The girls varsity volleyball team at Bonneville High School has been around for decades! Last year the team won many victories and secured a variety of trophies. So far the team is continuing that trend as they have only lost one game. They are on a roll because they are currently running as number one in state, and they plan to maintain that status.
Kaylie Kofe, a senior and setter on the volleyball team, has been playing volleyball since she was four years old. Her mom played volleyball and told Kofe she was basically “born in the gym.” Kofe says that one of the hardest things about playing volleyball is working through the mistakes and learning from failures instead of letting them take control. Kofe reiterates this point by saying volleyball is “a game of mistakes, and it's hard to have the mentality of not letting a mistake get to you.” The team does an excellent job maintaining this focal point on and off the court; mistakes are unavoidable and can be used to grow. Kofe believes having an encouraging, entertaining team strengthens the team's mentality. According to Kofe, she is grateful for her team's endless support and knows it will push her further than ever. The Bees’ volleyball team has provided many ways to further give back to the players and support their journey after high school. For instance, Kofe was able to have the experience, growth, and preparation for her to commit to Utah State University. The impact of volleyball stretches far beyond the net.
The BHS volleyball team is a prime example of powerful teamwork, and this year’s season will provide them with the skills to face future wins and losses. Each athlete serves as an example that perfection is not necessary to rise to the top. Anyone who is interested in joining the team, learning about strong, positive mentalities, or simply learning to play volleyball, is encouraged to explore the BHS volleyball team.