Boys volleyball
Boomer Elmsdale
Fri, February 16, 2024 at 05:02 AM
As the new season approaches, the Los Osos High School Boys Volleyball team is ready to show the league that they have what it takes to compete at the highest level. With a young team led by Coach Mainor Ramos, the team is looking to move away from being a new program and establish themselves as a force to be reckoned with. In this exclusive interview, we asked Coach Ramos about the team's top players, goals, challenges, and more. Coach Ramos shares that their main goal this year is to shed their reputation as a new program and show the league that they have what it takes to compete. With a young team, this might seem like a daunting task, but Coach Ramos is confident that his players have the determination and drive to achieve this goal. Talking about the team's top player, Coach Ramos immediately points out 6’4 sophomore, Josiah Blackwell. He describes Josiah as a special player because of his competitive spirit and his commitment to the team's success. Josiah's selflessness and work ethic make him a valuable asset to the team. Another player poised to make a significant impact this season is freshman Aidan Gross. Despite his young age, Coach Ramos has high expectations for Aidan as he steps into the role of Libero. As a coach, Coach Ramos believes that his captains should not only be leaders but also mentors for the team. He envisions them as role models who the team can look up to, not just on the court but also off it. The team chemistry can be challenging to build for a new program, but Coach Ramos is confident that his players have the necessary volleyball knowledge and experience from playing club to develop a strong bond. While there are always challenges in any sport, Coach Ramos believes that the biggest challenge for the team this year is shaking off the title of a new program. With that label comes the pressure of not being good enough or ready for the league. However, Coach Ramos is confident that this year's team can change that narrative. Talking about the team's schedule, Coach Ramos acknowledges that they have a packed schedule, and their toughest competitors will be in the league itself. Being in the Baseline League with defending CIF champions Upland and quarterfinalist Claremont, Coach Ramos believes that their league is one of the toughest in the Inland Empire. As a coach, Coach Ramos believes in constantly learning and trying new things to make his team better.