Volleyball Team Aiming for TCIS Title
An athletic, maturing, and focused boys volleyball team has dropped only one game heading into the TCIS Tournament the weekend of Nov. 5. “We should win the TCIS and go undefeated for the rest of the season,” says coach Tonya Boser. “We are a great team with tremendous athleticism and talent.”
Sean Peterson, one of the best players in Hampton Roads who is considering volleyball at schools like Penn State and the University of California at San Diego, has been the Oaks’ top offensive weapon. Peterson, a junior who has grown to 6-4 and plays travel volleyball, has shown the maturity and leadership he lacked in past seasons, Boser says. He’s a valuable player both on and off the court.
The team’s other go-to player is junior Vince Thomas. “He is very athletic and his ability to hit the ball so hard is impressive,” Boser says. He leads the team in kill percentage.
Jack Markey and Teddy Rich, both new to volleyball, have made critical contributions. Markey is an excellent defensive player while Rich leads the team in blocks. Will Daniel is the team’s utility player, consistent and smart. Andrew Stracener is the backbone of the team as a setter. Newcomer Cabel Thomas is developing as a setter and passer while Nick Curtis rounds out the defense in the back row with his clutch passing.