Galvan excelling on volleyball court


Victoria Daniel, BHS Journalism

Junior Riley Galvan has been on the courts for the past 5 years playing volleyball, a sport she loves. She is part of the high school volleyball team and takes part in a competitive traveling team outside of school. 

“I have been playing volleyball for about 5 years,” Galvan said. “I started playing in seventh grade. Once I started playing I fell in love with the sport and continued to play ever since.” 

Playing a competitive sport in and out of school is challenging and takes sacrifice, but Galvan has a large support system behind her.

“Because I play on the high school team and a club team, a lot of my time is spent on volleyball,” Galvan said. “Although playing in two teams can be very time consuming my friends and family are always there for me when I need help. Competing in tournaments makes it all worth it.”

Galvan is going into her fifth year of playing volleyball. She has been a part of many volleyball teams. Joining different teams with new people can be scary, but Galvan has found that joining new teams can be a great way to meet new people and make new friends. 

“I have played on a few different club teams, however Invasion Volleyball Club has been my favorite to play on,” Galvan said.  “I have made new friends and connections through the years because of volleyball. The club I play on now has been the most competitive club I have played for.” 

Galvan has been given opportunities to travel because of volleyball. Her club teams have traveled outside the state to compete in tournaments. 

“One of my favorite parts of playing club volleyball is traveling,” she said. “In the past I have gone to Omaha, Minneapolis, Chicago. My team planned to go to Denver this year, but due to the Coronavirus our season has been put on hold.”

As for the future, Galvan is hoping to play again soon. Due to the recent coronavirus restrictions, her club’s volleyball team has not been able to practice or complete together.

“I am looking forward to being able to play again,” she said. “Because of the coronavirus, I have not been able to play. I am hoping that as restrictions begin to lessen that we will be able to have some open gyms to prepare for next year.”