Haley Greene is really in her element when she’s on the volleyball court.
It’s one of her favourite things to do and she’s pretty handy at what she does as the setter for the Corner Brook High Titans 16U female volleyball team hosting the provincial 16U and 18U male and female volleyball championships this weekend in Corner Brook.
The 16-year-old Corner Brook native loves the athletic challenge that comes with being on her toes on a volleyball court.
Setting the table for her teammates is a blast. She embraces the role given to her by her coach because it allows her to be heavily involved in how things unfold and she’s expected to be on top of her game when it comes to creating offensive chances at the net.
“The setter gets a lot of the hits because the setter always gets the second ball, and you’re always touching the ball and always getting a chance to improve,” Greene said of her role with the team in the quest for gold.
Some of the top teams in the province will provide the opposition, but Greene believes her team has worked hard in practice and has a lot of skilled players ready to put it all on the line this weekend.
Passing and serving are the strengths of this year’s team and Greene expects the Titans to give a good account of themselves.
“Our team really does hit the ball well,” she said.
The team travelled to Clarenville one week ago to participate in the provincial 17U female volleyball championship for a tune-up. They won a few games and played some skilled teams so Greene believes that experience should help prepare them for a run at the 16U crown.
“It taught us what we needed to work on and what we’re good at, and what we need to do to improve for the 16U tournament,” she said.
The 32-team event, which gets underway Friday, will see games played at Corner Brook High, Corner Brook Intermediate and Grenfell Campus.