Volleyball will finish season against Lewisville Oct. 25


Nyla Smith

Senior Delaney Nicholls prepares to hit the ball over the net in the team’s game against Flower Mound on Oct. 14. The team lost the game with a score of 3-0.

The volleyball season comes to a close with the last district game against Lewisville on Oct. 25 at 6:30 p.m in the Hawk Arena.

Despite a difficult season for this year’s team, Hebron has won every game against Lewisville since the 2007-2008 school year. 

“[Lewisville] tends to be very athletic, maybe not as skilled as some other teams in our district, but they’re always emotional players,” head coach Karin Keeney said. “They get up and can get on runs because [of how] they get fired up. But in the past, generally we’ve been OK going against Lewisville.”

The team is 10-29 this season, and 2-11 in district, placing them at 7th place in the district..

“With it being so late into the season, it’s just repetition at this point,” senior manager Joshua Lee said. “[We’re] making sure we’re not making small errors that we typically would make in the beginning of the season, and just cleaning up what we can do on our side of the net.”

In the district season, the team’s two wins came against Plano and Lewisville. 

“[The players] are great kids, but I can’t say this season was successful,” Keeney said. “I [don’t] gauge my success on wins and losses, but on reaching potential and how well we do in reaching our potential. And, I don’t think this season has come close to reaching their potential. In that way it’s disappointing for me, but on the other hand, they have grown quite a bit.”

With there being only three seniors on the team this season, next year’s team will likely return a lot of experience. Last year, the team was very senior-heavy compared to this year’s underclassmen-dominated team.

“[Most of the team] next year will be juniors since everybody’s moving up, but I think they’ll be able to play really well together,” senior defensive specialist Olivia Lowary said. “They [will] have those key positions that they need to do really well, so I hope that they keep the energy this year and improve.”

The last game of the season will be senior night, and Keeney said she is excited to celebrate her seniors on their last game.

“I’m excited [for the game,]” Keeney said. “That’s the last time those seniors will play because we did not make [the] playoffs this year. It’s a good time for [the players] to reflect on the four years they’ve spent here, and to enjoy their last game wearing Hebron uniforms. It’s an emotional game, but it also should be a fun and exciting thing for them.”