Digging into the Summer

Digging into the Summer photo

Students in grades 5 through 12 recently attended the 2018 Lady Thunderbirds Volleyball Camp, where the young students collaborated with the older experienced athletes on basic skills and advanced team-related drills. The camp was directed by coach Justin Hertz, district volleyball staff members Karen Edwards, Ashley Marchese and Brianne Hertz, along with the support of current and former T-Bird volleyball players.

“This was our largest enrollment so far and the campers were both supportive and enthusiastic,” said coach Hertz. “The varsity girls joined the coaching staff and did a great job of teaching and serving as strong female role models for the campers. The best part for me is that all of the coaches had attended the camp as young campers as they were just starting out in volleyball. Now, they get the chance to give back to the sport that helped mold them.” 

The young students worked hard, made some new friends and look forward to putting their new found skills, and confidence, into practice this season. The Connetquot High School varsity volleyball team finished the regular season undefeated (18-0) and went on to win the league, Suffolk County and Long Island and New York State Championship Tournaments.