JV girls volleyball recap
by: Sookhna fall, '19
Hillcrest’s Junior Varsity Volleyball team went undefeated last season. They plan on commencing yet another eventful season seeking to attain the same goal, through hard work, dedication, and teamwork they believe it is possible. With the help of coach Jacqueline Overs, second official year coaching Hillcrest’s JV volleyball team, surprisingly, the team was only first initiated last year.
Although, they had an impressive streak last season, every team has its obstacles. One of the major challenges the team faces throughout the season is facing other teams that have more experience. Coach Overs states, “We are a somewhat premature team that only began just recently, while other schools have teams that have been around for years. However, I am confident that with the proper guidance and hard work, this talented group of girls will be able to become more than they appear, and a force to be reckoned with.”
A series of tryouts were held on September 19th, 20th, and 21st. All current freshman and sophomore girls at Hillcrest were invited to try out for the JV team, and challenge themselves to be a part of something more. According to Coach Overs, the most important characteristics a volleyball player must possess are “teamwork, communication, and character,” which is the key to success both on and off the court.
Sophomore Kayla Ducille was a member of the JV volleyball team last year. After enjoying such a positive atmosphere, she returns to try out once more! Ducille states, “It was beyond fun. Everyone bonded easily and was on the same page. Although, there are many strengths our team possesses, our weaknesses are also noticeable, and we need to work harder, as always, to improve.” As for Coach Overs, Ducille has nothing but admiration to offer, “She is a really amazing and fair coach. Nevertheless, she has high expectations and expects you to deliver quickly, as well as attempt to put nothing but your overall best into practices and games.”
Coach Overs chooses to surround herself only with players who are willing to be student athletes of the most dedicated extent. Overs states,“I have a team policy of at least an average of 85 or higher, and there should NEVER be a behavioral issue. Depending on the academic or behavioral violation a player makes, consequences could range from missing a few games to even being permanently removed from the team! If or when chosen, you represent Hillcrest’s JV volleyball team both on and off the court. There is no room or tolerance for anything else.”
Good teams incorporate teamwork into their culture, which is the true cause for their success. Regardless of the responsibilities joining Hillcrest’s JV volleyball team involves, there is no denying that what you may lack in talent can be easily made up with desire, hustle, and giving 110 percent all the time. We wish the JV girls volleyball team a triumphal season!