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Treasure Boykin

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“Winners are not people who never fail, but people who never quit.”

One thing this school is known for is its amazing volleyball program. Starting in 1975, the team has continued to grow into the legacy it is now. The program is currently continuing a 31 year streak of Regional Championships. Overall, they have won 17 State Championships and 7 alumni have been awarded the Gatorade Player of the Year.

Volleyball has changed immensely for the team over the years. It has grown from only having  20 to over 50 girls. Also, the the rise in popularity has brought more skilled players. A big reason for the team’s huge success is the heart and faith of the team. The girls are like one big happy family. Sisters.

The team’s not- so- secret weapon is Coach Wads. Jerri Berna “Wads” has been the head volleyball coach for 28 years. As a coach, Wads has won more than 1,000 matches and 14 State Championships. On January 15, 2013, Coach Jerri Berna was named the 2012 Southwest Sectional Coach of the Year award for Volleyball. Coach Wads teaches the girls more than just how to play the sport, she teaches them how to be disciplined.

“It is an honor to work with these young ladies, at Bishop Kelley, and among such a wonderful community… I am very blessed and grateful,” Berna said.

Josie Alcott is a sophomore on the volleyball team. She has played school volleyball for 6 years and competitive for 5. As a freshman, she played on Frosh Red and last season she moved to Varsity. Josie is an all around great player, from passing to setting to hitting, you could call her a triple threat. Josie is one of the younger players on Varsity, but you’d never be able to guess it when you watch her play. For Josie, being on Varsity is not so much “nerve-racking”, it just requires a lot of focus and mental endurance.

“Having a great love for the sport makes everything a lot more enjoyable and memorable… My favorite thing about BKVB is the bond between all my friends from school and the unforgettable memories made in the program,” Alcott said.

Yahaira “Yadi”  Boykin is the mother of player/ manager, Treasure Boykin. Her daughter had played volleyball since 5th grade and they were “over the moon” when she was chosen to be on the team her freshman year. Yadi attends as many games as she can and volunteers to work admissions and concessions.

“I hope that, through the BKVB program, Treasure will learn self confidence, use the values she was taught and become a leader amongst her peers,” Boykin said.

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