Men’s volleyball looking to continue success in 2016
By Joel Joly | Published Dec. 10, 2015
Kean volleyball had a dominant 2015 season, finishing with a record of 31- 6. Despite losing five senior starters coming into the new season due to graduation, Coach Charlie Ginex feels confident about the team. He sees the potential through his players, and is looking to continue their dominance.
Coach Ginex spoke highly of senior Tommy Rosario, who Ginex feels can make a major impact this season.
“He’s that model athlete,” Ginex said. “He wasn’t heavily recruited out of high school. Nobody really knew who he was. He’s just really worked hard over his career, as a sophomore he led the country in blocking, last year he finished third in blocking. He has been one of the top players in country for a couple years now”.
Kean volleyball’s previous season was fantastic. They were named Skyline Conference Regular Season Champions, Skyline Conference Tournament Champions, and won the NCAA Division III Championship.
Coach Ginex has big expectations of his team, and is looking to bring the same momentum going into this season.
“Our goal is to win the conference championship,” Coach Charlie said. “At this point we are one of two teams in the entire country, and there is one other team that has been to the quarter finals every year. That’s something to be proud of, our goal is to win the conference tournament.”
Coach Ginex spoke highly on his freshman players, and sees potential in them. This is the tallest team he ever had.
“We have the potential to have a really, really good year from a performance standpoint on the court,” Coach Charlie said. “We’re pretty excited actually, we have some pretty good freshmen, we have kids from three or four different states. There’s a lot of potential. We’re pretty big this year. From a physical standpoint, this is the largest, tallest team we’ve had here, so we’re pretty excited about the future.”