Boys’ volleyball: team prepares for upcoming season March 2, 2011 — by Elijah Yi Boys’ volleyball practices for upcoming season Permalink Last year, the boys’ volleyball team was powered by the leadership of a handful of seniors. This year, with a new varsity coach and a fresh start, the team is looking to fill the gaps left by the seniors and rebound from last year’s 1-11 record. The varsity team will be coached bby the former JV coach Jenica Priest and is led by the two seniors, Brandon Pierce and Garrett Huening. The seniors both have had experience playing in the varsity level of volleyball and will be guiding a team of mostly juniors including the setter, junior Brandon Pak. “We are a pretty young team so we need to pick it up a little, but I feel that we can have a good season. Everyone is getting the concepts, and applying advice from the coaches, which is a good start,” said Pierce. The team will begin to play exhibition matches in the next couple of weeks and is getting ready to face familiar rival schools from the De Anza League such as Los Gatos and Leland. “We don’t have the team chemistry yet, but that will come in time. Right now we need to bring the focused mentality onto the court, and that will instantly inprove our game,” said Pierce.