After a successful season last year, our girls' volleyball squad starts play for the first time as a varsity team within the Skyland Conference. This transition comes after completing a three-year probationary period as a junior varsity team. As Head Coach Christina Temnycky begins her second year at GSB, she looks forward to facing the upcoming new challenges with her athletes.
“I am excited that we have a very large team this year with a lot of talent,” said Coach Temnycky. “This will be our first year having both a varsity and a JV team. We had a remarkable season last year, and I hope that we continue with that passion and determination.” Last year, our Knights logged a 5-1 record, and with their final win against GSB's faculty, they ended up 6-1.
So far, preseason training has gone remarkedly well, and Coach Temnycky remains confident in her team’s abilities. “We have a completely new schedule this year with mostly new opponents, and we are hoping to do our best to show them what we can do!” she said. “The girls have been working very hard during preseason, and I cannot wait to see them play in games against other schools. I have full-fai
Team captains, Madison Frantz Pendell '22 (#14), Maya Coleman '22 (#4), and Jessica Jose-Navarrete '22 (#10), are leaders who have proved themselves on and off the court.
“These players have a passion for volleyball and are always willing to step up and help in any way possible,” said Coach Temnycky. “They also volunteered to be the junior coaches during our Summer Knights volleyball camp.”
As for fresh talent, Coach Temnycky likes what she has seen during preseason training: “We have a lot of new players this year, and they are all growing and improving with every practice. I believe we will have a strong team.”
Additional coaching staff includes JV Coach Emily Caspersen and Assistant Coach TarynAnn Barry Zampino.
Best of luck to all for a great season!