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June 4, 2013 > Men's Volleyball: Huskies complete a successful season

Men's Volleyball: Huskies complete a successful season

Submitted By Darrell Moore

A year ago two brothers and two of their friends set their minds to be 2013 Mission Valley Athletic League (MVAL) boys varsity volleyball champions after a devastating 2012 season record of 10-25. The four boys picked up additional Washington Huskies players to form a club volleyball team in the off season. With no prior club experience and after months of training and preparation, they started as the 36th seed out 47 teams. Towards the end of club season, the boys fought their way to the 16th seeded team before three starters sustained serious injuries; the team had to shift their focus to rehabilitation in time for the start of the 2013 high school MVAL season.

By the time league play started, the team was nearly completely recovered, winning their Division II matches before another hard blow; the team's setter fractured his wrist and, along with other injuries, impacted the team. Their dream of a league championship faded. But the Huskies did not waiver; they adapted and worked their way through the situation.

Although the Huskies did not become league champions, they achieved greatness and made history at Washington High School (WHS). As a result of their exceptional play, they became the first boy's Husky volleyball team to compete in the North Coast Section championship round, finishing in second place. A banner commemorating this accomplishment is displayed in the WHS gym. In addition, the team qualified, for the first time ever, to play in the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) regional finals. Although the Huskies lost their first match in the regional finals, they can be proud of overcoming tremendous obstacles to make the 2013 season a resounding success.

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