Boomer Elmsdale
Tue, February 20, 2024 at 07:02 AM
As the Fremont High School boys’ volleyball team prepares for the upcoming season, Coach Russell Davis is focused on one ultimate goal – winning their division. This may seem like a lofty aspiration, but with the right mix of talent, determination, and teamwork, anything is possible. For Davis, success is not just measured by wins and losses, but by the individual growth and improvement of each player on the team. He believes that if every player gives their best effort and is competitive in every match, then the team as a whole will reach their goals. Leading the way for the team this season are several key returning players who have the ability to make a significant impact on the court. Devon Becker, who was the third-highest scorer in the league last year, is expected to continue to dominate on the offensive end. Cesar Davila, who has shown promise as a middle blocker, is poised to take a major step forward this year. Additionally, Eli Geddes, who played middle blocker last season, will be moving to outside hitter and is expected to compete with Becker for the team’s top spot in kills. And lastly, Nicolas Salenga, who was the team’s setter last year, is expected to step into a leadership role and become a true leader on the team. But it’s not just the returning players who will make an impact this year. Davis is excited about the potential of several new players who have joined the team. While he couldn’t single out any specific players, he believes that many of them have the talent and drive to make an immediate impact on the team. So what does it take to be a captain on the Fremont High School boys’ volleyball team? According to Davis, it’s all about leading by example – both on and off the court. He looks for players who not only excel in games but also in practice. With so many potential candidates, the team will vote for their two captains this season. To build chemistry and camaraderie, Davis emphasizes the importance of hard work. If every player gives their best effort, everyone can count on each other and that will lead to a strong bond between teammates. He also motivates his players to push themselves to their full potential by reminding them that “practice makes permanent” and encourages them to leave it all on the court every game. However, preparing for this season hasn’t been without its challenges.