by Angelica Fontanilla, Staffwriter
The Devils’ Advocate
Finally! It’s the time of the year that many young Lady Devil athletes look forward to – Volleyball Season! Now that the 2016-2017 Ladies’ Varsity Team has been finalized, the team looks forward to another successful season. The Varsity Volleyball Team has won two consecutive banners since the 2014- 2015 season, making them a team to defeat by several schools in the Metro South Bay League.
With their hard work and dedication, they hope to obtain another opportunity to make Sweetwater proud and to display another banner at the end of the season. In order to work towards this goal, the ladies practice every day after school. Although volleyball is meant to be an indoor sport, the extent of their hard work can be seen through the multiple laps that they run together at the beginning of every practice. Moreover, they continue to build their strength in the weight room. Their hard work and dedication allow them to continue to build team chemistry and skills.
The team’s success, of course, would not be possible without the endless support and coaching from Sweetwater alumni, Coach Erick Hernandez. Coach Hernandez constantly encourages the ladies to continue to be competitive and determined. Not only does he take his time to coach the team, but also he helps them out individually in order to make them better. Every year, the competitiveness increases; Coach Hernandez ensures that his team is ready for any type of competition that they must face.
The ladies’ success on the court is not only derived from their constant hard work and the coaching of Coach Hernandez, but also support from friends, family and of course the highly spirited Red Devil fans highly contributes to the accomplishments of the Lady Devils’ Varsity Volleyball team.