As the senior boys’ volleyball team prepares for the Fraser Valley Championships, it is interesting to look back at what they have done so far as a team. In the beginning of the season, the team played in a 40 team Provincial Tournament at UBC. “It was very competitive; we beat a couple of teams, but the majority were more athletic than we were. But at the end of day, it was a good experience for our team,” said Mr. Carlo Muro, senior boy’s volleyball coach.
“Our main goal this season is be a top four team within the district so that we can guarantee a trip to the Fraser valleys,” said Muro. To qualify for the Fraser Valleys, you have to either be a top four team or compete for a wild card spot as the 5 or 6 place seed.
“Centennial is definitely our biggest threat, they have cup players and players that play on provincial teams. With that being said, I’d say that we’re evenly matched with the majority of the teams we’re going to face such as Maple Ridge, Charles Best, and Mission. If we play our heart out, I feel like we have a pretty good chance at beating Mission,” said Muro.
Muro has been involved with the school’s volleyball team for more than 20 years. “The relationships have the most value when it comes to why I’ve been coaching volleyball. Sports teach you life lessons; you learn to win together and to lose together. I just love that process of being a team,” said Muro when asked about why he’s coached volleyball for so long.
“I feel like as a team we’ve definitely improved. A lot of us have been putting in the work this season and have put in as much effort as we can this season,” said grade 11 student, Patrick Heou.
The Senior Boys Volleyball team lost on Thursday evening to Charles Best. This means that the team now advances to the Fraser Valley Playoffs as the fourth seed from the North Zone.