• Breakers girls’ varsity volleyball team building a winning program

    By Jon Charron

    Led by first year head coach Janna Simons, the Breakers girls’ varsity volleyball team look to have a strong season in the MTAL.

    The coaching philosophy that Coach Simons brings to the table is to train the total athlete. Simons believes that the keys to success are creating toughness through the body and mind, as well as creating a great environment. “They are all intertwined,” she says. “You cannot do one without the other.”

    The Breakers are also returning five seniors to the squad and after a disappointing season last year they are hungry to improve. Simons states that even though she has only been with the girls for two weeks, she feels positive and excited about the upcoming season. “They work hard and show improvement after every drill.” Most importantly, they are buying into Simons’ philosophy.

    Not only is Simons trying to build a competitive team on the court, she also wishes to integrate the team into the community, perhaps with beach volleyball exhibitions. Ultimately, this could be just the beginning of a great team for Pacific Grove High School and the community. “Exciting times are ahead,” adds Simons.

    The Breakers play their first match of the season against Monterey High in Pacific Grove on Thursday, September 4 at 6:30 p.m.

    posted to Cedar Street Times on September 2, 2014

    Topics: Front PG News, Sports


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