The two THIS JV Boys Volleyball teams ended the season with second place in ISAC Division 1 and second place in ISAC Division 4.All players played well and represented THIS values of sportsmanship, support, growth and hard work throughout thier seasons.
Varsity Boys – 2nd Place in Division 1
The THIS Varsity boys volleyball team competed in division 1 in ISAC this year, the highest division available. This would be a challenge to the team to step up their level of play. The THIS Varsity boys volleyball team managed to do this and did a tremendous job this season. The team didn’t have a good start when the season begun, but they managed to relax and gave all their skills and effort afterwards. Every player on the team showed great skills and sportsmanship on the court. They made beautiful sets and smashes, and they made very decent defense plays. The coach did a great job on encouraging his players and gathering the team together when they are down. At last, the team played really good and showed full effort on the final tournament, and got a second place, which ended the season as a happy result.
The boys lost their first game against CISB, showing them the level they needed to play at. They then went on to win against BIBA in a close match. They then lost a close match to DCB before beating DSP and BCIS to close out the regular season. In the final tournament, they got a rematch against DCB and with their improvement and confidence took the victory, moving them on to the finals where they fell to CISB. It was a great season of growth for the boys.
Charlie showed a lot of wonderful skills on the court and played a great team leader during the game and practice. When the team was behind and his teammates are depressed, Charlie always encourages his teammates and make sure the team chemistry are stable. Charlie also showed great skills on receiving the ball and setting the ball for his teammate.
Edward showed great improvements from the last game. He showed great attitude and pushed as hard as he can. Edward respected his teammates and opponents. During the game, Edward made a lot of amazing plays that was impressive.
Kenny displayed great effort and leadership skills. Kenny also showed great skills on the court. He made a couple great sets for his teammates, and he also performed a lot of splendid saves. Kenny also acted really calm on the court, and performed really awesome.
Varsity Boys – 2nd Place in Division 4
On September 6th, 2019, the THIS JV Boys Volleyball team had their first game of the season at BSB. Despite ended up with a 0:3 loss against BSB, the process was a decent start to the season which Coach Sumita was quite happy with. The JV boys then progressed significantly through their hard work poured at regular trainings, and additional trainings during lunch and Wednesdays afterschool. There is no better way to show this than the next 4 consecutive wins the Spartans pulled out against Keystone, BIBA, Harrow, and BCIS, which were all 3:0 wins! In doing so, the Spartans were able to go to the final tournament as the number 2 seed, where the number 1 seed is BSB.
As the number 2 seed, the Spartans had a bye for the first round of the tournament. They would advance to the finals as long as they won against BIBA in the second round. During the game with BIBA, every Spartan of the team played with full concentration with almost no faulty serves and hits, there was even a set which the Spartans won by 15 points. The Spartans eventually won 3:0 against BIBA for the second time and advanced to the finals.
The Spartans' final opponent was BSB again, a team filled with athleticism and physical advantages compared to the Spartans. In the end, the Spartans lost 0:3 against BSB for the second time, but this time it was certainly a much closer and marvelous game than their first loss against BSB. The JV boys ended the season with second place in ISAC Division 4 and we hope all of them will have a brighter experience with volleyball next season.
Martin Wong kicks off as the first JV players of the week. He has definitely been very determined in practices and in the first game at BSB. Martin had contributed a lot to his team by constantly backing them up when losing a point and driving his team positively. He is very passionate player.
Howard is a really strong player in the JV team, who played and won against Keystone in the last week. In the third set, Howard carried the team to the finish line. He played very strong with his serves, accurate passes and blocking at the net. He is a good teammate who is extremely reliable during games and trainings.
Ben had been the key player of the JV boys team, especially in the game against BIBA. He stood out as the most important player for the victory, from the get-go, he collaborated well with his teammates and kept the spirit of the team up. Near the end of the game he scored 13 points in a row to give THIS a smashing victory.
Both teams played well and represented THIS values of sportsmanship, support, growth and hard work throughout thier seasons.