Skippers volleyball captains play their last home game

With a schedule that consisted of only 4 home games, Skippers volleyball gave thanks to their three captains at the game on Oct. 3 against Oakland CC.

VolleyballRachel Cooper, (Grayling, MI) Heather Griffis (Weidman, MI) and Katie Bearse (Oxford, MI) received a goodbye ceremony as they prepared to play their last game on their home court.

I can honestly say that in all my years I have never had a more dedicated group of captains,” said head coach Chuck Weisner, “I am honored to have had coached them.”

With a group of captains that were a dominant force on the court, it went relatively unnoticed how these girls bonded off the court.

All three captains became close as they made the commitment of living together off campus.

The girls moved in to their new apartment and immediately bonded as they spent endless hours with one another from breakfast in the morning to hitting the pillow at night.

When practices started to occur twice daily, they were able and willing to help each other stay strong and work hard to create a better season than last year.

Being the only remaining members from last season’s team, the ladies knew what it was like to have a depressing season.

Going 4-8 in the conference and 17-20 overall, the girls have already eclipsed their wins from last year and still have plenty of games left.

The Skippers currently reside at second place in the conference behind Oakland with a record of 21-6.

With a 6-2 record in the Eastern Conference, the Skippers are set to head to Districts being a feared team.

Schoolcraft and Macomb are on the schedule for Oct. 8 and Oct. 10, respectively.

The weekend holds an unknown opponent at Owens Community College for a tri-match that won’t be revealed until Friday, Oct. 11.

Wishing the captains the best in their future ventures, the college and the fans appreciate the entertainment they have brought us in the past two years.

Anybody who spends time around these three girls will never fail to see the bond they have created, and the love that surrounds them, and the rest of the team can agree.
Brendan Buffa
Sports Editor

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