BY JAKE FIERMAN
The Cooper City High School boys’ volleyball team will try to recreate last years phenomenal season as they move into the current season. Last year, the boy’s team lead CCHS to Regionals with a record of 21-4, including the playoffs in 2010, which made them the top team in Broward County. That record officially made them the best boys’ volleyball team since the start of FHSAA volleyball back in 2003. This past season, eleven seniors left the team, which will make the road to victory difficult for the young but talented new players.
To prepare for the upcoming season, boys’ volleyball Coach Denise set up a practice team, and stayed late after the official practice, telling the hopeful boys that, “If you guys are willing to put the work in, so am I.” This private training paid off since most of these hopefuls all received their volleyball team jerseys.
“After a year of being on the practice team I have learned a great amount of volleyball knowledge from these incredible varsity players.” sophomore Alec Silverman said, “Watching them has taught me the fundamentals of the game and hopefully all of the hard work will pay off this upcoming season.”
The boys’ volleyball team has only five returning players, but they will try their best to be as great this season as they were last season. This season’s schedule is demanding, with up to three games per week.
“Although we aren’t up to last year’s level,” sophomore Simon Shuham said, “Our team has a lot of potential and soon enough we will be back to the top of high school volleyball.”
This team of 15 boys are striving for an outstanding season. With a record of 2-4, they are getting stronger and better overall. One thing is for sure, this team will not settle for anything less than the best. The 2011 CCHS boy’s volleyball team will be a force to be reckoned with this season.