BSE Dragons Volleyball Squad Compete at Australian Schools Volleyball Championships at MSAC & Dandenong
Four BSE Dragon Volleyball squads competed at the Australian Schools Volleyball Championships this year. The squad was hungry for success. All teams were competitive in their pool games. The stand out result was the 14 Year Girls (Year 7) squad who took out a GOLD MEDAL. They played 34 sets of volleyball and did not drop a set. An amazing effort for the team especially considering they had very early morning starts and late finishes. In the final it was the fittest team and great steady play that won the match for BSE.
Team members: Captain - Hannah Lewon, Emily Mannix, Darian King, Jana Danes, Lyn Wu, Indyah Royle, Chloe De Salvo, Paris Matthews, Maya Van Es & Talitha Alexandra, Coaches - Sharlene Malloy & Darcede Mann (ex student).
The 15 Girls (Year 8) squad had an exciting tournament too. They took out the silver medal in a really tight final that saw nerves get the better of them in the first set. Silver at this National event is still a huge effort.
Team members: Loreena Vincent, Taylor Mann, Taija Bullock, Matilda Roberts, Emily Brown, April Merrick,Lily Somerville & Miranda Nation. Coaches - Paul Malloy & Jesse Cattell (ex student).
This was the first year that the 15 Year boys squad had experienced the competitiveness and the plays of the AVSC. After the first day of losses, the boys picked themselves up and went through the week only dropping one other match. They ended up finishing fifth in an older division.
Team members: Captain - Reuben Monteith, osh Strauss, Tynan O'Grady, Sam Heritage, Sam Van Dalen, Cale McCloud, Connor McCloud & Alex McCluskey. Coaches - Lachlan Walker (ex student) & Mr Smythe.
The 16 Girls squad placed 4th in their pool and in the play offs they were in the 5th - 8th final. All girls put in their best effort and should be congratulated for the way they conducted themselves over the week.
Team members: Eliza Turley, Shani Turner, Maddie Kirkwood, Molly Gordon, Yolanda Kraulis, Aimee De Salvo & Takisha Johnstone.
A great week, fantastic effort by all team. Go Dragons!