Girls Varsity Basketball
By Zach Leshin
As the winter season of sports is heating up, the NHS varsity girls basketball team is hitting the court with high hopes.
After having an average season last year, they have much room for improvement. Their offseason and preseason weeks have been spent with hard practices and training. They expect nothing but success this season.
The girls had their first official game of the season on November 30, starting off 1 - 0.
They are striving for greatness as a team this year, taking each game into accountability.
Their win over El Molino High School was a major confidence boost, as they won 41-20.
Seniors Julianna Campas and Vanessa Torres were the Hornet’s top performers throughout the opening game. They did not disappoint their team as Campas put up 15 points, 3 rebounds, and 5 steals, while Torres put up 13 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, and 4 steals.
Their quick victory was an early indication of the amazing chemistry flourishing throughout the team. They are all extremely supportive of each other and are all great friends on and of the court.
“Our chemistry is very good,” said head coach Shawn Campas. “A lot of these kids have been playing together since third grade.”
Currently, the team consists of 8 seniors, 6 of which have been on varsity for 3 years. As you can imagine, they have many great leaders, such as Campas and Torres on the team.
It is easy to see, without a doubt, all the hard work these girls are putting into practice. They push each other to be better and have great leadership. Their coach talked about the projection of the current season and how they plan to continue to improve. Coach Campas has set the bar high, as he expects to finish in the top 3 teams in MCAL this year. Junior Quin Summers described the expectations.
“I think that we have a really good chance to be in MCAL playoffs,” says Summers. “We just have to execute each game to get the win.”
As of December 7, the girls varsity team was 3 wins and 2 loses into the season. Only being December and pre season they have plenty of time to improve there record and achieve their goal of finishing 3rd in MCAL.