BY SYDNEY SLOAN SEPTEMBER 19 2014
The Rose volleyball team has started out their season strong. They are undefeated, including a win against rival D.H. Conley. After a good season last year many of the players still remain on the team, and they continue to improve.
The majority of the players from last year are also on the team this year, so the team has had experience playing together.
“I feel like we have improved, but we have mostly the same people as last year so we have all just gotten better as a team,” junior Maggie Rees said.
Although many of the players on the team are the same, the starting lineup changes a lot which helps the players learn each others strengths and weaknesses.
“We’ve gotten used to playing together as a team and know each others strengths and weaknesses,” sophomore Caroline Kuhn said.
According to returning players, the team has improved a lot since last year and continue to keep improving as a team and individually.
“We all want to improve on our individual skills and being a team,” sophomore Caroline Doherty said.
The last time a Rose volleyball team won the state championship was in 2008. This year the team is working hard so they that have a chance to win the state championship again.
“Our goal is to go as far as possible and to win states,” junior Taylor Britt said.
“I feel like we can definitely win states if everyone really wants to and cares enough about it,” sophomore Kuhn said.
There are many seniors that are graduating this year that have important roles on the team, but they think that they are still going to have a strong team next year because of the players that will be moving up from JV and the people that will remain on the team.
“Losing the seniors will definitely be a loss but we have people coming up that can definitely fill their spots well,”sophomore Kuhn said.
“Next year we will still have most of the varsity team and all of JV so we will still be very good,” junior Britt said.