Boomer Elmsdale
Fri, February 16, 2024 at 10:02 AM
The Fremont High School volleyball team is gearing up for what is sure to be an exciting season. With a solid core of returning players and some promising new additions, Coach Russell Davis has set high goals for the team this year. We were lucky enough to sit down with Coach Davis and get a preview of what we can expect from the team at Fremont this season. Coach Davis has been coaching at Fremont for several years now, and his goal has always been to win the division. This year is no different, with the added success of having all his players play to their best potential and being competitive in every match. With this mindset, the Fremont team is sure to be a force to be reckoned with on the court. The team has a strong returning lineup, with players such as Devon Becker, last year's 3rd in kills in the league, and Cesar Davila, who started to become a force as a middle blocker last year and is expected to take a step forward this year. However, there are some changes in position, with Eli Geddes moving from middle blocker to outside hitter. Coach Davis expects Geddes to compete with Becker for the kill leader on the team and in the league. Another key returner is Nicolas Salenga, who was the setter last year but will now become a true leader on the team. In addition to the returning players, Coach Davis is excited about the impact that many new players will have on the team this year. He is looking for these new players to step up and take charge, bringing a fresh energy and talent to the team. When it comes to leadership, Coach Davis looks for players who lead by example, not just in games but especially in practice. He believes this is crucial for the team's success and will have the team vote for their two captains. And when it comes to practice, Coach Davis stresses the importance of working hard. He believes that if each player gives their all in practice, it will create a strong bond and trust among the team members, leading to great camaraderie on the court. "Practice makes permanent" is a motto that Coach Davis lives by. He emphasizes the importance of practicing with intensity and purpose, as it will translate to how the team plays in games. He encourages his players to play every point as hard as they can, regardless of who the opponent is. And after each match, he asks his players if they played their hardest and left everything on the court.