Volleyball: Coaches Corner with Kimberley Paisley
The ReSporter: In comparison to the last 2 playoff teams, what is it about this team that gives you an idea of how they will approach the tournament?
Coach Paisley: “The Varsity teams from the last 2 years, were made of some astounding athletes with raw talent! They worked hard and were fighters! This year’s team is made of determined and relentless athletes, therefore I know they will fight until the end. I’m excited to see where this team takes us in the postseason!”
The ReSporter: How important was it to have a convincing win against Bandera?
Coach Paisley: “After the loss to Fredericksburg, we had a discussion about “Doing Your Job” and “What is your job?” This conversation combined with a great practice lead us to a win over Bandera and set the tone. This momentum from the match and ending district in 2nd place will launch us positively into the playoffs.”
The ReSporter: In the Bandera game, I noticed, that the serves seemed more intense (if that makes sense). How important is it to have those hard serves?
Coach Paisley: “Our serving can be a force to be reckon with. We rely on our serving to get our opponents out of system, which throws their offense out of sync.”
The ReSporter: That second match in playoffs has been a downer the last two years, what will you do in trying to help this team clear that hurdle?
Coach Paisley: “Instead of focusing on the 2nd round, we will take one match at a time. We cannot treat any match differently, they are equally important. All matches count and we will approach them in that respect.”
The ReSporter: Could you give us some short or long snippets about your Senior Class?
Coach Paisley: “When I arrived 4 years ago, these young ladies were freshman. They are my first group of seniors to have all 4 years in my program. I am very proud to have watched them grow as players, teammates, and leaders.”