Volleyball Emerges From Quarantine

Over the past two weeks, the volleyball team has been on a short break, as some players tested positive for COVID-19, and were placed on quarantine, as per the current guidelines in place. On Wednesday, September 15, all players were given the all-clear to return to school and the team had their first practice that day as well. When the team was notified about the Covid-19 exposure many of the girls in the program were scared, like freshman player, Lizzet Rodriguez who shared, “We’re always together, so I was pretty scared I’d get it.” and sophomore Ashley Rodriguez, who said, “I was surprised at first, but then I got scared.” 

While in quarantine, some players were required to stay at home while others were permitted to return to classes based on their test results and/or vaccination status. Junior, Mylah Niksa was quarantined at home, and used her time at home to rest, and learn new TikTok dances. While players permitted to attend classes such as juniors Gysselle Serrato and Tenaya Murrietta expressed that it “felt weird” not seeing their teammates every day and that they missed practice.

Team members reported that their first practice back was very energetic and fun. They also added that they were all more than glad to be back on the court! Recently the protocols for indoor athletics in our CIF region require that all participants wear a mask at all times indoors. Previously, those actively involved in play did not have to wear a mask.

The varsity and JV teams are gearing up for tournaments this weekend, and all three levels are scheduled to play Mission Oak, on Monday, September 20 here in the Sharman Gym.