The 2018 Volleyball season was one of few wins but the ladies still enjoyed the season and are excited about next year.
Coach Brandon Eastman says the team grew more and more daily and has high hopes for next year.
“I believe our season was a great learning experience,” said Eastman. “With so many new players this year, it was important for them to learn what it's like to play at the varsity level and each day I saw a lot of growth for our team. The results weren't necessarily there for us throughout the year, but there were times during the season where I was really pleased with our level of play. As we start looking to the future, we really need to focus on improving the consistency we are bringing to the gym on a daily basis.”
Returning player and captain Sierra Maestrejuan thinks the team did the best they could with the loss of many of the players from last season.
“This season was definitely a rebuilding year because we lost a lot of talented players from last year but we worked hard every day in practice to be the best we could be. To improve for next season we have to practice through the summer and start working as a team and have trust in each other that we can do it,” Maestrejuan said.
A first-year varsity player Keira Hilbish recalls her favorite memory of the season.
“Our overnighter in Yerington before the season started is my favorite memory because it was the beginning of new friendships,” said Hilbish.
Senior Julianne Montero shared her favorite memory of her last season.
“My favorite memory would probably have to be our very last game when we took Fallon to 5 sets. It was a super fun and emotional game, especially knowing it would be the last time I played on our home court alongside all of my best friends,” said Montero.
The team ended the season with an 8-16 record but still remain content with how the season went.