Intramural volleyball team profiles

Natalie Wong

Take a closer look at the semi-finalist teams for Intramural Volleyball

 

Team Ohana

 

Alecia Chan (11), Michelle Young (12), Justin Duong (10), Nicki Yee (12)

 

Any experienced players on the team?

 

– Alecia Chan- 9th – back row (frosh/soph), 10th – back row (JV)

 

– Michelle Young: 10th – outside hitter (frosh/soph)

 

 

Something quirky about the team: “We laugh more than we play, and we have at least two embarrassing moments each game,” Yee said.

 

Reasons for joining: Just for fun

 

Record thus far: 2– 2

 

 

 

 

 

Team Turtles*

 

Nathan Han (12), Krish Rangarajan (11), Eric Wong (10), Shuang Xu (11), Justin Huang (10) Charlie Huh (10), Kevin Wu (11)

 

Any experienced players on the team?

 

Nathan Han: 8th grade – setter, 11th grade – back row and libero (varsity)

 

Krish Rangarajan: 6th, 7th, and 8th grade – outside hitter, 10th grade – opposite hitter (varsity – captain)

 

Eric Wong: 7th and 8th grade – middle blocker, 9th grade setter, opposite hitter, middle row (JV), Bay-to-Bay Club Volleyball (Under 16) – middle

 

Shuang Xu: 8th grade – outside hitter, 9th and 10th grade – outside hitter (JV)

 

Justin Huang: 7th and 8th grade – outside hitter, 9th grade- middle and outside hitter (JV)

 

Charlie Huh: 7th and 8th grade- back row 9th grade – setter (JV) and 10th grade- setter (varsity, but injured), APEX Club volleyball

 

Kevin Wu: 8th grade – front row hitter, 9th grade-setter (JV) sophomore setter (varsity)

 

 

Something quirky about the team: “We dedicate the team [name] to Ted Landa (class of 2008)- he always looks like a turtle, and when he runs, he’s as fast as a speedy turtle!” Huang and Han said.

 

Reasons for joining: “To mess around…and for the prize!” Han said.

 

Record thus far: Undefeated

 

 

 

 

The Ridiculously Good Looking Seniors*:

 

 Sofia Liou (12), Dennis Co (12), Andrew Wong (12), Thomas Lu (12), Andrew Ng (12), Brian Lin (12), Alex Lee (12)

 

 

Any experienced players on the team?

 

Sofia Liou: 7th and 8th grade (C-team), 9th and 10th – defense specialist (JV), 11th- defense specialist (varsity)

 

Alex Lee: 10th grade- setter and back row (JV)

 

Brian Lin: 8th grade – setter, 10th grade – opposite and outside hitter (varsity)

 

Dennis Co: 7th and 8th grade – opposite hitter, 10th and 11th grade – Back row (varsity)

 

Andrew Wong: 7th grade – outside hitter, 10th and 11th grade – outside hitter (varsity)

 

 

Something 'quirky' about the team: “[Thomas] Lu spends more time on the floor than he does standing up,” Wong said.

 

 

Record thus far: 3-1

 

  

 

 

 

Asian Pride

 

Avery Hua (9), Calvin Lam (9), Kevin Chang (9), Stephanie Zhang (9), Allen Kuan (9), Bonnie Zhang (9), Vishnu Nair (9), Gabby Ley (9)

 

Any experienced players on the team?

 

Avery Hua: 7th and 8th grade: outside hitter

 

Stephanie Zhang: 8th grade – setter, 9th grade –setter and opposite (JV)

 

Bonnie Zhang: 8th grade – defense specialist

 

Calvin Lam: 6th, 7th, and 8th grade – setter

 

Gabby Ley: 9th grade – middle (JV)

 

 

Something 'quirky' about the team/ team traditions:

 

"We can NOT pass," Stephanie said.

 

 Reasons for joining: "Most of us want to try out for the [volleyball] team in the future," Lam said.

 

 Record thus far: 3-1

 

 

 

 

* – finalists