Patch stopped by the Severna Park varsity volleyball practice and spoke with senior Cara Stine about her volleyball career this season’s expectations and her plans for the future.
Severna Park Patch: What are your goals or expectations for this season?
Cara Stine: This year I am really excited to be a leader. I think we can make it really far. We have a deep bench. The sophomores are really good. [Coach Tim] Dunbar said we can just pull a name out of a hat and have a good lineup on the court.
Severna Park Patch: What’s one of the key matchups you have this season?
Stine: I am looking forward to playing Arundel, because we did lose to them three times in a row last year. Definitely Arundel, Braodneck and South River, because I played with a lot of them during club.
Severna Park Patch: What was your favorite volleyball moment or experience at Severna Park?
Stine: Sophomore year I made varsity and I felt like all of my hard work had paid off over the last few years. We were a young team that year and I feel like we overcame a lot of obstacles. We were definitely a family. People were doubting us because of our age, but we definitely proved them wrong.
Severna Park Patch: What advice would you give to an aspiring high school volleyball player?
Stine: I would say to them don’t give up. I have had my harder seasons and volleyball has taught me a lot more than just the sport. And anything you go through is going to be worth it in the end.
Severna Park Patch: What are you plans after high school?
Stine: Definitely to go to a four-year college. I don’t know where that is going to be yet, but hopefully volleyball is an option.