The volleyball teams shaking hands after the game
The volleyball teams shaking hands after the game
Joy Dankin-Schwalm

Opening game of the season, PSD stars crushed

What was it like to play your last first- game for boys’ volleyball?

“It was exciting I wasn’t thinking too much about my last first- game at the time. He was mainly focused on playing the defending state champs. Looking back on it, it was weird and sad for him but very exciting. ” Ty Morris says. 


What was it like to switch positions during the game?

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Switching positions mid-game was not too bad for him because he is used to playing wherever the team needs him. 

“It was fun for me because I got to play a little bit of everything that game,” Morris says.


What was it like to be thrown into the libero position with little warning? 

“Getting put in the libero position was a bit of a last-minute thing because our normal libero wasn’t there but just like anyone on the team you get told where to go and give it your all,” Morris says. 

The same situation when he was switched to setter mid-game. 


It was your first game on varsity, how did it feel to play all the way around?

“I enjoyed it a lot and it was a good opportunity for me,” Tannor Christians mentions.


What was it like to have a switch in who was setting mid-game?

“I didn’t mind changing setters but I had a better connection with Jason than with Ty since I played club with him,” Christians says.


Chris Savage

How did it feel, this being your first game? 

“It felt good to get a baseline just to see where we stand. Before that, we have been practicing with each other but when we go into the other teams we get a sense of where we are and what we need to work on,” Chris Savage remarked.



How does this season’s energy compare to last season?

Savage thinks coming into the season, the team has a lot more players with a lot more experience than they have ever had before. 

“I think every team I’ve ever coached has always morphed into its own identity like deciding who we’re going to be and what our strengths are going to be,” Savage says, and he is excited to see that transition happen. 


What is something that the coaching staff and team is doing differently in hopes that it gets you farther in the state tournament? 

“We are putting a lot of emphasis on psychology, sports psychology, and performance psychology and we are doing a book study this year,” Savage says.


They ordered this book about sports psychology for all the varsity and JV players and discussed that making a mistake is okay, not letting

The team hugging during the match (Joy Dankin-Schwalm)

that bring you down, and being able to come under pressure and know what you are capable of on the court. 




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