Men’s volleyball, like many sports teams, has been put on hold due to the coronavirus.
“Not knowing if I will get to put on the #13 on my back again one last time has been really tough on me,” senior captain Quinton Nehring said.
As of now, the team predicts a May 1, start to the season, severely limiting the number of regular season games played.
High school and professional athletic teams alike are finding themselves thrown quickly into the playoffs, if the season resumes.
However, the team is still finding ways to work together.
“The captains on the team… have tried to implement virtual workouts to make sure our bodies are right when we are able to come back,” Nehring said.
The team is also communicating on Zoom and social media.
Along with the uncertainty that comes with the coronavirus, the team also has a new head coach this year, Ryan Mahl.
“Our new coach has been providing us with video content that is allowing us to have volleyball on the mind and enjoy watching some competition. He has done a great job in keeping everyone on the team together and our hopes up,” Nehring said.
“At first, I was disappointed and upset. I’m not a crier, but I wanted to cry,” Mahl said. “I’ve always got to be positive … with my players and move on to the next play,” he said in an interview with the Webster-Kirkwood Times.
Mahl’s sentiments are echoed by Nehring, “As a senior this has been very hard, as this was the main thing I’ve been looking forward to all year.”
This is print editor Lindsey Bennett’s second year on ECHO staff, but she made several contributions while taking journalism class her sophomore year.
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