I am coaching the Seminary volleyball team again this year in preparation for our Seminary Soccer and Volleyball Tournament, a.k.a. “The Thunder Cup”. The tournament takes place the weekend of October 18-19 and we invite several other seminaries to travel to Conception, Missouri to compete.
Last year, our volleyball team improved immensely on my leadership, but we fell to St. Meinrad Seminary (Indiana) in the Championship game. This year we hope to avenge the loss. It is a positive weekend to encourage seminarian fraternity and healthy competition.
We are practicing two to three evenings a week until the tournament in October. Some of our returning starters graduated, so hopefully we can replace the talent. I was pretty pleased with Monday evenings practice. It was only our second practice, but I think we have a good shot at first place.