A Newsletter for the Wootton High School Boys Volleyball Community


Patriots Complete Season

Playing Rockville in the first round of the playoffs was a challenge the Patriots accepted with enthusiasm. Rockville's success this season put them near the top of the standings, but the Patriots were optimistic about their chances against the Rams, having just played them the week before.

On May 7, a 3-1 Rockville victory put the Patriots out of the playoffs and moved Rockville toward the championship match. However (from the 'Small Victories Department"), the Patriots were the only team to have taken a game from the Rams in the playoffs before they eventually lost the championship match to Sherwood.

Patriot seniors Max Hu, Sam Kim, Tim Kim, and Matt Jasnoff can be proud of leading the Patriots into the playoffs and through a season where Wootton was competitive with every team it faced. After the last match against Rockville, Sam gave a concise summary of the season that put everything into perspective. Sam said "I had fun."

So did I.


Wootton Clinches Playoff Spot

Patriots finish regular season at 6-6; look to county playoff match on Wednesday, May 7.

One measure of Wootton's success early in the season was it's 5-1 match record. Though the second half of the regular season did not measure up to the first half in terms of wins and losses, the Patriots were able to learn more about how to compete in difficult situations.

With a playoff spot clinched, the Patriots began work on several modifications to its lineup to strengthen several key areas. The last two regular season matches against Blair and Rockville, though both 3-1 losses, gave the Patriots opportunities to think and play more strategically. Blair and Rockville are outstanding teams with seasoned setters and hard hitters, and certainly helped "school" the Wootton boys. We'll see how much was learned as the team prepares for the playoffs.