The Westside School Volleyball regular season wrapped up last weekend, bringing to an end the seasons of four of our volleyball teams.
The Westside School sixth grade boys team finished the season on a high note, beating St. Joseph Seattle 2-0, and notching the third win of the season. This was the best team game of the year. Athletes have been working on not just bumping it back on the first hit every time. It showed on Saturday with lots of completed passes and even a few spikes. The Westside School male Athlete of the Week is Owen. He has come a long way since last season and the beginning of this season. He has worked hard on his serve, and now has a strong serve, which he consistently got in during the match. He was also chasing everything, and keeping balls alive really well. Owen is a great example of hard work paying off. Great job Owen!
The Westside School eighth grade girls team played in the top division this year, and were usually competitive, but had a hard time getting wins against the best teams in the city. They finished the season last Saturday at Eastside Catholic. Eastside came into the game with a 5-2 record, and have a very good team. Our girls started hot, consistently putting Eastside on the defensive with serves, and hard hits. They got a good lead that held up for the first game. Eastside bounced back in the second game behind one girl’s killer serve, and won it easily. This set up a decisive third game to 15. Emily served the first five points, and Westside School led 5-0 before it went back to their great server. She served five in a row to tie it, and then Coach Dan called a timeout and she missed her next one. The team then took a narrow lead and held it through the rest of the game, winning 15-12, and winning the match 2-1. This was an awesome way to finish the season and to finish the Westside School careers of the eighth grade girls. Scarlett, this week’s female Athlete of the Week, has been the leader the last couple seasons. She is the team’s best player, and a really good vocal leader on the floor. She is consistently positive and a great example of the Westside School spirit. Scarlett will be continuing her volleyball career in high school next year, and will have an opportunity to be a very good varsity player immediately. Congratulations Scarlett!
Great job to all the volleyball players this season!