Our girls’ volleyball season has been a rollercoaster ride. The season had its ups and downs. Although our season has come to an end, it has been a great time. We’ve created many new bonds with each other and gained trust throughout the season. Not only was volleyball a physical activity for us, but it has also been a great experience for us to interact with each other. After every game, we always supported each other no matter if it was a loss or a win. This was an exciting season for everyone on the team!
From my perspective, the season was very unique. Since it was my first year playing a sport for WMS, I didn’t know what I was getting myself into. All of my teammates were very supportive when I would mess up and get frustrated with myself. They always found a way to calm me down and let me know that it was fine. I enjoyed playing with the girls, as they were always energetic on the court. Celebrating a win with all of them was one of the best parts of our season. I’m going to miss playing with all our 8th graders next year!
Here are some of the inputs from my team:
Coach Williams- “We had ups and downs throughout the whole season. One problem we had was that after a loss, no one encouraged each other. We would just drift ways on the court. We would never talk about our losses because of all the frustration we had. During the games, we lacked communication. Overall, the season was a refresher. All the 8th graders encouraged the 6th graders to do their best no matter what. Everyone came prepared and eager to play. If we fell on plays, we would find a way to make a major comeback in further sets. Many teammates are eager to play next year and try to make the high school team. The volleyball players showed a tremendous amount of sportsmanship.
- We had contact.
- We made sure we were prepared.
- We practiced on weekends whenever we could.
- We would comfort each other when we weren’t at our best.”
Isabel Cruz (8th grade)-“I’m very proud of how we’ve all played this season. I’ve seen a lot of improvement from everyone, especially the beginners. Everyone was very supportive after every loss. I saw so much potential in all of my teammates and I believe all of them will improve for further seasons. It was an honor being the captain of a great team!”
Bettsy Cueva (8th grade)-“It was my first year on a sports team. It was interesting and very fun. It was also a great experience!”
Isabella De Souza (8th grade)-“I really enjoyed this season. Although I’m upset that it is my last season, I was so proud of how everyone played this season. I can’t wait for further seasons!”
Ashley Lopez (8th grade)-“It was a really fun and exciting experience. I loved spending time with all the girls. I can’t wait until next year!”
Ruth Marca (8th grade)-“We’ve gained a very strong bond and with that, we were all very supportive of each other. We were always confident going into games. I liked that we comforted each other after our losses.”
Isabelle Martinez (6th grade)-“It was a good season. We had a great captain and a cooperative coach. I’ve made many new friendships and accomplished many new things!”
Emily Ojeda (7th grade)-“It was a fun experience. Although we didn’t win most games, it was exciting to be included in a sports team for the first time. It was great meeting new people!”
Jazmin Rivera (6th grade)-“It was a really good season, everyone played their own part. We were all very supportive of one another even when we were not at our best. We learned a lot from each other’s mistakes.”
Xiomara Saavedra (8th grade)-“It was a really fun yet frustrating season. I’ve practiced my sets and they’ve gotten better. I’ve accomplished my spike!”
Sara Temoche (7th grade)-“I thought that this volleyball experience was amazing. I learned a lot of new things that I didn’t know. Each person on my team was a great help this year!”
Ashley Valderrabano (8th grade)–“It was a fun experience for me. We worked together as a whole group. I have accomplished my over-hand serves this year!”
Makeyla Villalta (6th grade)-“We had many ups and downs this season. Although we didn’t win many games, we learned a lot from it. All the girls were so supportive. I really appreciated all of them for never giving up. I’m going to miss playing with all of the girls!”
Written by: Julia Soares (6th grade)