Volleyball relies on teamwork

The girls varsity volleyball team has kicked off its season with enthusiasm and spirit. The girls can be spotted anywhere on campus by their tutus and bows on game days, setting them apart from other teams.

The thirteen member team has played several tough competitors such as Mountain View High School throughout the beginning of its season.

“We have a really tough league this year,” co-captain junior Meghan McDermott said. “There is no real clear top team, so everyone is fighting for that position. We have so much talent on this team, so much skill. We just haven’t found our groove yet.”

Co-captain junior Hanna Koehler believes that one of the keys to its success is their closeness as a team.

“For every home game that we have, we go out to lunch as a team,” Hanna said. “We always dress up for Mountain View games and important matches and go all out. It’s just really fun. People see tutus and know that its volleyball.”

The team’s bonding is important to the success of the team as it allows them to trust one another on and off the court.

“[Dressing up] is a really good way to get us out of our comfort zone,” Meghan said. “That really bonds us together closer and helps with the gel of the team and the chemistry because we do spend extra time together, not just on the court. Then that translates to on the court because we all trust each other more. It’s definitely beneficial for us.”

Currently the team is 4-4 in league.

One way the team has come together was when it partnered with Palo Alto High School (PALY) to put on a “Dig Pink” event in support breast-cancer awareness. It raised over 2,000 dollars for The Side-Out Foundation, which supports research and various other cancer organizations. Although the the team lost to PALY, it bonded together over the event and helped cancer patients across America.