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Panther volleyball success stems from fierce practice

Kimberly Washington |
Kimberly Washington | [email protected]|| Cecily Basques, No. 13, jumps to hit the ball over the net towards the Napa Valley College team.

Last season the City College volleyball team took second place in the Big 8 Conference trailing close behind Santa Rosa.

This year with an inexperienced team, head coach Laurie Nash said she is confident and will keep a victory momentum.

“My entire team will be key role players who will make huge contributions this year,” head coach Laurie Nash said.

Bumping, setting and spiking remain basic fundamentals the athletes focus on during practices, however tactics against each opponent differ and are catered to the rival’s strengths and weaknesses, Nash said.

“We always go over the same passing techniques,’‘ said Megan Pollock 19, a biological science major. “But our strategy about where we place the ball is different.”

Freshmen athlete, Brittanie McKenzie, 18, undecided major, said the prior teams she played for had different drill techniques than City College.

“It is very important to me, that these players understand that they improve everyday in practice,” Nash said about being proud of the athletes’ work ethic.

“Creating a hardworking practice environment usually breeds a very competitive team,” Nash said.

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“We have a really good offense, so I feel like we’re stronger in that aspect,” Pollock said.

Returning sophomore, Cecily Basques, 19, said a team advantage was the tall average heights of athletes, allowing for bigger defensive blocks.

Aside from the beneflts of the team collectively, the team is challenged by an inexperienced number of players.

“We are freshmen-heavy this year, so we will be learning and growing as time goes by,” Nash said.

Basques said she sees the number of freshmen as a competitive driver for some of the freshmen on the team.

“Coming into this environment, everyone is good,” Basques said. “Everyone is competing for a spot on the court.” According to Nash, most of the athletes’ growth and improvement will come  over time.

“We’re always in the top teams, we’re always playing the hardest,” Pollock said. “We have really good competition and we always compete with everyone.”

The volleyball team will face American River College Sept. 28, 6:30 p.m. at American River.

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