With a 7-2 record during regular season, the Broncs junior varsity boys’ volleyball team can be proud of their accomplishments.
The 3A team has played in tournaments with 4A teams and even senior varsity teams to keep them competitive, explained coach Kylie Kissell. “That’s been good for us to compete at a higher level.”
The team closed the season in third place close behind Lindsey Thurber High School and Notre Dame. Those are the two teams the Broncs had their eye on Nov. 6 at league finals (results were not available at press time).
“I think if we play at our top level there’s a really good chance we could win,” said Kissel.
He realizes their opponents have the same goals so the players are working on strategies outside of the box; by doing different attack formations not being played in the league. “Our biggest strength is passing.”
The areas he has seen improvement is in mental strength and working as a team; as players improve in their skills they take on new roles, which Kissel feels has helped them bond. The team is composed entirely of Grade 10 students. “It’s definitely elevated the competition in the boys.”
He credits the players for their motivation to do better.
“They’re pretty happy but they challenge themselves,” he stated.
They intend to use the two losses as a motivation for league finals.