Boys volleyball takes the court!


Photo courtesy of Coach Larry Meyers.

The boys stand together for a team photo with team manager Abby Verner.

Trinity’s Boys volleyball team has taken the court to start their 2021 season. They started the season off with two scrimmages against Peters Township and South Fayette, but their first actual game was on March 29 with an exhibition match versus Moon. They won the game in three sets, giving them their first win. They are currently three and two with the hardest part of the section schedule yet to come. 

The boys have been working hard to come together as a team and have been making steady progress. Offense has been their main goal for the season, as well as working on building a stronger block to prevent the other team from getting the ball over the net. Passing has also been a fundamental part of practices. 

 The biggest challenge for the team, however, has been communication on the court. Even though it has improved over the years, the boys are striving to improve even more.

 The seniors are also facing challenges. One senior, Michael Dunn, is trying to improve not just as a player, but as a team leader. The transition from being a leader in basketball to a leader in volleyball has its differences. 

“In basketball, as a leader, it’s easier to discover who is really engaged and who really loves the sport. In volleyball, you’re not sure how to hang [treat] some people because most people just play for a good time,” says Dunn. 

The team is also facing a loss of players due to illness. They have had to cancel two J.V. matches and only had seven players available for the match against Bishop Canevin, which is Trinity’s biggest rival. In past years, the team has lost to them, but this year, it was redemption time, as Canevin lost to Trinity in all three sets. 

The boys strive to keep winning and make it further in the playoffs this year. 

Senior Tyler Ashmore believes that the team will make it far with all the hard work they have put in. 

“We shoot to make it further in the playoffs this year, and in order for us to attain that goal of ours, we will work harder than any other team and focus on making our serves tough and consistent,” says Ashmore. 

The next game will be a tough one for the boys, as it is away at Bishop Canevin High School. Help support the team by tuning into the Trinity Streaming Network to watch.