Once again, the men’s volleyball team is off to a rapid start to the season, starting the year off with a 11-2-1 record. The team finished second in the State tournament in the previous season.
The men’s volleyball team’s season began on March 17, with a Jamboree match. The regular season will conclude on May 11, with a home game against Whitfield. The game is at Roberts Gym. The team will also get the chance for its State championship rematch against Parkway West. The game is scheduled for May 4, and is also at Roberts Gym.
The JV team is off to a 7-1 start with wins over Westminster, Lindbergh Parkway Central, Saxony Lutheran, Kirkwood, Affton, and Rockwood Summit. The C team’s current record is 3-3. The team has defeated Lindbergh, Parkway Central and Affton.
“As an underclassmen I can inspire my peers by the work I put in to make our team better, and that all it takes to get better every day is work, no matter how small the Improvement,” sophomore Jack Hendrix said.
“I want to leave a legacy of someone who was a team player and someone who worked hard. I also want the Webster Program to be recognized as one of the best programs with the best coaches in the Saint Louis area,” Hendrix added.
“I hope that we can do well in the State Tournament. I would like to say we as a team would like to win the whole thing. It would mean a lot to me and all the guys,” Sophomore Adain Whitemountain said.
“I have definitely looked up to a couple upperclassmen this season. Mainly Charlie Parmelee and Andrew Wuebbling. They always give everything they have in matches and make the sport really fun in general,” Whitemountain added.
The Statesmans’ next game will be on May 3, against Lutheran St. Charles. It is an away game that begins at 4 p.m.
According to maxpreps.com, the men’s volleyball team is currently ranked as #11 in the statewide power rankings and #369 in the nation as of April 26.
This will be Calum Shank’s first year on ECHO staff, but he made several contributions while taking journalism class his freshman year.