Southern Swing Volleyball in Full Swing

The Southern Swing summer volleyball league is in full swing this summer. There are 49 teams in their second session of summer play this month. The girls teams’ start out in second grade and work all the way up to the varsity high school division. All four Victoria high schools are represented, along with Ganado, Edna, El Campo, Yorktown, Yoakum, Cuero and Calhoun.

“They get to see some of the schools they’re playing, like Industrial vs. Goliad, always a super competitive match, along with East and West,” league assistant Jamye Byrne said. “It’s always a lot of fun but it’s obviously competitive with the girls that want to be here and the girls that really want to get ready for their high school season.”

For many of the girls, it’s an opportunity not only to grow their skills, but to learn from the sports’ best. On Monday, Bay City native and All-Big 12 Baylor volleyball star Alyssa Dibberm spoke at the camp to pass along lessons of success.

“It’s very important because it prepares us for high school and college and the future,” said West sophomore Karli Buenger. “It’s very important. Every volleyball player should be in a summer league, Swing in particular.”