(Gastonia, NC) The Gaston Day Spartans have done it again, by pulling off back to back winning volleyball seasons, and back to back undefeated seasons in conference play. “When you look at our roster, we’re really young with four student athletes in the 8th grade and one in the 7th grade.” stated Jim Seidel, head coach for the Gaston Day Spartan JV team. In just his 2nd year coaching at Gaston Day, Seidel has earned a reputation for winning using the Spartan Athletics mantra, “TEAM BEFORE SELF, TIRELESS PREPARATION, FIERCE IN COMPETITION”.
The Spartan JV Volleyball team went on a winning streak from day one by going 12 & 1 for the season and only dropping one set all season. Seidel has a two year winning record of .777 as the GDS JV head coach. Seidel added, “we had some real competition this year by playing Marvin Ridge, Carmel Christian (2x), Davidson Day, Lake Pointe Academy (a varsity team), and Weddington High School.” “We trained hard and focused on passing and serving hard and eventually running misdirection plays, which I thought was incredible for 7th & 8th graders to learn and execute well.”