CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - The Chattanooga Mocs volleyball has been working hard this spring preparing for the fall season. The squad played a scrimmage against Lee University on March 23 before providing Hamilton Family YMCA Sports with a volleyball clinic the following day. A photo gallery from both events can be viewed at the top of this article.
"It was a great opportunity to compete against a team like Lee, who has had a lot of success over the last couple of years, and Andrea Hudson has done an awesome job building her program," said Head Coach Travis Filar. "I thought that when we were in system, Bridget Camacho's connection with Christina Teter and Kasey Talley was outstanding and allowed for us to score points and put pressure on Lee.
"We just were too inconsistent with our level of play, energy, and communication, and that is when we struggled. Overall, it was a great learning experience in that we have grown a lot as a program. However, we all still realizing we have a lot of work to do to get where we want to be. It is my job to continue to make sure that we stay the course and respect the process."
The following day, the Mocs volleyball team represented the
university at the YMCA with an instructional clinic for the participants in the
volleyball league. This was the second community activity that the team participated in this spring with the first being Read Accross America.
"Saturday was a fantastic opportunity to continue connecting with the volleyball community of Chattanooga as we put on a youth volleyball day at the Hamilton Family YMCA," said Filar. "Nathan Daugherty and the YMCA have an awesome volleyball league for the youth of the city. It was inspiring to see all of their bright shining faces and how eager the players were to improve their skills.
"Our student-athletes truly enjoyed helping out, and I thought they did a great job teaching the game, and most importantly, connecting with the youth and representing our great university and athletic department by their enthusiasm and involvement."Chattanooga wraps up the spring schedule with the team's Alumni Match at 3 p.m. on April 15 at Maclellan Gym. The Mocs welcome back all the alumni of the program for the event as the current student-athletes have an opportunity to interact with the players that helped build the program.
Coach Filar and his assistants Savanah Parra and Taylor Wittmer will conduct a free coaches clinic beginning at 1 p.m. before the alumni match as all-levels of volleyball coaches (YMCA, middle school, high school and club) are welcome to attend.