The junior and grade nine girls’ volleyball season was a success for Riverside Secondary for another year. Both teams ended their quick season with multiple titles from tournaments, districts, Fraser Valley’s and provincial championships, all the while creating great friendships and bonds.
The grade nine team made impressive improvement throughout their season. “I think that the season was awesome, it was fun. We had a mixture of new volleyball players and experienced volleyball players. I think the team really came together and played their best volleyball at the end of the season like we needed them to,” said grade nine girls coach, Bryan Gee. They won first place in district championships against Terry Fox Secondary, third place in Fraser Valley Championships and did very well in all the junior and grade nine tournaments they competed in.
“The season was a blur, we had so much fun and in such a small amount of time, we established a great team. Each girl was unique and had their strengths and weaknesses, all together we accomplished so much,” said grade nine setter, Maddy Hausch, “Some of the highlights were winning districts and placing third in Fraser Valley’s.”
The junior girls did not disappoint with their progress and perseverance throughout their season. They completed almost their whole volleyball season undefeated by winning almost every game they played in. Some of the highlights from their junior volleyball experience were winning the Wolf Pack tournament which meant bringing home a banner and also winning the district championships. The junior girls placed ninth in provincial championships.
“The season overall was a good learning experience and I’m really proud of all the success we had and the bonds we created,” said a middle blocker on the junior team, Isabelle Trainor, “It was really fun coming first in the Thompson River University tournament up in Kamloops.”
All the teams can’t wait to see what the next season in 2017 will look like. Go Rapids!
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