The Westside School sixth grade boys volleyball team played an excellent all-around team game last Sunday, beating St. Anne to run the season record to 2-1. Coach Darren really focused on getting serves in during practice, and it showed, as the team served consistently up and down the lineup. This week’s male Athlete of the Week is Kai C. The team won their first game, and then in the second game, trailed 21-19 when Kai got to serve. The sixth grade rules do not allow one player to serve more than five consecutive points, so Kai did not have a chance to close out the match. However, he served all five in overhand, and won each point, so when he handed the serve off, the team led 24-21, and ended up winning the match. Kai has improved all facets of his game, but his serve is probably the most dramatic improvement. Way to go Kai!
The Westside School sixth grade girls volleyball team played two tough teams to start the year, and entered last Sunday looking for the first win. They came out and played well from the beginning of the match, and ended up beating St. Anthony 2-0, with scores of 25-19 and 25-21. Masha is the female Athlete of the Week. She served well, made some very tough saves, passed well, and was an overall team player. Masha takes volleyball seriously, and does a great job leading by example. Congratulations Masha!