2021 Girls Volleyball Hot Start


Aila Durakovic

Niles West celebrating the game winning point.

By Daniel Navarro, Sports Editor

The fall season is nearing us which means girls volleyball has returned to full force. After a strong start to the season going 7-2, the girls find themselves feeling confident going into a non-conference matchup against a 4-3 Niles North today.

Coach Stacy Roth enjoys the confidence given to the girls early in the season but hopes to keep this streak of success going.

“I’m very happy with the games played so far. We’re 7-2, I think we’ve done a really good job showing our talent, and I think we’ve worked really hard in all of our matches, right now I think we’re in a really good place. I hope that every day we continue to get better and we keep excelling,” Roth stated.

By starting off dominant, Roth expects the expectations to stay the same.

“My goals and expectations are that the players come in every day and work as hard as they can. We have a very talented team, so I expect us to keep this winning record and hopefully make a run in the playoffs,” Roth said.

Senior outside hitter Sara Mubark is excited for this season and has high hopes after the first stretch of games.

“I think this year is gonna be a good season. I love every single one of the girls on my team and we are always pushing each other so it will be exciting to see how far we can get this year,” Mubark stated.

Facing off against North has been a well-awaited match for the team.

“I’m excited for the North game since they are our rivals, it’s gonna be fun to play and be against them. With the way we’re practicing and playing, I think we have a pretty good shot at winning,” Mubark said.

As for senior libero Elysa Stavropoulos, finding their footing in this next match can be crucial for the rest of the season.

“A win against North would mean a lot to the team, beating North would be a good push in the right direction for us as a team. We started off the season well but continuing that success into the next stretch of matches starts with defeating our rivals and improving our overall record,” Stavropoulos stated.

With multiple former varsity players from last season, bringing experience to the team was never in question.

“Coming into the season with multiple former varsity players from last season was a plus for our team, experience and confidence are important to have a deep run in the playoffs this season,” Stavropoulos said.

Catch the Wolves in action tonight against Niles North at 6 pm in the main gym.