to be extremely fast and extremely high stress. We start district with our first match of the year and each match after will all lead towards a possible playoff berth,” volleyball coach James Feicht said.
Out of the 14 girls on the varsity roster, eight of them are new to the team.
“We are a new team, we are playing a lot of teams in districts that are returning a lot of starters and we are only returning three so over half of the team is new to varsity this year,” Feicht said. “The other challenge is the addition of Clark and Brandeis in our district 28-6A which make for an ultra-competitive district season.”
Although there are challenges, the team is willing to work hard.
“It is a very exciting team with a lot of different levels of experience, but all of them have been working hard to help improve the team,” Feicht said
And of course like all district programs, the team is adhering to guidelines to make sure they have a healthy season.
“We are using sanitizer when we come in and in between breaks and when we leave. We also sanitize equipment before use, during water breaks, and after the workouts,” Feicht said. We are also practicing with our masks on as much as possible and maintaining social distancing when we can.”
This year may be different, but both the team and the coach are going to make the most out of it.
“To really enjoy the season, it is such a strange and different year, which can only make what we do more memorable,” Feicht said.