Freshmen volleyball sets the stage for the next four years

Freshman volleyball players find their niches on the team as well as in their classes.

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The CAHS freshman girls’ volleyball team huddle together one last time before their practice ends. After they huddled together they put their hands together and yelled ,“Caimans!” in sequence. ‘The team is tightly knit,” Kayla  D’Ambra (Middle Blocker) said. Together, everyone supports one another. Photo taken by Sierra Lagge.

Sierra Lagge
The CAHS freshman girls’ volleyball team huddle together one last time before their practice ends. After they huddled together they put their hands together and yelled ,“Caimans!” in sequence. ‘The team is tightly knit,” Kayla D’Ambra (Middle Blocker) said. Together, everyone supports one another. Photo taken by Sierra Lagge.

“I got it!” A player on the girls’ Freshman Volleyball team yelled, followed by another player’s echo. If “I got it” wasn’t being called out when necessary full body collisions and clashing would ensue.

“I came to a camp before tryouts and I really liked it, so I decided that I would tryout and now I’m here,” freshman Kassandra Abirgas said. “I tried out for setter, but I didn’t get it. I’m progressing, so I’m starting as setter opposite and working my way up.”

With the position of Libero, which is a defensive specialist position, freshman, Mackenzie Zorn said she’s always wanted to improve her volleyball skills and to be a part of and support a team. “[I got my position] because of my [small] size. I have a good passing accuracy,”  Zorn said.

Zorn also mentioned how joining volleyball helped her transition into high school. “I was able to say “hi” to more people so I felt more comfortable,” Zorn said.

Abirgas shared how she may be thinking of going pro when she feels she’s good enough. Abirgas enjoys attaining new friends and getting to know everyone.

In volleyball, the team agrees it’s important to commit to a certain roll and stick to it, to keep the team together and be successful.

“Volleyball gave me a lot of friends to come to school with, so I wasn’t alone. I knew some people, but I know a lot more because of volleyball,” Abirgas said.

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