The young Boys Volleyball Varsity Golden Eagles are off to a program best, 9-4 record in the first two weeks of the season, two of those losses coming to top ranked Fishers High School.
“We have seen a lot of growth over the first month of the season,” stated Head Coach Andrew Fuller. “This group knew that there was a competitive edge that they had to maintain over their opponents, and so far they have done that.”
Their other two losses came to both Carmel (ranked #7) and Hamilton Southeastern (ranked #6th) during the second week of the season. However the Golden Eagles were able to avenge their loss to HSE on Saturday March 27th at the Fishers March Madness tournament where they finished second overall, just behind top ranked and nationally ranked Fishers High School.
“Teams are starting to take a good hard look at our program,” Fuller reminded. “What we have done here in the first two weeks is pretty special for our program, one that is really in just our fourth season of actual competition.”
Juniors Dylan Balcer and Connor Davis both have found tremendous success in the middle during the first two weeks. The two middles combined are averaging close to six kills a set. Whereas senior Joseph Pelletier is nearing on three kills a set, plus production from newcomer Jacob Koehl (sophomore) who also is contributing two kills a set.
“Opponents are starting to get flustered by how dominant our middles are becoming. When you add our middles plus great passing and service pressure, you are going to get an equation that is difficult to prepare for.”
The Golden Eagles will host just one more match prior to Spring Break on Tuesday March 30th as they welcome Zionsville to the Nest. Their final match of the week will be Saturday, April 3rd as they travel to IBVCA (Indiana Boys Volleyball Coaches Association) powerhouse Cathedral for a morning matchup with the Irish.