Volleyball

Volleyball looks to succeed using teamwork over talent
Photo courtesy of Brophy Volleyball | The varsity volleyball team prays before a game. The team recites the “Hail Mary” before each game. By George Anton ’21 THE ROUNDUP With many talented players departing the Brophy volleyball program last season, the varsity team now looks to achieve success through teamwork. Although the varsity volleyball team lost in the quarterfinals last year, they still had several talented players that left to…
Volleyball Team wins Las Vegas Tournament, 2nd title in 4 years
Photo Courtesy of Brophy Volleyball| The varsity volleyball team went to the 2018 Easter Vegas Invitational and won the tournament. By Joey Bottini ’19 THE ROUNDUP The varsity volleyball team placed 1st in the 2018 Las Vegas Easter Invitational on March 27th. In the Championship Game, Brophy defeated Centennial High School (Las Vegas,NV) by a score of 2-0. Historically, the Broncos have been successful in this tournament. They have reached…
Volleyball team to overcome inexperience and disappointment of last season
Photo by Hunter Franklin ’19 | Nate Thompson ’18 spikes the ball against Chandler in a volleyball game on March 7, 2018. Brophy fell short over the course of five sets, 25-21, 25-22, 18-25, 19-25, 8-15. By Andrew Jordan ’18 THE ROUNDUP The volleyball team is looking to bounce back after a disappointing conclusion of last season. Nathan Thompson ’18 and varsity head coach Mr. Toni Oldani are optimistic as…
Year in Sports: Several teams have successful seasons
Photos by the Roundup Staff | Brophy Sports completed many successful athletic seasons highlighted by state championships and all-state athletes while sending many athletes to play collegiate sports. By Alex Kirshner ’18 THE ROUNDUP Football The football team started out with a 7-0 record, including a win in the Sollenberger Classic against Pinnacle High School in Flagstaff to open up the season. The team then lost their final three regular…
Volleyball hopes to best 2016 first round loss
By Andrew Howard ’17 THE ROUNDUP After a first round playoff loss in 2016, the volleyball team is more experienced and looking toward the future of the program, according to their coach. “We had some success last year, it faltered towards the end, we were very young and starting four sophomores,” said head coach Mr. Tony Oldani. Juniors Connor Dunn, Bennett Houck, Jacob Chavez and Nate Thompson all started last…
Volleyball’s younger players stepping up
Photo by Isaac Myers ’18 – Wednesday, April 6, Frosh Volleyball defeats Hamilton in a 2-0 set. By Luis Torres ’16 THE ROUNDUP With a record of 16-17-1 as of April 19, volleyball’s young team is rising to the occasion despite their inexperience.   “The season is going a lot better than I thought it would,” said head coach Mr. Tony Oldani. “The biggest challenge so far has been instilling…
Volleyball team expects success with new blood
Photo by Andrew Brown ’18 – The volleyball team practices in the gym March 3. With a younger team, Coach Mr. Tony Oldani expects this to be a learning year for the team, with a more athletic roster than in past years. By Juan Carlos Ramirez ’18 THE ROUNDUP The volleyball team has a very young roster with only three returning seniors. Varsity head coach Mr. Tony Oldani said he…
Volleyball hopes to continue successful season, win state with senior leadership
Photo by Cory Wyman ’16 – Jack Rauch ’16 prepares to hit the ball, preventing it from touching the ground. Varsity Volleyball played Kellis, April 14, winning with a score of 25-4, 25-13, and 25-15. Henry Erlandson ’16 THE ROUNDUP The volleyball team was 11-1 through the midpoint way of the season and hopes to continue that streak. “We are very talented in that all but two of our guys…
Volleyball relies on ‘persistence,’ ‘camaraderie’ to carry team
By Chase Bayless ’15 THE ROUNDUP With just five more matches on the schedule as of April 10, the volleyball team is focused on improving the little things to make themselves a contender for the state championship. The team holds a current record of 21-10-1 under head coach Mr. Tony Oldani. Mr. Oldani cited the camaraderie and closeness of the group as a reason for their success. “Typically you get…