After winning two games a year ago, something is cooking inside St. Pius X's volleyball program.
"At first, the girls didn't know if they could trust me or not," first-year head coach Clare Powers said. "I kept telling them how good they were. They would just keep giving up on themselves. When they started to win games, the thought it was a fluke. It they won, it was a shocker in their minds. Finally, they began to learn to not to give up."
So, who is this wise teacher that came out of nowhere?
Powers has had a journey. She was a high school star in California, played for national power Penn State, was a graduate assistant at Texas Tech and is now weaving her magic at St. Pius X.
"Girls are super relationship-based as it relates to sports," she said. "They are pretty hard to coach because they have to trust each other to be a good teammate. Some are friends, others are in other friend groups, but they have to have a relationship to be successful."
VYPE Media traveled out to St. Pius X for its first-ever media day.
Check out the behind the scenes as VYPE caught up with the football, volleyball and cross country teams. Sat down with the new athletic director, football and volleyball coach and more!
Also, tonight St. Pius X faces Episcopal at 7 p.m. The new St. Pius X VYPE Magazine will be available for purchase for $10 at the game. Get your copy tonight!
5/6 | 🔥VYPE + SPX@StPiusX partnered with VYPE for their first ever single-school publication...and it's here!
🔸100% packed with exclusive SPX content
🔸Fall sports, spirit and sports med
Get yours for $10 at the game!
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