BY MARK BRENT
Following a below .500 win season in 2016, the Cooper City Cowboys Boys Volleyball team looked to redeem themselves in the 2017 season.
Led by captains Michael DiLiello, Noah Gannon, Samuel West and Dylan Espinosa, the Cowboys finished the season with an 8-8 record, which was far better than last season’s record of 3-13. Unfortunately, the Cowboys did not make it to the playoffs, as teams such as Archbishop McCarthy, West Broward, and American Heritage proved dominant.
“Although this wasn’t the outcome we expected, we performed far better than last season,” junior Michael DiLiello said. “By the time I leave, I hope to make a legacy for the underclassmen, and set the tempo for the years to come.”
Now, the Cowboys look to improve over the summer, as some players will be joining travel and beach volleyball teams. The Cowboys will continue to practice and grow their chemistry, as the underclassmen hope to rise to the challenge.
“Most of our team consisted of freshman this season,” senior Dylan Espinosa said. “I hope to have made a mark on them for the seasons to come, and I believe that we will soon become a powerhouse.”
Photo by Saige Griffin