Despite having no seniors on the team, CB Men’s Volleyball has steadily risen to become one of the top teams in their league. CB’s Men’s Volleyball has been on an impressive roll ever since the season began in February. With great chemistry between the players complimented by excellent coaching, it’s no surprise that this volleyball […]
Despite having no seniors on the team, CB Men’s Volleyball has steadily risen to become one of the top teams in their league.
CB’s Men’s Volleyball has been on an impressive roll ever since the season began in February. With great chemistry between the players complimented by excellent coaching, it’s no surprise that this volleyball team is destined for greatness.
The volleyball team’s win to loss ratio in league currently stands at an impressive 9-1, a record that was hard-earned. Some of the opposing teams beaten by Men’s Volleyball include two wins over River Valley, Yuba City, Del Campo, and Oakmont. Unfortunately, the Falcons lost to Rio Linda once but was able to bounce back and defeat the Knights on their senior night.
Before games, the Men’s Volleyball team practices a few rituals that enable them to be pumped up for the upcoming challenges.
“We usually just try to dunk and mess around,” says middle hitter Duncan Breedlove (’14). “If we’re really lucky, Prestin Barnett (’14) sometimes gives his before game speeches.”
“Before a game, I always feel that nutrition is key to a swift victory, which is why I always eat a sandwich in order to keep my body energized for the entire match,” explains setter Jordan Broadhead (’14).
Like all successful teams, the men’s varsity volleyball team possesses great chemistry between players. The relationships built within the team allow for allow for great communication between teammates.
“My relationship with my fellow teammates is pretty good,” reveals Duncan. “I’d say that mostly everyone is a solid team player.”
“I often like to give them a high-five to congratulate them on a good point,” adds Jordan.
In order to become co-champions with Rio Linda, this team had to emphasize their strengths but also constantly work on improving some of their glaring weaknesses.
“Our team’s strength would definitely have to be Finn Whetstone (’15), who is our star player,” says Duncan.
“I think we’re a very offensive-minded team, as our coaches always tell us, but we need to work a lot more on passing,” says Jordan.
Despite their flaws CB’s Men’s Volleyball shows no sign of ending their win streak. The League co-champions will have their next playoff game on Tuesday May 7th, Tuesday at 6 PM at Ron Limeberger Gymnasium. Please show your support for these incredible athletes by cheering them on Tuesday.