May 22, 2024

OC Sports Zone: Community First

HONORING CREAN LUTHERAN: Beach volleyball team showed improvement

Members of the Crean Lutheran beach volleyball team gathered for a picture before the season. Front row (sitting): Alexa Kern, Sofia Motessi, Abby Holbrook and Lucy Mangum; Middle row: Katie Thies, Katie Kezerle, Makenzie Dews and Mia Rogers; Back row (standing): Coach Brooke Rigoni, Sydney Dews, Isabella Motessi and Coach Anna Unke Not pictured: Payton Tully and Madison Moore. (Photo courtesy Crean Lutheran High School)

Crean Lutheran’s girls beach volleyball team was 0-2 in the early stages of the season when spring sports were cancelled throughout the state.

The team was showing promise early, according to Coach Brooke Rigoni.

“Crean Lutheran girls beach volleyball saw an increase in program growth and participation this season,” the coach said. “This young team showed potential and improvement though the beginning of our beach league. Though the spring 2020 season was cut short, the team will continue to grow and persevere until next year. We look forward to the next beach season where athletes will continue to grow in Christ and show His light both on and off the sand.”

There were no seniors on this year’s team.