MC’s Girls Volleyball Team is back on the court and the girls are starting another season with Captain Abby Basford, who is ready to lead the girls to victory.
“As it’s my third year of being on varsity volleyball, I feel more comfortable and more confident as a player and a captain. I feel like I can lead my team better due to having more experience,” Basford said.
Basford mentions the influence she received from her past captain, Janessa Mata, to make her the successful captain she aspires to be.
“Janessa set so many examples for my team and I want to follow in her footsteps to be as good of a captain as she was,” Basford said. “She’s inspired me to be more positive and to become a better player so I can set examples for my team.”
Basford not only wants to set an outstanding example for her current team, she also wants to influence the JV and Freshman teams.
“I hope our team’s confidence affects the JV and Freshman teams to show that confidence is the best way to play well on the court,” Basford said.
Confidence is the key to Basford’s strategy for success, and she mentions how it helped her team play in their recent game against Steele Canyon.
“It was incredibly intimidating to play against Steele Canyon because it was my first home game as captain,” Basford said. “Even though we didn’t win, it was still a good experience to work with my team and better understand how I should lead my team in the future. It will be difficult, but I’m ready for a challenge. I’m happy I can learn from mistakes.”
As MC’s Girls Volleyball team fights their way to improve their skills through confidence, positivity, and leadership, the girls are ready to bring themselves to a new level of success.