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The Student News Site of Fresno Christian High School

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Girls 2023 volleyball season championship bound

Three coaching additions add to team dynamics

Fresno Christian girls’ volleyball team is gearing up for yet another season. In the previous year, the team took home the CIF championship under the guidance of Coach Steve Guglielmana. The Eagles have been diligently practicing multiple times a week in preparation for the upcoming season. 

FC varsity girls volleyball heads into the season with hopes to maintain the championship status.

The girls’ volleyball program welcomes three new coaches this year: Alumna Jackie Guglielmana, Justin Van Loon, and Stacie Wold. Additionally, Eric Cisneros and Layne Bersano are returning coaches, eager to enhance the program and serve as role models for their players. At every practice, the coaches open with devotion and often discuss the importance of finding one’s voice and having the courage to use it, both on and off the court.

Wold is excited to step into her new coaching position at FCS. 

“I love coaching here, I love the coaching staff, I love the girls,” Wold said. “It’s a different atmosphere when you walk into the gym. The girls are close and it really shows.”

The varsity team boasts a diverse composition with four sophomores, two juniors, and seven seniors. Faith Degroot, ’24, and Savannah Cisneros, ’24, hold the roles of team captains, setting a high standard for the program while proudly representing Fresno Christian.

Wold is dedicated to pushing her captains, ensuring they serve as excellent representatives of the girls’ volleyball program.

“The captains lead the team. I’m harder on our captains because I expect them to hold themselves accountable on and off the court,” said Wold. “They represent themselves, parents, and the program all combined.” 

Faith DeGroot, ‘24, speaks of her last season on the team and future plans for her volleyball career.

[/media-credit] Jordan DeGroot sets Sarah Guglielmana, ’26, during a home match Sept. 11.

“I’m very excited for this season,” says DeGroot. “We have a lot of experience with all the players on the team and we are pretty confident coming into this season especially due to our win last season. Following this season, I’m definitely looking into playing for college, potentially at Masters University, where my previous Teammate Mckenna Brady plays.”

There are three high school teams all together. Varsity, JV and Freshmen. To keep up with their busy schedule visit our Athletics Sports and Schedules page.

Be sure to mark your calendars to come support your FC Eagles at the next home game in the FC Gym, scheduled for Sept.19, at 3:30, 4:30 and 6 p.m. 

To read more about upcoming sports promotions, visit: Looking ahead, 2023 football season  or Season opening victory over Mammoth


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Julianna Briggs, Journalist
Julianna Briggs, ‘26, known as Lala, is a first-year journalist and videographer for The Feather. Briggs aspires to improve her writing skills, video editing, time management, and teamwork. She is excited that The Feather will help prepare her for college and act as the building block for more advanced classes in the future. Briggs plays as a defender on the school volleyball and basketball teams.
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