Merritt Island Volleyball Team Back In Final Four
By SpaceCoastDaily // November 12, 2012
ABOVE VIDEO: Lady Mustang players and coaches talk about their quest for back-to-back state titles.
BREVARD COUNTY • MERRITT ISLAND, FLORIDA – The reigning 5A state champion Merritt Island volleyball team is just two victories away from back-to-back state championships as the Mustangs dispatched Tampa Robinson in three straight sets, 25-21, 25-17, 25-16.
“We are taking it one day, one game, one set, one point at a time – we are overlooking no one,” said Mustang coach Angie Patrick.
Merritt Island takes on Bishop Kenny of Jacksonville on Wednesday at Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee. Bishop Kenny defeated Gulf Breeze to reach the state semifinals.
“We are playing team volleyball very well and are looking forward to playing Bishop Kenny next Wednesday,” said Patrick said.
HARD WORK, RICH TRADITION
The Mustangs enjoy a rich tradition of winning teams under Coach Patrick. In addition to being the reigning 5A state champion, Merritt Island has been District Champions for the past seven years in a row.
“Our volleyball program is unlike any other,” said Patrick. “We are a family bonded together by our love for the sport of volleyball. We have an outstanding coaching staff, dedicated players, and an enthusiastic fan crowd. Merritt Island Volleyball has many accomplishments because of their hard work, dedication, respect and love for the sport.”
Patrick is assisted with the the Mustang volleyball program by varsity assistant Jackie Oleksik, varsity assistant and JV head coach Rob Hansen, varsity assistant and Freshmen head coaches Alyssa Friedman and Louisa Montoya.
“We have worked very hard to get where we are,” said Patrick. “We train and condition restlessly until we meet our goals.”