Although last year the varsity girls volleyball team made school history, this year they hope to replicate that success with a rejuvenated starting lineup. The team made school history after finishing second place in both CCS finals and the Northern California CIF, losing one game before playing for the California state championship.
“Last year’s success was fabulous and an experience none of us will forget but hopefully we can follow it up just as strong,” junior Louisa Kishton said. “If we don’t get complacent with last years success and come out and work hard, I think we will have a great season.”
This year, the team remains optimistic about its prospects for success, despite losing four starting players after graduation.
“Our starting lineup will be quite different this year, however, we have a very good junior class that will keep our team growing and improving,” senior Carmen Annevelink said. “I think that this change in the roster will change up some dynam- ics, however not negatively. Our team is very outgoing and we all get along on and off the court. This year will be just as great as last year if we work hard and work together.”
During the summer, the team hosted “open gyms” every Wednesday from June 11 to July 30. These sessions allowed new and returning players to get a feel for the team’s upcoming season, in addition to providing coaches with new insights on players before tryouts.
The first home game for the lady eagles is September 11 versus Burlingame at 6:45 p.m.