Volleyball: Setting Into the Season

Jessi Hood, Guest Contributer


The Seward Seahawk volleyball team has kicked off another great season with two official wins, one loss, and second place at both the Shayna Pritchard Memorial and the North/South tournaments. They also had a clean sweep victory over Kenai Central High School, which was a non-conference game.

There are a couple big changes this year. First, Jodi Kurtz is now head coach after three years of being assistant coach. She is assisted by her daughter Paige Carter-Kurtz. For the first time in several years, the volleyball turnout is large enough for there to be three separate teams (C, JV, an

d Varsity).

The 2017 volleyball season is already looking to be an exciting one. On September 8th, the Seahawks faced the Grace Christian Grizzlies and lost in a five set game. This is a big change from previous years because in the past the Grizzlies have beat the Seahawks in a clean sweep of three sets. This year, however, the Seahawks are proving that they are a force to be reckoned with. The C and JV team are both growing a lot and working well together too.

“Coaching has been a fun experience so far. Getting to help

the girls learn how to play the game and get better is the best part. And being able to share my passion of volleyball with the girls is a great privilege,” Coach Paige said regarding her first time experience as a coach.

The Seahawks’ remaining home games are Thursday, September 28th against Anchorage Christian School, Friday, October 13th against Nikiski (this will be the Dig Pink Night in support of breast cancer research) and Saturday, October 14th against Homer, which will be senior night. Come support your Seahawks!