G.V.C. men's volleyball going to be smashed

GardenValley Collegiate
Winkler, Manitoba

By Joel C.

Consisting of five rookies, eight second-year players, and one third-year player, this year's Garden Valley Collegiate varsity men's volleyball team is characterized by youth, good size, and awesome power.

"Our hitting and blocking alone will probably win us many games," stated coach Pat Alexander. However, Alexander is also quick to point out that, with youth, comes inexperience.

"Our clear weakness right now is our lack of match experience and focus. The young players on the team are highly motivated but aren't clear on the expectations and the higher level of competition that lies ahead."

Expected to lead the squad this year are the co-captains, veteran hitter Reg F. and setter Brendan N., who, according to Alexander, are "going to have their work cut out for them."

Alexander also feels that G.V.C.'s toughest competition will come from Westgate Collegiate. "Westgate didn't lose many players last year and will probably have one of the best triple A teams around."

Overall, Alexander feels that, despite their lack of experience, the team will be very competitive. "I think we're going to surprise a lot of teams. Our club is high-flying and powerful."

The G.V.C. Zodiacs' season starts on September 25 when they venture to Altona. The team's first home appearance is when they host their tournament on September 27, in the Garden Valley Collegiate gymnasium.

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