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Volleyball team begins their season on a high note


Katherine Loomis, KDGN Executive Producer

The volleyball team’s season is well under way, with their 25-8 record and seventh place state ranking. These achievements have been the result of consistent practice, as the team is much younger than it was last year. 

“In my opinion, our team has taken longer than usual to get accustomed to each other, just because we have so many new people on the team,” junior Laura Brambilla said. “We had nine seniors graduate last year.”

However, the returning team members were quick to make underclassmen feel warmly received.

“The upperclassmen have done a great job of welcoming us to the team,” sophomore Mckenzie Cutler said. “The returning players work really hard and it definitely sets a precedent for the rest of us to follow.”

The team has bonded through a combination of games, practices and old traditions.

“This year, we brought back an old tradition where we kidnapped all of the newcomers and had a really fun night together,” Brambilla said. “Although our team has its ups and downs, we have gotten much better at communicating and connecting with each other and I cannot wait to see what we do next.” 

Throughout the season, they have developed a zeal like no other team through their bonds with each other and fervor for the sport.

“One of my favorite moments from this season has to be the game we played against Dawson when we went to Austin,” sophomore Madelyn Grunza said. “Although we lost the game, our overall effort and passion for the game was the strongest I had seen all season. Our energy was amazing and it really taught us the right way to play a game.”

The team has high hopes for the remainder of their season and what is to come.

“I am definitely looking forward to the big games we have, like our games against Byron Nelson, Guyer, and Keller,” Grunza said. “I would love to see us win all of them and get seeded at least third at playoffs.”

Although they are great players, the girls also believe they have many people to thank for their past and future successes. 

“I’m hopeful for this season and getting a dub,” senior Chloe Dorsey said. “I think we can make it all the way to state championships with our amazing team, school and support system.”