Pisgah volleyball has been training for the 2019 season and is hoping that all of its hard work will translate to a successful record this year.
Head coach Josh Simmons explained that a lot of committed players showed up this summer and had fantastic work ethic. He believes that this dedication is going to pay off in the fall.
Simmons noted that the leadership of the program will be strong and many returners will elevate this year’s team.
“I’m really looking forward to see how much fun this team can have,” Simmons said. “We have a lot of girls coming back and we’re trying to get our whole program to a new place. We saw a lot of good stuff this summer. We have girls that are going to perform and the team is looking great.”
Simmons is looking to make his team more competitive and have high expectations of one another. He explained with their great staff and senior leadership, they are hoping to get more wins than last year.
“We return five seniors, all that have varsity experience,” Simmons said. “They’ve all committed and played hard. We’re going to have good senior leadership and I’m just so excited about every single one of them. We’re pumped about the group in general. We had ups and downs last year. Good moments and not so good moments.”
Simmons claims the program at Pisgah is more complete and is ready to see how his team performs this year.
The underclassmen will also be playing pivotal roles this year and Simmons expects his team to be able to compete in the conference.
“Contribution from everybody is what’s going to make us better,” Simmons said. “The biggest thing coming out is the excitement. We’ve got to keep that excitement moving throughout the year. We want to be that excited throughout the year and keep that positivity.”
With a positive mentality and exciting atmosphere to play in, Pisgah volleyball seems to be on the right track. Along with intense summer training and encouraging staff, Simmons is also incorporating a book about leadership for the entire program to read.
These additions, Simmons believes, will amount to a successful 2019 season.