Volleyball team has competitive playoff mindset

Players say family spirit keeps them together as they strive for excellence

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Volleyball team has competitive playoff mindset

Senior Delia Quiroz serves the ball
at an Austin High match. Akins won
with a score of 3-2.

Senior Delia Quiroz serves the ball at an Austin High match. Akins won with a score of 3-2.

Alexa Hudson

Senior Delia Quiroz serves the ball at an Austin High match. Akins won with a score of 3-2.

Alexa Hudson

Alexa Hudson

Senior Delia Quiroz serves the ball at an Austin High match. Akins won with a score of 3-2.

Josh Guerrero, Staff Writer

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In sports, there are a number of clichés used by athletes when referring to their teammates and the obstacles they face.

Volleyball team has competitive playoff mindset. Players say family spirit keeps them together as they strive for excellence.

Sentiments about not giving in, treating team- mates like family and taking it one game at a time are thrown around constantly. But for the varsity volleyball team, all of these things ring true.

Junior Kayla Munoz, a team captain, said the girls’ volleyball team is extremely competitive and won’t settle for anything less than success.

“I really want to go, not just me but we all do, the whole team wants to go to the playoffs this year,” Munoz said. “Even if we don’t get what we want at the end of the season we know that we left everything on the court and that we played for each other.”

Munoz said that teamwork is essential for their success because that’s how they will accomplish their goals of going to the playoffs.

We’re all proud of each other and everything, we don’t want any regret because we all worked our hardest”

— Kayla Munoz

Head volleyball Coach Amanda Thomas said the varsity team is made up of a special group of players. She said they are how determined to achieve their goal.

“We have a bunch of the top kids in the city that play on top teams and clubs.” Thomas said. “They’re not just playing (school) year round, they’re playing from August to August.”

Freshman Mak’hi Falkquay, who has played volleyball since 7th grade, said that going to the playoffs with her team is in her sights and tries to stay positive. She said she feels proud when they beat the odds and win against an especially talented team. She said that it feels like she proved skeptics of her and her team wrong.

“I love them,” Falkquay said. “It’s a family vibe.”

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