Large Rapids 3-sport athlete keen to start out volleyball season
BIG RAPIDS – It was shortly after the volleyball apply season began when Large Rapids’ Alyssa Ruggles was mentioning how badly she and her workforce had been wanting ahead to getting inside.
It lastly occurred on Wednesday with the allowable first day of indoor practices. The Cardinals are slated to play at Fremont tonight to open the season.
Ruggles is a senior this season. She’s additionally an avid softball participant whose season received canceled within the spring due to COVID.
Through the offseason, “I used to be capable of pitch somewhat bit and work on my pitching and hitting,” Ruggles mentioned. “We performed basketball exterior throughout the summer season. I used to be lifting in my home and attempting to maintain in form, principally.”
She has performed 4 years of volleyball and that is her third 12 months on varsity.
Final 12 months, “it went fairly good,” Ruggles mentioned. “We had been fairly profitable and it was enjoyable. I play proper facet. However I switched center to proper facet midway by way of final 12 months and I’m going to play proper facet this 12 months.”
In terms of strengths at that place, “I’m capable of get a block up and I can management the ball fairly properly,” she mentioned. “I’ve good courtroom imaginative and prescient and I’m capable of see the place to place the ball.”
Enjoying exterior “has been fairly powerful as a result of there’s numerous various factors you’re not used to in volleyball just like the solar and the wind, and the grass is completely different,” Ruggles mentioned. “However getting your palms on the ball is nice.”
The season may see some rebuilding.
“However hopefully we’ll do respectable within the convention and hopefully we are going to shoot for a district,” Ruggles mentioned. “I believe our serving goes to be robust I believe we’re fast, and hopefully our protection might be good too.
“We have to remove our errors and have good communication.”
Powerful CSAA Gold groups embrace Grant and Central Montcalm, Ruggles mentioned.
As for her three sports activities, “I like all of them,” she mentioned. “They’re all enjoyable.”