By Anaya Rodgers '20
Last year, with a team of ten, Cathedral Varsity Volleyball (CVVB) had another very successful and productive season. And this season, with nine returners and two new freshmen, our year looks even more promising. Though not much has changed with the players, besides of course major improvement, volleyball’s coaching staff has had some drastic switch-ups.
Starting off, we have some old faces in new positions. Coach Ahlborn returns to being the assistant varsity coach after a year off, along with Señor who moves to varsity from his former role as JV head coach. Coach Fields moved from assistant varsity coach to JV, Coach Shaw introduces herself as a new face to the JV volleyball program, and Hailey Murray ‘14 returns to the close from her professional volleyball career as the head coach of the JV team. With such experienced coaches, the students and players are excited for the season to begin, because we know we have incredible teachers in our corner.
This season’s practices have been more focused, detailed, and productive than any other year. All in all, the team is beyond excited for the season to start, as the preseason showed enormous potential for dominance, learning, and growth. Though we missed one of our star players, Sydney Barta ‘22, during the preseason, we have no doubt that she will be more than in shape after her victorious feats in this year’s Paralympics, returning home with two medals and a world record. NCS welcomes her back and CVVB cannot wait for her to rejoin us on Tuesday, as we finally become our full group. As the team familiarizes itself with each other once again, the seniors cannot wait to see what this season becomes, and the fun we will have along the way.