Varsity Boys Volleyball Starts Season Rough but Perserveres


Jaskiren Jhaj

Pattonville’s Varsity Boys Volleyball huddle together during a timeout during their game against Hazelwood West. They finished that game with a 3-0 record.

Caden Harris and Ava Bearskin

`Varsity Boys Volleyball started their season with a rough start, but they had a great time bonding on road games. They had a record of 5-16 and a district record of 3-5. In a loss to Rockwood Summit, team captain Isaiah White was named player of the match.
One of the pirates biggest victories was against Clayton where they won 3-0. Another one of the pirates biggest wins came against rival school Ritenour where they also won 3-0.
“Beating Ritenour has to be one of my favorite moments of the whole season,” sophomore Quinntes Rider said.
Junior Kylaun Brauseman enjoyed away games as well as, “bonding with our JV team,” Brauseman said.
The team struggled with some losses as well.
“One of the biggest challenges during the season was staying confident even after losses,” captain and junior Isaiah White said.
After a significant loss last season, losing a lot of players to graduation, and only having one senior on the team this year, the younger players have to bond as a team not only for this season, but for the future as well.
“Volleyball is a very team heavy sport and we can’t get where we want to be without being great as a team, that’s one thing we have to work on,” said sophomore, Delmicheal Primus.
The pirates started off the season slow but started to pick it up as the season continued. White had one of his best seasons, winning player of the match a total of 9 times. He is currently ranked top 50 in the state.
Head coach Jenell Franken is proud of the team’s progress,
“Starting the season off with multiple losses was rough but we just had to keep getting better and being more focused. This team is full of great leaders and I’m proud of how they came together to end the season strong,” said Franken.