By Joseph Agharanya, Courier Staff Writer
“We made it to NCS!” said Nella Ioramo, a senior this year at James Logan High School and captain of the girls volleyball team.
For the first time, since 2005, the girls volleyball team at Logan has won the Mission Valley Athletic League (MVAL). They beat Washington, Irvington, Mission, Newark, Kennedy, and American, and will head undefeated into the NCS playoffs this upcoming Wednesday.
Steve Burmaster, the new head coach and also a P.E. coach at Logan, will be leading the team into the NCS tournament. The team will commence the NCS playoffs by playing San Leandro High School here at Logan on Wednesday. Ioramo is very confident about her team’s progress and is not worried about the upcoming NCS tournament. She emphasized that all of the players share a sense of teamwork and are committed to each other and the game.
When asked how she felt about her team, and their commitment to each other Ioramo said, “We push each other in practice, and support each other outside of practice in the classroom. When we go out to play, we play for each other.” Not surprisingly, their commitment to each other is shown when they play.
Also,Ioramo is confident in her coach as he gets the team to practice for the game, and said,"He knows what he's doing, and he has a lot of coaching experience." No doubt the coach will have the team more than prepared for the game this Wednesday.