Volleyball makes changes to program


courtesy Jillian Beaster

The girls varsity team huddling during their first game of the season, where they won 3-2.

The Shorewood High School girls volleyball team is looking forward to a strong season, with new coaching staff and a recent win against Milwaukee Lutheran, 3-0.

Since the school year started, the team has had practices everyday for two hours, and a couple games a week with occasional tournaments on the weekends.

Previously, the team struggled with working together as a team and putting forth their best effort on the court.

“[This] year, team bonding was a really big thing for us because our [previous] coaches didn’t really put effort into us bonding before we went on court, but [now] it’s different because we have Coach Mikala,” said Eymen Aydinli, junior and varsity setter. “She makes sure that we are working as a team, that we’re getting along on the court and outside of the court.”

It’s way more interactive and we do more and develop more as a team than we did last year,

— Nia Zarate, junior

With the addition of their new coach, Mikala Sebastian, the team is working on improving their overall performance on court.

“It’s way more interactive and we do more and develop more as a team than we did last year,” said Nia Zarate, junior and team manager.

The team is really looking to do well in the conference games, regionals, and state. They are excited to see their efforts in practice pay off in future games.

“I’m looking forward to winning more games than last year since we’re putting more work in this year, so I’m hoping that will be the case,” Aydinli said.

One of the team’s main goals is to focus on doing their best and ‘moving as a team on court’.

“I just want to be a better all around player and I want us to finally work as a team,” said Sidney Wolfe, junior and varsity player.

Overall, the team is ready to play together and put their best foot forward this season.

“Home games are a lot of fun and watching the younger grades improve and get better is definitely good,”

Zarate said.