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Holy Family Catholic volleyball completes undefeated season

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The Lady Lions won the Diocese Cup May 13, ending a perfect 14-0 season.
by: Steven Ryzewski Former Sports Editor

The varsity (eighth-grade) middle-school volleyball team at Holy Family Catholic School completed an undefeated season by winning the Diocese Cup May 13 at Bishop Moore Catholic High, following its Orlando Catholic Youth Sports Championship May 4.

The Lady Lions went a perfect 14-0 this spring, sweeping through the competition during the Diocese Cup.

“(The team) just did a fantastic job,” head coach Vicky Veloz said. “They’re awesome girls, and they really love the game. We worked together.”

Veloz, who also coaches club volleyball for the Five Star Volleyball Club, said her team did a number of things well this season to facilitate its success.

“We have fantastic serving,” Veloz said. “We have good servers, good setters and good hitters.”

Players for the Lady Lions will go on to high school at schools including Bishop Moore Catholic High, West Orange High and Windermere High, according to Veloz. Of those, Veloz believes all will have strong chances of making their high-school teams, and that three of them — Sydney Weiss, Marissa Reagan and Clara Popper — may even compete to make their respective varsity squads as freshmen.

The championship victory was a bit bittersweet for Veloz, who has coached this particular group of girls since they were on the school’s JJV (sixth-grade) team.

 

Contact Steven Ryzewski at [email protected].

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Steven Ryzewski was the Sports Editor for the West Orange Times & Observer and Southwest Orange Observer....

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