Boys volleyball looks to rebuild team after losing key players

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Julianna Martinez, Staff Reporter

After losing five seniors and transfer libero Justin Rodriguez, the Bishop Noll boys volleyball team is beginning their season with only four returning players. However, the team is optimistic that this fairly new program will continue to  build upon its successes from the previous year when they made it to regionals.

    According to senior Jordan Kammer, the biggest struggle will be overcoming the loss of senior libero Justin Rodriguez who left Bishop Noll to be homeschooled. “Losing Justin was a big loss for our team because we lost our leader. This season will be different,” he said.

    This is Noll’s fourth year of having a boys program, but they’ve made a run for State twice–most notably, last year when they made it to the sectional championship. . “Our team has only been around for four years, but in our four years, we have been really competitive,” Kammer said. 

    This year’s expectation for the boys volleyball team is to build a stronger bond with one another. With only a small group of upperclassmen, they are looking to increase numbers on the team before the season begins. If they don’t have enough players, there will not be a team.  

   “I believe the expectations for this season is to just build chemistry within the team and have underclassmen on the team to build a foundation for the program after us, seniors graduate,” Kammer said.

    Practice for boys volleyball is beginning soon. Boys interested in playing volleyball should contact Mr. Roldan, athletic director. Practices are on Fridays.