Last Saturday, the JV squad won six straight matches, including beating Vianney in the finals to win the De Smet high school JV tournament.
The day was long as the players arrived around eight in the morning and didn’t leave until after five o’clock. Head coach Dan Becvar noted how proud he was of the team’s effort throughout that grueling day.
“The tournament on Saturday was extremely impressive to watch,” said Becvar. “We made some pretty good JV teams play on their heels.”
“When we get into our game, we play with an energy that makes the team look unstoppable. We have definitely proven that our offense is a great facet to our game,” said sophomore setter Sam Grasso.
Becvar also praised the team’s skill throughout the entire season. The leading JV hitters, sophomores Brian Pudlo and Jake Swyers and freshman Jack McGrail, kept their opponents on their toes.
“There wasn’t just one option on offense the other teams could focus on. We spread the offense really well,” said Becvar.
These hitters were led by freshman setter Ryan Whalen.
Overall, Becvar was very pleased with the entire team.
“This has been a really fun team to coach,” continued Becvar. “It has been one of the most talented JV teams we have had at SLUH. The future of SLUH volleyball is definitely bright.”