Wakefield Girls Varsity Volleyball Ends Season and Makes History


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The team poses after their home win against Washington-Liberty.

This year, Wakefield’s Varsity Girls Volleyball Team made Wakefield history! This season the team beat Marshall, Yorktown, and W-L for the first time in decades. The girls showed that they wouldn’t quit, no matter the odds. Even though the season is over, the future of Volleyball is promising at Wakefield.

This year all Wakefield athletics moved into the 6A District, which means new competition and new challenges. Thi Ley, a senior setter on the Varsity Volleyball team, said she was “proud of what we accomplished this season and felt the girls did a great job adjusting to the new competition and district.”

In addition to transferring to a new district, the Girls Varsity Volleyball team also got a new coach this season. Coach Shane Spellman along with Assistant Coach Julie Dang started off their Wakefield Coaching career strong, leading the girls to 3 big wins against Marshall (in 5 sets), W-L (in 4 sets), and Yorktown (in 5 sets)! Senior and one of the Captains, Marisa Temoshok said of beating Marshall in a grueling 5 set game, “that game showed our full potential and the level we can truly play at. We had good individual talent and our chemistry finally clicked as a team. We really wanted to win that game, and we pulled out the win.”

The final big game of the season was against Yorktown, and many superfans were in attendance to see that nailbiter win with a final match score of 3-2. Did having so many superfans make a difference in the final score? Marisa said, “the superfans definetly made a huge difference; it was such good energy! We started out really slow, and since they are one of our biggest rivals, we really wanted to beat them. The big crowd helped us pull out the win and helped us keep our energy up so we play well as a team.”

The Girls Volleyball season ended on Monday, 10/25 in the first round of Districts against Herdon. How does the future look for Volleyball? Marisa said, “I feel good about the future. Shane and Julie, our coaches, are such good people and built the program up in just one year…that was the best season I have had since I have been at Wakefield. A lot of the younger playres are so talented; they can keep training and keep this record going and I know they will get get even better records in the fututre.”