A group of North Delta girls are in the United States this weekend hoping to show our neighbours to the south a thing or two about volleyball.
On Wednesday September 13, 2016 the Seaquam senior girls volleyball team hit the road for Carlsbad, California to participate in a tournament at Pacific Ridge High School.
This is the third time that the team, comprised of 14 girls from grade 11 and 12 who have been playing volleyball together since grade 8, has attended this tournament.
The team is hoping all those years of hard work will pay off in California. Coach Todd Clarke said he expects great things from this group of girls.
“Our goal is to make provincials and to finish top four in the province,” Clarke said.
Last year the team was ranked number one in the province, but never made it to provincials because one of their key players suffered an injury and was unable to play.
Last Friday the team participated in a “playdate” against Lord Tweedsmuir and South Delta and by all accounts performed very well and Brynn Pasin, one of the players on the team, said she is excited to see how this season goes.
“We have definitely improved this year. I don’t know if we’ll be the strongest team, but I have faith we’ll do well,” she said.
Pasin has been playing volleyball for Seaquam since grade 8, but has also played with various other clubs for the last six years. She said many of the girls on her team have become her friends and that teamwork is all about a shared aspiration to succeed.
“You need to bond really well. Although some aspects of the game are individual, it is mainly a team sport,” Pasin said. This is the second year that Pasin has attended the tournament and she is excited to see the competition in California. She said hard work, trust, and teamwork are the skills that she and her teammates will be taking with them to this tournament.
“You need to have trust in your teammates in order to work well with them, otherwise tensions can affect the outcome of the game,” Pasin said.