Freshman Xalia King makes Varsity Volleyball team


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King serving during match against Cheyenne HS on 8/19

Nyla Vazquez, Reporter

Xalia King is one of two freshmen on the varsity volleyball team. She says making varsity her freshman year was “definitely unexpected.”

King is a first-year varsity player but not a first-year volleyball player. She has played volleyball for nine years. During those nine years, she played for Vegas Velocity and Vegas Aces. Her favorite club memory is getting a bid to nationals held in Indianapolis.

King says that she, “can’t fully compare club ball and high school ball because you’re playing with and/or against the same people.”

King’s first year in high school is different from what she is used to due to only ever being enrolled in Pinecrest Academy, a local charter school. However, her favorite part of high school is that she is now at a public school. King says that she likes public school more because it’s “a lot less strict.” 

So far, Varsity Volleyball has only lost two games, one to Gorman and one to Centennial High School. In a rematch, however, the Skyhawks beat the Bulldogs.

“My favorite moment in the season so far is when we swept Centennial last night 3-0 because it secured a good spot for us in the playoffs,” King said.

When King has time outside of volleyball, she spends time with her friends and works on keeping up with her grades. 

King’s goal by her senior year is to make sure the team wins state at least once. Her biggest motivation is to be good enough to play volleyball outside of Nevada.