ENC’s Men’s Volleyball had a successful game against Newbury College on January 26 in their first game of the season beating them 3-2.
When ENC athletic director Brad Zarges announced men’s volleyball as a new addition to ENC’s Athletics Department in the spring of 2016, many students were excited to see varsity sports expanding into other areas. Since the announcement, the eleven men on the volleyball team have been hard at work to prepare for the spring season.
Head Coach Kaylee Hewitt and Assistant Coach Will Campbell (’16) are working together to train and stretch the players to their highest capacity, and this training is evident from the men’s performance. Their current win-loss record is 3-3, and even though it is still early in the season, the men have proven that they are ready to win.
Assistant Coach Campbell is thankful for the chance to be a part of something so legendary. “It feels great, it’s definitely a really great opportunity to work with a great group of guys as well as working under Coach Hewitt, who is doing a great job with the first team program.” said Campbell.
Campbell also said that, as a team, they are working hard to improve every day and are continuing to build a strong program. Not only are they laying the groundwork for the current season, but for the future of men’s volleyball.
Andrew Shaw, a Junior on the men’s volleyball team, stated that he was very grateful to be a part of the inaugural season of the men’s volleyball team. “I know many before have dreamed for such a chance and it’s an honor to be able to represent ENC on the court and off as a volleyball player,” said Shaw.
The team’s last two games were 3-0 shutouts against Dean College and Lesley College, Lesley as an in-conference match.
The men’s volleyball season will continue through the next two months with its conference games being held in late March. The ENC campus has hopeful eyes for the men’s volleyball team, and students and faculty alike are experiencing history in the making.