NPSS senior boys volleyball team inexperienced but competitive to start season

The team has played in one tournament up to this point which saw them come away with a few wins, and they’ll be looking to build on that as they join the senior girls team for the Duchess Tournament in Prince George over the weekend. This year’s team is made up 12 players. Of that two are grade 10 students, three are from grade 12, while the rest are from grade 11.

Diane Sandberg is in charge of steering the ship of young players for the current season. She says even though there are no returning seniors on the team, they have a number of players that have stayed active with the game with different organizations, and also have a European exchange student contributing to the group.


“Six of the boys this spring played club volleyball so they had a lot more practice with the ball, and those boys their experience is showing,” she says. “We also have a German exchange student who’s playing with us and we’re really happy to have him. He’s got a lot of experience so it’s been a great addition for us.”

The group took part in five games over the season opening tournament. They finished with a 2-1 record after the first day of competition, and dropped their final two games the following day. Sandberg says that in all the contests, the team had chances to come away with the win.

“Every game we could have won or lost so we were really happy with the tournament,” she states. “It was a great tournament for us to be in because you want to be against teams that you compete against so it was a great place for us to be.

The team will have games on Friday and Saturday as part of the Duchess Tournament. They’ll be off next weekend before heading down to Prince George once again on October 18 and 19 for the College Heights Tournament.