“The ten athletes of the 8G Volleyball team, composed of eight 8th graders and two 7th graders, had a very successful season. They finished 11-0 against league opponents and lost to Holy Family A-Team, in tightly contested scrimmage. Through hard work and effort in practice they developed a mental and physical toughness they can use in all aspects of life. They worked hard to improve fundamental skills and progress their knowledge and love of the game in preparation for the next levels of volleyball.
While they were dominant in most games, they responded well when challenged and responded well in the face of adversity. These athletes also showed tremendous acts of faith, humility, and sportsmanship throughout the season. Prior to our last game, an opponent asked me, “Are you the coach for the really tall and good team?” Then she followed up with a smile, “but they’re really nice too”. That about sums up the season. It was a truly blessing and an honor to coach this group, and I wish them continued success in all that they do.
Thanks to all the parents that helped throughout the season for games and practices and the patience with the turbulent schedule. Thank you to Coach Ohlinger for the calm guiding presence and reinforcing the positive messages to players when they needed a lift.
Good luck to all the athletes in their next athletic experience and their future volleyball careers. My apologies in advance to those who will have me as a coach next season :)!” -Coach Kirby Mirjah
“The 4/5/6 grade Everest Academy volleyball team embraced uncertainty and change with confidence and grace this season. They finished the season with an impressive 12 and 1 record. We played with fans, without fans, in masks with the attitude of “Always Higher.” We had many first time players combined with sixth graders playing for their third year. This combination allowed the sixth graders to act as leaders and role models to our talented fourth and fifth graders. Thank you to all of the parents for helping out this season and congratulations to the EA Mountaineers VB team on a fantastic and memorable season. And as they enthusiastically shouted as often as possible, ‘1-2-3 …GO EVEREST!'” -Coaches Leslie Wolschleger and Holly Groves