Teamwork brings Charger Spikers together

The volleyball team lost starters from last year, but have hung tough in 2015.

The volleyball team lost starters from last year, but have hung tough in 2015.

Genna Foster, Staff writer

The saying there is no “I” in team is true when it comes to the St. Joseph High School Girls Volleyball team. Volleyball is a sport that is successful when you have a team atmosphere, and this team is a perfect example. When they work as a team, they are successful as a team, but on the contrary when they are selfish and don’t mesh with each other on the court, they are unsuccessful.

The Chargers knew this year was going to be a year of rebuilding because three seniors from last season were leaving. One of those was the setter, who touches the ball in every play and plays a key role in the game.

“I think that after losing three starters from last year made a big difference in the way we approached our season. We had to adjust to a new setter and people had to fill in positions that they hadn’t played before,” said Captain Alex Miceli.

“After losing a couple of starters from last year it is important to make sure you know who is taking there spot so you can be acclimated to the person and or people you’re going to be with on the court. It all starts in practice & we have to work on backing each other up and playing as one,” said other Captain Arterrya Edmond.

This season has been a roller coaster ride, with many ups but also many low times. This team could be an extraordinary team, that was extremely aggressive one day, but then the next day it was a complete 180- totally opposite.

“Going into this season, I had high hopes for what this team could do. I knew how much talent this team has to offer. The problem we’ve run into is what kind of effort is going to be put in on any certain day,” said Miceli.

The Lady Chargers were very successful in their summer league, winning their division championship. The start of the season started off good; they won some tough games but also but a fight with every game they went into. The Chargers also won the Proviso West Invite, going undefeated all day. The middle of the season was a little rocky, coming off the tournament win it went downhill. The last two weeks of the season were just like how the Lady Chargers started, they were playing their best volleyball.

“Overall now that the season is coming to an end, I feel that we are slowly understanding each other’s talents & are slowly coming together. We just have to make sure we always focused & are willing to work,” said Edmond.

Now for the Chargers is preparation for Regionals. The most important things this team is practicing are positive attitudes and finishing games. They also are focusing on playing smart and supporting one another. Their first opponent is Walther Lutheran on Tuesday, October 27th. The Chargers did take an L against Walther during the Season, but they are ready to come out with vengeance.