Fall Sports Preview 2015: Volleyball team starts the season off strong, continuing last year’s victories

  • Wed Sep 16th, 2015 5:23pm
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Back row: Ilaria Verri

By Miles Crossen

Special to the Journal

This year’s Friday Harbor High School girls volleyball team has only one new member this year, according to coach Travis Mager. Referring to the members of the team, “The rest are returning varsity players,” adding there are a few who will play on both the varsity and junior varsity teams.

Mager said his varsity players have worked together for a number of years. They have taken their fair share of lumps when they face more experienced teams. That’s not the case now. With the team’s experience, and after last year’s victory over their toughest competitor, Coupeville High School, he added with confidence, “I like our chances against any team we face this year.”

“I would encourage all islanders to come take a look at this year’s volleyball squad as they have evolved into something quite special,” added Mager. “We were second in our league last year and were only three points away from a State Berth.”

He closed by adding, “The girls that are leading this program are playing volleyball at a very high level and have gained recognition from coaches and players from some of the top teams in the State.”

The team won their first game Sept. 10 against Coupeville 3-0, the first match was won  28-26, the second was a whopping 25-7 and the third set at 25-13.

The team also won their second game Sept. 14 against Sedro-Woolley 3-0.