The new start of the varsity boys volleyball for RCHS

Coach Postlmayer and Coach Bill both help the new varsity volleyball team practice for their upcoming games

Devin Ortiz

Coach Postlmayer and Coach Bill both help the new varsity volleyball team practice for their upcoming games

For the first time in RCHS history, the school has a varsity team for boys volleyball for the 2023 season. Their season officially starts Monday, Feb. 20, starting off with their first home game against Rialto at 3:15 p.m. and it ends with an away game against Damien on April 20, at 4:15 p.m.

The varsity team is made up of sophomores, juniors, and seniors. When they practice, they strategize many opportunities on how they can hit the ball or they practice going against one another to see different openings from the opposing side.

For the varsity team, Coach Jodi Postlmayer and sometimes Coach Matthew Garner assists to help get the boys varsity team in shape to go against their opponents for February all the way to April.

Coach Postlmayer facilitates practice, instructing her team on their next task. (Devin Ortiz)

“Yes, this is Rancho’s first ever boys volleyball team,” said Postlmayer. “I used to be the girls coach for eight years, and this year just the boys.”

Postlmayer coaches the team on skill and their ability to keep their eyes open toward where the ball would fall out. She also helps prep them for where they lack skill.

“I think we could definitely have a great start. We have a great group of guys on the team,” said Postlmayer.

Members of the first-ever boys volleyball team are excited for the season to start.

“I think I’ll improve a lot. I usually have a large scope of improvement and I like to think that I set high standards for myself and I usually get close to or meet those standards,” said senior Adam Quach, who plays libero. “Playing with people at school that I know is a lot different than like; I usually play on a club in Chino hills and that’s a lot different because I wasn’t really well acquainted with all those people but most of the people on my team, on varsity I know them and so it makes it easier for me to communicate with them as a player and work out issues as a team.”

Senior Vincent Hwin is also excited for the season and said he is eager to improve as a player.

“Improving to move on my position and I have my aims set pretty high but I think Ill get there,” said Hwin who plays outside hitter.