The Cane Bay High School men’s volleyball team has proven to be one of the best teams in the Lowcountry so far this season.
The Cobras have won five of their first six games and look like a team heading to the playoffs later this fall. This is the first season that men’s volleyball has been a varsity sport and Cane Bay excels.
“I was lucky,” said Cane Bay Brian Lariviere. “I have boys that I have been training for a few years in club ball. We started a few years ago with club volleyball. These boys love the game. Even when the season goes on, they play at recreation centers wherever they can. The fact that they love the game and are in good shape is a big advantage for the team.
With no super egos on the team, the Cobras cover for each other. Teamwork is a strong point. Larivière says there are exceptional players on the roster.
Senior middle hitter Noah Foley is team captain with senior outside hitter Ryan Cook. Junior setter Dang Tran keeps the offense smooth as team setter and junior outside hitter Jonathan Beck has a good jump serve. Junior outside hitter Payton Shoemaker is a batsman around the net trying to hit it through the ground on the other side.
Junior Garrett Nguyen and senior Alan Rick are also outside hitters and second Max Lariviere is the lone libero, making his mark on defense. Junior Lucas Vilders gives the Cobras passer depth and a defensive assist on the back row.
Some teams they beat early are Stratford, Wando, Hanahan, Cathedral and Philip Simmons.
Cane Bay travels to Mt. Pleasant on September 28 to face the Warriors and James Island before heading to Cathedral on October 4.
Virgin Cobras GC in Women’s Volleyball
The Cane Bay High School women’s volleyball team shut out Goose Creek, 3-0, in a Region 6-AAAAA game Sept. 20.
Sophomore outside hitter Caroline Combs and junior middle hitter Victoria Hedges combined for 11 kills for the Cobras. Junior Libero Kylie Broersma had 11 digs.