Men’s volleyball team continues to improve

Luisa Sausedo

This past season, the City College men’s volleyball team held their best season since 2011 with an overall record of 9-13 and a conference record of 4-10. The Knights have made some huge improvements since Kevin Pratte, head coach of the team, took over in 2014.

Over the years, the men’s volleyball team struggled. Back in 2014, the Knights hadn’t won a single game game during their season and now are competing and winning against top teams like Santa Monica College, which won the state championship in 2015.

“There is a ton to be proud of with this fine group of men,” said Pratte, “but our program is still in the process to striving to be the best volleyball team in the state. We have come a long way from 2014 and all the credit goes to how hard our players worked these past two seasons.”

By implementing a new feature to the program, universities across the country were able to see the players in action. One athlete, Luke Timm, was recruited to play for a Division 1 volleyball program at California State University, Northridge, with a partial scholarship included.

The coaching staff and returning players look forward to next season. And Pratte was proud to say that all eight sophomores moving on from City College will be furthering their education at four-year universities in the fall.