Girls Volleyball at Christian Unified is a huge hit! This year, coaches saw a huge increase in talented girls wanting to try out this August. Predictably, a large number of hopefuls always means large cuts. Out of the whopping 115 girls who tried out this year, only 40 made it onto one of the three teams our school offers. But a big talent pool always spells good things for the upcoming season.
What gives the girls volleyball program at CHS so much success and attention? The answer lies in how competitive our teams are, and the environment of the volleyball program.
Last year, girls varsity volleyball won all but two games the entire season and made it to CIF divisions. Their games attracted huge crowds and were exciting to watch. The varsity team’s games inspired even more school spirit than football games, and it’s no wonder! These athletes are looked up to both on and off the court by many, and the positive attitude that the volleyball teams have at CHS is well known on campus, motivating more interest than ever before.
“My team is resilient, passionate, and talented,” said team member Kilee Keegan. “Everyone works so hard for the joy of playing volleyball together, and they improve because of it.”
In an interview, head coach Susie Willet discussed her main goals for this year’s season. “I want to be able to build competitive Christian girls on and off of the court. I think that that is the most important thing. I also am focusing on team chemistry or team bonding. Having a team that you can have fun with and rely on, on and off of the court, is an amazing school experience.” She also wants to build the girls’ love for the game. “I feel so blessed and honored to be the head coach of the volleyball program at CHS. Honestly, it’s humbling being able to coach such talented girls this season.”
This school year, the varsity team is seeing lots of new talent. And with the aid of the amazing coaches here, the team is bound to see great success this season! Let’s go, Patriots!!!
By Madelynn Bryan