Youthful Men’s Volleyball Team Seeks Redemption

Eric Hass

Miramonte men’s volleyball drew one of the biggest turnouts of underclassmen this year, in contrast to the smaller number of upperclassmen. The few seniors will be integral to the team’s success if they can impart their collective experience and game sense to the eager but green sophomores and freshmen.

After finishing with a 2-6 record last season, the Mats are hopeful for a better finishing result this year.

The team’s first game is on March 24 against Alhambra, against whom Miramonte played a very close game last year that “we definitely could have won,” according to captain Taylor Hayes ‘11. The team will play two games against each league opponent on  Wednesdays and Fridays in late March, April and the first half of May. They play Dougherty Valley High School on March 26 and Campolindo High School on March 31. Last year’s game against Campolindo was another close contest.

They are the only team using the gym in the spring. This provides  them with all the practice time they desire.
Despite the abundance of youth and inexperience on the team, the Mats are hopeful that the enthusiasm of the young players will provide enough to result in a decent season.