Tuohy takes on the competition

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Tuohy takes on the competition

Serving a win-- Junior Scott Tuohy serves the ball during a recent match. Tuohy is a middle hitter, and has been playing on the boys volleyball for three years.

Serving a win-- Junior Scott Tuohy serves the ball during a recent match. Tuohy is a middle hitter, and has been playing on the boys volleyball for three years.

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Serving a win-- Junior Scott Tuohy serves the ball during a recent match. Tuohy is a middle hitter, and has been playing on the boys volleyball for three years.

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Serving a win-- Junior Scott Tuohy serves the ball during a recent match. Tuohy is a middle hitter, and has been playing on the boys volleyball for three years.

Hanny Wolkoff, Sports Editor

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Boasting a 8-8 record, the boys volleyball team has looked to junior middle hitter Scott Tuohy to lead them this season. Tuohy has been playing on the team since his freshman year of high school, and his love for the sport has only grown.

“My favorite thing about volleyball is how fast the game goes. It makes the games really fun to play and to watch,”Tuohy said.

Tuohy has made plans to help lead the team this season, including doing his best to be a leader on the court and working hard to get as many blocks and kills, any legally scored point, as

he can.

Through his work ethic and talent, Tuohy has earned the respect of teammates and coaches alike. Senior volleyball captain Oliver Cartnick is one such teammate, who admires his leadership skills and energy on the court.

“What I respect most about Scott is his leadership on and off the court, he is always loud and

giving speeches and trying to get everybody [excited]. Having Scott as a teammate brings a competitive spirit to our team and an intimidation factor through his sheer size and skill. Not only is he a great teammate, but a fantastic player that everybody trusts and is confident in,” Cartnick said.

According to the Hartford Courant, boys varsity volleyball coach Juliette Givens has been named among one of the best coaches in the state. She also assists with the girls volleyball team at the high school, and recognizes Tuohy’s talent.

“Scott‘s true loyalty to the sport of volleyball is clearly shown through his enthusiasm and passion which become contagious. He exhibits integrity at all times and communicates well with his teammates. Scott always has a vision during the game, where he is going to place the ball, and what he is trying to accomplish,” Givens said.

Throughout the year, Tuohy had hoped that he will be able to achieve the goals that he set at the beginning of the season. The ultimate goal of a serious high school athlete is to be named to the all state conference, which is on Tuohy’s list.

Among the goals he listed, being named an All-State player is right below Tuohy’s goal of winning a state championship.

“Scott brings so much necessary energy to the team. Everyone wants to win a state championship during their high school sports careers, but with Scott helping lead the team, that goal seems more attainable every day,” junior teammate Sachit Sabapathy said.

As the season had wound down in the past weeks, Tuohy has reflected on his junior season in preparation for his last year of boys volleyball next year, when he will be a senior.

“I feel like I have done well competing at the varsity level and being a leader for my team. I want to improve on my blocking for senior year to help out our defense,” Tuohy said.