Senior hopes for district championship for volleyball

Senior+Zoe+Zamora+set+the+ball+for+her+teammate+against+Cedar+Creek+Sept.+10.

Senior Zoe Zamora set the ball for her teammate against Cedar Creek Sept. 10.

Jared Smith, Reporter

With last year’s devastating loss to Vandergrift still fresh on senior Zoe Zamora’s mind, the Lady Bear has her sights on achieving a district volleyball championship and advancing past the first round of playoffs for her last year on varsity.

“I hope we take home the district title for my senior year,” Zamora said.

With nine years of experience under Zamora’s belt, she plans to become a leader on and off the court. Zamora started playing volleyball for the enjoyment. It was in the fifth grade that she started playing competitive club volleyball.

“My mother and my cousin both strongly encouraged me to start playing volleyball since they both played,” Zamora said.

With the loud cheering that comes with the turf, Zamora always keeps a steady focus and continues to lead her teammates no matter what conditions the girls face on the court.

“The toughest competition we faced this year so far was Bryan Rudder, because we were expected to lose, but we took them on for the win,” Zamora said.

Zamora finished playing club volleyball before her senior year to focus on her academics and high school volleyball. With intense practices each morning, Zamora and her teammates strive for success during the season.

“Teamwork makes the dream work,” Zamora said.