BCCHS girl’s volleyball team makes it to playoffs, looks forward to next year


Varsity player Michal Francisco high fives a teammate after the Lady Patriots make a good play in the playoffs. Photo by Jessica Mallari.

Aileen Kangavary

As the Birmingham Charter Charter High School girl’s volleyball team playoffs come to an end, next year the team will be seeking improvement so that they can be a more collected and menacing team.

Considering all of the Lady Patriot’s games including pre-season and tournaments, they were considered a .500 team, which means for every win they had a loss as well. They made it to the play-offs due to their win against San Pedro whose season record was 8-2 and also because San Pedro are the hardest team in their division in Los Angeles.

“We did what we had been doing most of the season in our first playoff game,” varsity player Michal Francisco said. “We played scared instead of doing what we know how to do and played volleyball.”

They played against Alexander Hamilton High School on Nov. 10 and lost 0-3 which ended the girls volleyball season.

“The biggest problem of that night was how the players seemed to give up easily which will absolutely need to be bettered for future games in order for the next season varsity players to develop their abilities in order to accomplish more,” Francisco said.

This season was a tough run for the Birmingham girls volleyball team. Although the players were talented and together as a whole they had the ability to go far when playing, but the team says that they lacked the motivation to finish strong.

“I would want to improve my team next year but training more and focus more are things we lack at the most,” varsity player Erica Mallari said.