The varsity volleyball players at Cape Hatteras Secondary School are certainly getting used to saying the phrase “We won!”
the stands fill with friends, family, and neighbors, the girls warm up.
When asked what the dynamic on the court is during this pre-game prep,
the varsity and junior varsity volleyball coach, Mrs. Christine Van
Atta answers “It’s sort of a nervous excitement, if that makes any
sense. Also, determination.”
asked about the team’s goals as well. “We want to be top four in [our]
conference, serve 90% over every game, attack back row, and be a team,”
Coach Christine concludes.
“We have strong serves, great middle attacks,” she says when asked about the team’s strengths. “Also, we are young.”
Van Atta and Coach Ratliff, the middle school volleyball coach, are
trying to build a volleyball program. Not only do they want to improve
the current varsity players, but they also want to prep the next wave
of Hurricane volleyball players for the upper level as well.
no secret that the ladies on the high school teams are also doing very
well individually. In overall conference, Finni Harmon has the number
one hitting average, Maya Damitio had the most kills, Rubie Shoemaker
is leading the assist category, and Morgan Fairbanks has blocked the
most hits. The ladies o the Cape Hatteras volleyball program are
talented, and I couldn’t imagine our school being better represented.
Good luck Lady Canes!
Note: This article was submitted by CHSS student Rennie Parker. The Island Free Press is delighted to be working
with journalism students and writers from CHSS this year, and will be
posting their work in our Commentary & Guest Columns page as they
continue to grow into exceptional journalists.