The AMS Volleyball team is a fun place to make friends and have fun after school! Coach Connelly works the team hard and makes sure they have fun in the process too! Coach Connelly and the team captains, Ariella Valdiviezo, Gretchen Krumpe and Virginia Griffin have led their team to a recent victory against Reynolds middle school, another team in the system. They soon have a tournament coming up against ALL of the teams but hey, that’s what a conference is! If you want to have fun with the team you can go to a game on Oct. 17th at Erwin middle. You could also come to the tournament on October 21st, 22nd, and 24th! But win or lose, the volleyball team here at AMS is cool to be a part of!!!
In case you were wondering, volleyball is a team sport, but there are only six people on the court playing at a time but usually, there are eleven to twenty people on an actual team. There are six positions. Middle back, right back and left back are the defense. But there is also the offense. The offensive players are the setter, she gets the second touch on the ball and middle and outside hitters. Hitter’s get the third touch on the ball and they also send the ball over the net. When you play volleyball all of the positions are super necessary for success.
7th grader Skylar Sorrells says, “I like being on the Volleyball Team because of all of our relationships and how we all work together.” It just shows that being on a Volleyball team bonds the girls and helps create closer relationships in-between student-athletes. Skylar also says “It is very comforting being around all of the girls!” The Volleyball team is a very special place to be and it’s super fun to be around people on the team! And you also get to play in tournaments. If you want to try out for the Volleyball team next year, I HIGHLY recommend it! Unfortunately though, All of the super good eight graders have left the team and we have had a growth year. Only two out of fourteen games have been one!
But Volleyball isn’t just for girls! There are men’s volleyball leagues all over the country and the AMS team isn’t exclusive!! And you don’t just have to play a team with AMS, you could play with the YMCA or other club leagues! And if you want to enjoy Volleyball in the fresh outdoor air you could play sand volleyball, and you could play with the usual six or with two! But whatever you play, it’s ALWAYS fun!!!
Story by Rosalie Sharp