Boys’ volleyball looks to finish season strong

The boys varsity volleyball team poses for a team picture.

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The boys’ varsity volleyball team poses for a team picture.

Boys’ volleyball is a little over halfway through its season and is proud of what has been accomplished so far. There are still 15 matches left, and both the players and coaches are prepared to work hard and try to advance through the playoffs.

“This season is off to a good start. This year’s team goes hard every point. One thing I never have to question with this group is their willingness to go up and hit the ball hard,” Varsity Coach Mike Konrad said.

The majority of the team is seniors, with 12 of 16 players graduating this year, including Adam Conklin. “Our goal as a team is to push each other to get better each day to make it to our ultimate goal of making it down state for the second consecutive year,” Conklin said.

Will Thompson, senior, is also impressed by his team’s success thus far.

“We have a lot of new players that are performing better than expected, which is huge for the program,” Thompson said.

Besides just winning, the team hopes to make more memories before the year ends.

“A nice moment for our team was the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) event we had during our match against Proviso West. We successfully raised awareness for the disease and raised over $1,000 in just one night,” Coach Konrad said.

The boys’ varsity volleyball’s next tournament is the York Invite on May 6 and 7.