Boomer Elmsdale
Thu, February 22, 2024 at 01:02 AM . California
As the coach of Scripps Ranch High School's beach volleyball team, Coach Roni Greenwood-Hooper is gearing up for the new season with high expectations. Last year was the team's first winning season as a CIF sport and they also got their first CIF playoff win. This year, Coach Roni has her sights set on even bigger goals, including competing against tough league opponents, playing more non-league matches, and going deeper into the playoffs. In this preview article, we will take a closer look at the team, their goals, and what fans can expect from them this season. One of the biggest strengths of Scripps Ranch High School's beach volleyball team is their strong returning players. Bryce Leatherwood and Bailie Bishop, both sophomores, were paired together as freshman last year and will continue to be a dynamic duo for the team. Their chemistry and teamwork on the court make them a force to be reckoned with. Senior players Megan Chow and Lauren Peranginangin also bring a lot of experience and skill to the team, with their composure and ball control. These returning players will be essential in leading the team to success this season. In addition to their strong returning players, Coach Roni has her eye on freshman Riley McDonald, who has a lot of beach volleyball experience. Her competitive spirit and skill will make an immediate impact on the team and provide a strong addition to the roster. With a mix of experienced and new players, the Scripps Ranch team looks to have a well-rounded and talented lineup this season. But it's not just skill and talent that make a successful team, it's also their chemistry and camaraderie on and off the court. Fortunately, most of the beach players on Scripps Ranch have already played on an indoor team together this season, creating a strong sense of family within the program. This foundation of trust and friendship will only strengthen the team's performance on the court as they navigate the mental and physical challenges of beach volleyball. Speaking of challenges, the team's schedule this season is packed with tough opponents. As Coach Roni mentions, their league schedule is always challenging and they are looking forward to going head-to-head with teams like La Jolla and Cathedral Catholic, who are traditionally strong in both beach and indoor volleyball. These competitive matchups will push Scripps Ranch to test their skills and push themselves to be better players.