by Jake Bailey and Jacob Jornadal
The young and hungry St. John Bosco volleyball team is ready to attack the fast approaching 2019 Trinity League season, looking to build on their previous productive season under new head volleyball coach Shane Beatty.
“We’re looking to bounce back from a down year, placing fifth in league. We want to improve that position significantly, and we have a good group of guys that are getting after it every day,” said the newly appointed Beatty.
The Braves finished in the bottom half of the Trinity League last year but showed spurts of phenomenal play, which Coach Beatty intends to capitalize on, and make the precedent for this year.
“The guys have been in the gym almost every morning before school, working and pushing to try to improve and perfect the little things,” explained Beatty.
Coach Beatty comes from a long history of volleyball, from previously coaching at Hope High School, to still currently coaching with Rockstar volleyball club, one of the premier clubs for high school volleyball in the Los Angeles area.
The players seem to have completely bought in and invested in their newfound coach. With high energy and a strong mindset, they are prepared to put in the work it takes to hopefully achieve their dreams of becoming Trinity League champs and having a successful season.
“He’s really energetic and focused on improving [us] players from the ground up,” said junior player Elijah McCray.
The young team looks to follow in the footsteps of senior leaders Samuel Rodriguez and Parker Gray, who have been around the program for multiple years and are eager to finish their senior seasons on a high note.
“Sam and I have been in this program for some time now, and we are excited to finish our high school careers with our Bosco brothers on the highest note possible,” said senior Parker Gray.
A consistent spark for the braves has been junior Alex Rotter, who currently leads the team in kills and is playing at a very high level.
Currently, the Braves sit at 12-13 with some very credible wins over great competition, and the team is confident they will head into league with a good head of steam.
Trinity League begins tomorrow, March 15th as the Braves take on the JSerra Lions. The players feel confident and are prepared for the upcoming battle.
Don’t miss out on the start of what is to hopefully be a fantastic season for the 2019 St. John Bosco volleyball team.