Volleyball season is in full swing at Mount Baker Secondary, and the Senior Girls team is expected to be a force to be reckoned with, according to athletic director Kaley Wasylowich.
“Realistically, our senior girl’s volleyball team is really strong,” Wasylowich told the Townsman last week. “Because we’re the biggest representative of the area, we go [to provincials] by default, but I think they’re going to fare very well, because they’re a very strong team.”
The team got their year started over the weekend with a tournament in Kamloops, where the Wild showed promise but failed to finish on top.
On Friday, September 23, the girls won all three of their matches by defeating Clearwater, George Elliott and Vanderhoof. They continued their winning ways on Saturday by closing out North Kamloops and Fulton, but lost to Little Flower Academy in the semi-finals in a tightly contested three set match.
Mount Baker then played in the Bronze Medal game, and defeated Seaton to take home third place honours.
This year’s team consists of Katie Anderson, Jamie Byram, Morgan Charleton, Dreyden Gris, Janine Harach, Hali Jones, Brooke Lightburn, Alyssa McElhinney, Natalie Tepper and Alaina Weltz. The coaches are Karen Kettenacker and Myrte Schon.
The Wild will be playing in up to five more tournaments this year, including hosting one on November 11 and 12.
The Senior Girls are one of five teams currently competing for Mount Baker this fall. The school also has a Senior Boys volleyball team — as well as both Junior Girls and Boys teams — and a Senior Boys soccer squad, playing right now.
Senior Girls Volleyball Schedule
September 30 – October 1: Calgary
October 7 – 8: Edmonton
October 21 – 22: Red Deer (unconfirmed)
November 11 – 12: Home (MBSS Gym)
December 2-3: Provincials @ North Vancouver