Varsity and JV Volleyball teams have finally resurfaced after a year of absence due to COVID. Students are excited to have their sports season back. The coaches who will triumphantly lead CA to victory are Jo Madonna, Cody Jahn and Ashley Herber.
Not having competitive sports due to COVID-19 negatively impacted the life of many students. Jovanna Maldonado, sophomore, expressed her feelings: “It felt kinda empty without sports last year.”
The thrill of having sports back and the energy it creates within students is on a deeper level. Kendra Eickmann shared, “Having volleyball back is definitely a highlight of my senior year, I missed going to tournaments last year and being with my teammates.”
This season may be different because of continuing COVID effects, but the students are happy to compete again. This is only the beginning of a triumphant change, and not the last because CA students have spirit.
This past week, the varsity girls team kicked off the start of their season with a game against Mile High. Unfortunately, they lost 1:3 but their perseverance showed that the next games will be different.
“It’s nice to get back into the groove and feel the energy of competition, ” reflected Kylie Wehling, captain of the varsity team. “I have a good team and I am looking forward to what this season will hold.”
Love Pickle, Student News Team
Photos: Gwyn Reeves