Boys volleyball finishes with winning record for first time in five years


Belma Mujakic

Ethan Walters (11) goes up for the hit during a game.

For the first time in five years, the boys volleyball team enjoyed a winning record as they finished 11-9. The last time they had a winning record was in 2016 when they ended at 16-14.

The boys started the season with a four-match winning streak. Those games were against Summit, Cape Notre Dame, Affton, and Fort Zumwalt West. 

“The streak felt good at the beginning of the year, especially since we didn’t win four games all year two years ago,” said head coach Jessica Betz.

After the strong start the year was up and down till the last four games of the regular season. The boys beat Northwest, Seckman, Fox, and Lutheran South.

“Those four teams weren’t the most competitive,” said coach Betz, “but it was a good opportunity to get a look at some different lineups.”

They entered the first round of districts against De Smet, a team they had beaten earlier in the year. Sadly, though, they ended up losing this time to De Smet.

The leading offensive player was Ethan Walters (11) with 38 aces. He was also the leading hitter with 184 kills.

“Everyone who came out for the team worked hard,” said Betz. “They all bought into the program since day one.”