Should Leesville Have a Men’s Volleyball Team?

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Leesville students competing in a beach volleyball tournament at Springdale Area Recreation Center. These students are hoping that men’s volleyball opportunities will soon be available at Leesville. (Photo used by permission of Adam Saib)
Leesville students competing in a beach volleyball tournament at Springdale Area Recreation Center. These students are hoping that men’s volleyball opportunities will soon be available at Leesville. (Photo used by permission of Adam Saib)

Volleyball is a sport that is predominantly played by women but is quickly growing in popularity amongst men. As of now, Leesville does not have a men’s volleyball program, but should that change?

Since 2017, boys high school volleyball numbers have increased by 40%, making it by far the fastest-growing high school sport in the United States.  

Currently, 36 states offer men’s volleyball at the high school level. Some of these states include California, New Jersey, and New York. 

The Triangle Area has opportunities for men to play on club teams, but the sport has not fully made its way to the high school level.

Recently, Cardinal Gibbons High School announced that they are holding tryouts for a club men’s volleyball team. This news will hopefully make way for other schools in Wake County to start a club or an official men’s volleyball team. 

Plenty of Leesville students have expressed interest in a men’s volleyball team. According to an Instagram poll, 82% of Leesville students believe that Leesville should have a men’s volleyball team. 

Adam Saib, senior, mentioned there has been talk amongst the students about the possibility of the new sport. Saib  said, “I’ve talked to a lot of people and they’ve said that we should have a men’s volleyball team or at least do volleybros.”

Certain students in particular have expressed why they think that Leesville should start a men’s volleyball team. 

Keanu Tran, junior, said, “They should include this as an option for more guys as it continues to grow”. 

Also wanting to voice his opinion, Mark Seda, junior, said, “Everybody should have equal opportunities for sports, and playing whatever sport they would like to play”. 

Ryan Huffman, junior, added, “I would advocate for a volleyball team”.

There is an extraordinary amount of interest for a men’s volleyball team, so Leesville should join the neighboring high schools and start moving towards more inclusivity for male volleyball players.

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