Senior reflects on unsure volleyball season

Lindsey Bennett
Print Editor

Webster Groves Men’s Varsity Volleyball plays Parkway North on April 22, 2019 in Robert’s Gym.. Webster won the first set 25-19. North won the second 25-20. Webster won the third 25-16, winning the match. Photo by Gretchen Skoglund

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.”

 

 

Lindsey Bennett – Print Editor

This is print editor Lindsey Bennett’s second year on ECHO staff, but she made several contributions while taking journalism class her sophomore year.

 


Visit Our Sponsors



Categories: Sports

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: