For the past 3 weeks we have been in the gym preparing as a team for the long awaited spring season tournament that happened this past weekend. Since the beginning of the semester we have been getting together every Sunday night for open gym from 10-12, but starting in April we had organized practices 3 times a week, and let’s just say that it wasn’t a waste of time. Every practice showed everyone’s eagerness to be back in the gym. One of the big things that we stress with Greenville volleyball is that champions are made in the off-season. We aren’t provided with a workout plan or told what to do, but are expected to make our own time to improve ourselves by getting faster, stronger, and better. This year was one of the best spring seasons in part to the improvements that were made by multiple individuals on their own time. Because we lost seniors, a couple of girls had to step up and fill roles on the court. Joelle Scholten stepped out of her normal position of outside hitter to set for the black team and did a phenomenal job! It was good to see all of the talent that we will be bringing back with us next season, and we’re very excited to bring in our recruits and add them right in. The tournament was a huge success, as we had 8 teams competing all day and lots of fans to cheer us on as the black team finished 9-1 on the day with the best record in the gym!
Friday night we hosted our yearly trivia night, which is a fundraiser that we do to raise money that goes directly to our missions fund. This past summer the majority of the team got the opportunity to go to the Dominican Republic for a week to play some volleyball, do some work, but most importantly to share God’s love with the Dominicans. Not only did we get the opportunity to help them out, but also we were impacted ourselves in various ways. Without the outside help from family, friends and fundraisers, it is difficult for us to raise enough money to have these kinds of opportunities. Our trivia night was successful, as we raised $2,000 to go towards our next trip. We want to thank everyone that came out this past weekend to support us and cheer us on. We couldn’t do this without you!!