Volleyball team finishes the season 8-4


The YC girls volleyball team huddle up during a game. These huddle up times are often good times of communication, showing how the team works well together!

Adelle Petraitis, First Year

    The varsity volleyball team has gone 8-4 for the 2021 season, losing to Amity twice, and Blanchet and Clatskanie once. 

    The team is made up of 10 girls: four seniors, two juniors, two sophomores, and two freshmen. The team is coached by Quinn Takashima as head coach and Richard Aki as assistant coach. 

    This season was very condensed playing twelve games over six weeks. Sometimes playing three games a week. 

    “Besides the season being condensed I have never had to work so hard as far as having back to back games, definitely doesn’t give you a lot of time to mess around. You have to be growing and mastering your skills, getting ready for the next game,” says Senior Kierra Knapp. 

   Knapp has been playing volleyball for 8 years and after high school plans to attend Oregon Tech university in Klamath Falls where she will do pre medical imaging and pursue a career in diagnostic medical sonography. 

     The season started in late February and ended with a loss against Clatskanie (1-3) in the state quarter finals.  

   “I was very surprised by the cohesion. We haven’t had such a cohesive team. At least in the last four years,” Takashima says. 

    Takashima was named Pac West volleyball coach of the year. As well as Takashima, 5 other girls on the team received all league awards. Senior Aysia Turner received player of the year. 

    “My favorite match to coach was Blanchet first round at home. Because we had really good mental toughness and we came back from being down 12points. And that was a very proud moment.” Takashima says.   

    Overall the team did very well. Going 5-3 in league and 8-4 overall. They placed second in the 3A PacWest conference.