Westminster High School has added boys volleyball to its list of sanctioned team sports and the reaction has been overwhelmingly positive.
“When CHSSA (the Colorado High School Activities Association) added boys volleyball, we were hopeful that we could generate enough interest to field one team, but we had so many kids turn out for tryouts that we will have varsity and junior varsity teams,” said Gabe Trujillo, Athletics/Activities & Human Resources Director. “We are going to be very competitive.”
Tryouts were held last week, with games beginning this month.
In 2019 CHSSA voted to add boys, volleyball and girls wrestling as sanctioned events along with unified bowling. This year WHS had one female student compete in the wrestling program. That number is expected to grow. The unified bowling program may be added in the future.
Not every high school has committed to volleyball, meaning the initial season will be less structured and teams will place outside of traditional conferences and classifications. Trujillo expects more schools to embrace boys volleyball in the years ahead. “We have had a lot of boys play volleyball at the club level and it is a very popular sport.”