The Uvalde Lobos recently completed their 2017 Texas high school volleyball season.
With a brand new head coach and a lot of new, inexperienced varsity players, the Lobos wound up a transitional season of volleyball with a 1-9 district record and an overall season record of 9-23.
“From a slow, methodical teaching start to the fast-paced days of tournament and regular-season matches to the grind of fighting for district wins, I feel blessed to have the opportunity to coach this awesome group of young ladies,” said Russell McElroy, Uvalde High School head volleyball coach.
“From the seniors to the freshmen in our program, these hard-working athletes came to practice each day with the intent to learn all that they could and to apply all of their abilities to make our teams better. As a coach, that is all you can ask for,” McElroy added. “We had lot of highs and lows within our season. We played a lot of good teams in our pre-district matches and we faced a strong district schedule.
“Though we only won one district match, we played well in many other matches. We pushed Floresville to four sets and Southside to five sets. Changing the culture from just being competitive to winning is a slow process, but we moved forward in the right direction this season.”
“We had a good group of young ladies on the varsity team led by our senior trio of Kayla Curtis, Katelin Sena, and Cassandra Silva,” said McElroy. The team will lose the trio to graduation.
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