CHICO, Calif. – For the very first time in 4 many years, Chico Large School has a boys volleyball workforce.
It is the only boys volleyball software in the total Northern Segment.
Junior Owen Religion nonetheless remembers observing Chico Boys Volleyball as a center schooler.
“My brother was on the staff prior to it shut down,” he said. “I usually enjoyed looking at volleyball. It really is a really great activity.”
When the Panthers relaunched the program this season, he knew he had to join.
“I genuinely like creating superior performs with my team and viewing all the abilities build in me and all my teammates,” he said.
“It is so rapid,” Junior Gordon Lee reported. “All the things is occurring second just after 2nd soon after next. You happen to be generally moving and you’re imagining of all the things 3 ways in advance.”
Chico’s workforce started off with 10 gamers. Now it has 30 throughout JV and varsity.
“The cool point about setting up some thing new in a system is that just about every minimal accomplishment or each and every apply or each and every recreation, there is a new point to rejoice,” Head Mentor Jerry Langarica reported.
“It has form of aided me occur out of my skin, at least when I perform,” Lee mentioned. “I speak a ton additional when I play than when I do generally, specifically with individuals I do not know. I produced virtually all my pals by way of this.”
Just before the crew restarted, most of the players had by no means played volleyball in advance of. Now, they are representing Chico as the only boys volleyball workforce in the portion.
The Panthers gained their initially dwelling game towards River Valley 3-1 past Thursday.
“I consider that is element of the exciting is heading out there and displaying absolutely everyone what we are performing below every single night,” Faith reported. “Displaying anyone what the activity can be if we go after it.”
Chico’s most significant challenge ideal now is touring to online games. Currently being the only Northern Portion group implies the Panthers have to journey down to Yuba Town or Sacramento to participate in. Mentor Langarica hopes that variations.
“It has to start someplace,” he said. “I believe it really is a great way to encourage other faculties close by. Hopefully by placing a pretty good and effective crew will really encourage the other universities to get their boys team up and working as effectively.”
Chico returns to the court docket March 18th in the Boys Stockton Basic Tournament.