Co-ed volleyball looks to start season where they left off


Photo courtesy Nadia Meyerovich

The co-ed volleyball team is looking forward to a winning season.

The co-ed volleyball team started tryouts on Mar. 1, looking to pick up where they left off in the spring of 2021 where the team had a record of 9-1, ending with a heartbreaking 3-1 loss against Quince Orchard.

To start the new season, the team is working on their defensive form, setting and spiking. They also spend 20 minutes of a series of workouts to get the team in tip top shape for the season.

The first game was on Mar 23 against Demascus. They play around one to two games per week once the season starts. The team has a difficult schedule this year, as they face Sherwood on Mar. 25,  and Watkins Mill on Mar. 29.

The next week, they face Whitman on Mar. 31, and Walter Johnson on Apr. 4 to start the new month. After a stellar season in the spring of 2021, the team is looking to have a similar end result of a winning record, but the main focus is on the county championship.

On Apr. 6 the team is looking for revenge against a strong Quince Orchard squad that they lost to in the playoffs. They are looking to bounce back and have a chip on their shoulder as they seek revenge for last year.

On Apr. 8, they face B-CC as their last game before spring break. After the break, the team will come back and play against their arch rivals, Churchill, on Apr. 19. On Apr. 21 the team will face off against the Gaithersburg Trojans.

To end the regular season they have a matchup against Magruder on Apr. 27, and Richard Montgomery on Apr. 29. Coach Mary Malinauskas also coaches girls’ varsity volleyball in the fall. The captain is unior Bella Bargman. The team consists of six boys and seven girls of all grades.

The team has practice Monday through Friday from 3 to 5 p.m. with an optional practice on Saturday that is combined with the boys’ team.

Senior Nadia Meyerovich has been playing volleyball for the majority of her life and she is in awe that this is her last season on the court. “I feel bitter that this is my last season playing volleyball, but all good things must come to an end. My goal this season is to help the underclassmen grow as players and teammates. As a senior it feels surreal that this is the last season of volleyball I will be playing in my whole career, but that doesn’t stop me from the goal. The goal is to win a county championship with my teammates and cap off my career on a strong note,”  Meyerovich said.