BY ALFREDO GUZMAN
Chelsey Strahm is the new Varsity Volleyball coach. She was hired because of her experience and involvement with Holtville Athletics.
“I was hired as the varsity volleyball coach in May of this year. I began coaching right away, alongside Marianna Garewal, who is the Holtville Volleyball Club director/coach. I began summer practices shortly after, and we have been practicing since. We just started official practices on August 1.”
Strahm was asked what her goal and vision for the the Holtville Volleyball team is for the 2017-2018 school year, and she stated, “My goal is to build a quality program where the girls continue to improve and win league and a CIF title. This is done with the help of hard working athletes and a supportive community. Coaching at the varsity level for the past 8 years, I have coached a lot of different athletes along the way. This set of girls is unique because they have shown they are open to change and are very hard workers. “
According to Coach Strahm, the new things the community can expect from HHS Volleyball this fall, and opponents they are looking forward to facing all goes back to hard work. “The school and community can expect to see a hardworking and talented team. We are all working hard each day to improve mentally and physically. All IVL teams have shown they are competitive this year, so I am looking forward to the tough competition we will face each game.”
HHS volleyball players who are team leaders are players. Fans can expect great things from according to Coach Strahm. “We have a strong group of girls that help contribute but, our team leader is our outside hitter, Sarah Grizzle, and libero, Jasmine Ponce. Both players have an outstanding work ethic and lead the team physically and mentally,” stressed Strahm.
The community of Holtville is always overwhelming supportive of HHS school activities. Strahm stated,” Everyone has shown to be supportive of our program and numerous individuals have gone out of their way to show their support and willingness to help out in any way.” Important dates people should be aware of for the upcoming Fall Sports season for HHS Volleyball are when the pre season kicks off August 29th and when the regular season kicks off September 12th.