Bump, set, spike it: that’s the way they like it

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Bump, set, spike it: that’s the way they like it

Two players practice passing the volleyball.

Two players practice passing the volleyball.

Brenna Luff

Two players practice passing the volleyball.

Brenna Luff

Brenna Luff

Two players practice passing the volleyball.

Brenna Luff, Staff Writer

MSMS is a unique school in a variety of ways. From its outstanding faculty to its cultural atmosphere, MSMS continues to wow the academic world. However, one aspect that is not well-known is the athletic program. MSMS has a limited selection of sports including swim, cross country, soccer, tennis, and the popular volleyball club. 

Many players, experienced or not, come to play and have fun during their practices. During their practice this week, players learned basics such as hitting, setting and passing through warm-ups such as peppering, and all did extremely well, catching on quickly.

When asked how she decides what skills to practice, co-captain and six-year volleyball player, Clara Grady said, “Usually, when I’m sending the email about the next practice, I think about the skills required for a player to know in order to play. Then, we can build on those skills and work on more advanced ones.” 

When asking Vincent Chung, a first-time player, his goals for the year, he replied that he’d like to better improve his skills overall in games and practices.

Although the majority of players are less experienced, the club is trying to become a recognized sport. Grady says, “All we need to do is get the approval of the MHAA. We have the funding, the uniforms, and the involvement.” However, a problem arises with the participation of males. “I think it’s really cool that the guys play and practice with us, “ she states, “But if we become official, they can’t anymore. But that’s really the only downside.”

However, official membership in the MHAA won’t stop the guys from playing with the team when competing against other local teams. When asked if they had any games coming up, the captains said that they were currently trying to plan a scrimmage with Columbus High School, although they have yet to set an official date. 

Overall, the excitement for the volleyball club is overwhelming, with around thirty people showing up to club meetings. Even if volleyball does not become an official sport at MSMS, their love for it will live on.

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