Preview: Girls Volleyball Prepares For Regional Meet


Braiden Doane, Staff Writer

Video by Justin Morris

This Saturday, the varsity volleyball team takes on Columbus East at 12 p.m. in the regional tournament at Bloomington North.  Last season, the Trojans advanced to the regional finals and lost to Providence. This season, the Trojans are hoping to make it out of Regionals and continue post season play. 

“We have had lots of practice in order to make sure we are able to play well against any team we may go up against,” junior Grace Boggess said. “To add some more fun to our upcoming regional game, we have been doing a secret buddy activity,. We each randomly drew other teammates names and are secretly bringing them a gift each day this week. Doing this helps take off some of the stress in anticipating regionals weekend.”

Regionals will provide the Trojans with new challenges, they must overcome in order to continue their season. 

“Each team we play against provides new challenges that we must overcome, but we are confident in our ability to function as a team and we know how hard we have worked to get to where we are now,” senior Ashley Eck said. “We will face some challenging opponents in the regional but it is best that we stay positive and remember to cherish the memories with our teammates.” 

Senior Madison Hammill says the key to winning regionals will be the team’s mindset. 

“The most important thing we need to remember is to not get down on ourselves when we make mistakes, but instead to push through to the next set,” Hammill said. “I feel that our team is both mentally and physically strong enough to endure any upcoming game challenges.”

If the team wins Regionals, they will be able to continue with post season play at Semi State. 

“We have a good team this year that is capable of accomplishing many things, as long as we continue to stay positive, work hard and play as one team,” Averie Baker said.