Boys soccer and girls volleyball captains, discuss their thoughts on their upcoming seasons.
By Sarah Shroyer ‘15
Image Caption: Senior Ashley Murray and Junior Doug Bannon both have high hopes for their upcoming seasons.
Image by Sheridan Hendrix and Doug Bannon
Senior Ashley Murray
Q: What has the team done to prepare for the upcoming season?
Murray: Our seniors have been preparing the whole preseason ourselves because our coach quit in June. This summer we did many activities to help us prepare for the season. We had conditioning, lifting, open gyms and tournaments. Now that the season is starting, we have a coach who can help us prepare and train.
Q: How do you think the team will compare to the competition this year?
Murray: Compared to last year I think our team will do really well. I think the five seniors and juniors on varsity are going to pull together better than everyone expects. Also, I think the new coach is going to benefit the team.
Junior Doug Bannon
Q: What do you think are some key factors for a successful season?
Bannon: Some key factors for the soccer team to be successful is not only playing well but playing together and playing as a team. I think that we are a close-knit group of guys and that the team chemistry won’t be a problem this year.
Q: What are some goals you have for the upcoming season?
Bannon: The goals for the team this year are to do better than last year and hopefully finish in the top three or so for the OCC.
Q: What is it like to be captain of the team as a junior?
Bannon: To be captain as a junior is an honor because not many get to be captain their junior year. It also has helped me mature not only as a soccer player, but as a person because I, along with the other captains need to set an example for the others to follow.