Myan Idziur is a senior at Orchard Park High School. She is a member of the defending Section VI Class AA champion girls varsity volleyball team and will blog throughout the season to provide an inside look at the team. This is her first installment.
The Orchard Park girls’ volleyball team is looking great this year. We have six players who are returning for their third season. With all of our experience playing together, we have great team chemistry and looking to come into this season stronger than ever. Being such a strong offensive and defensive team we are unstoppable.
Our team is very proud of our accomplishments after coming back from a sectional title. We only lost one senior and each one of us spent our club seasons improving for the upcoming season. The team is hoping to be able to make it all the way to states this year. We all mesh very well on and off the court, and our positive attitudes and great friendships are very important in order to be successful as a team. We are all very excited to see where this season takes us. I am a senior myself and I’m ready to have the best season ever.
Each year our team raises money for a foundation. This year we have decided to raise money for Peter Brady who is a former Orchard Park volleyball player. We have already had a great start with the fundraising and we are hoping to make this year the most successful fundraising year yet.
Peter suffered a broken neck in an accident on Memorial Day. He is dear in our hearts and we will do whatever is possible to help him.
We have sold extra warm-ups that we will be using this year and we have also had a very successful car wash that we couldn’t have done without the Johnson family’s help and the Johnson Boys Chevy car dealership.
Also, senior Maryellen Devic has committed to The College of Saint Rose. We are very proud of her and she is a great asset to our team. She is unstoppable in almost any position on the court. We often count on her to get those big kills that we need. Congratulations Maryellen!