In the 10th year of the program, the boy’s volleyball team boasts a handful of accomplishments. Those include a #3 ranking in the state, multiple playoff appearances, alums playing in college, Backyard Brawl titles and now 200 wins.
With their 2-0 victory over Camden High School on Tuesday afternoon, the Pirates boy’s volleyball team recorded win number 200 in the history of the program.
Head coach Robert Spier and assistant coach Brian Mooney have been at the helm of the program since day one and continue to churn out talented players and successful seasons.
“The two of us have been here from the very beginning, when we started the program. It was a lot of fun starting the program here and seeing where we’ve gone from our first season at 6-10 to seven years later being ranked number three in the state and then today, to get to 200 wins. It’s exciting,” Spier said.
The Pirates won both sets on Tuesday by 25-13 counts.
“It’s definitely fun to get to 200 wins. It’s a good milestone. To do it in 10 years, it shows how good this program has been in the first 10 years we have been around. It’s a shame it was so anti-climatic, but it was fun to get to that benchmark,” Spier said.
The only thing missing from the program’s successful history is a state championship.
“We haven’t won a state championship yet. To my knowledge, no small school has ever won a state championship in boy’s volleyball. They don’t have it by grouping size. There’s 110 teams in the state and we have to play with the Group IV schools that have 65 kids come out for the team and we have to play with the school thats have the same five players who play all year round. Our next step, it would be great, to bring a state championship to Cinnaminson. We almost did it once and we can do that again. We have a good group of young kids this year and another good group of young kids who are supposed to be coming up next year,” Spier said.
The Pirates continue with their Backyard Brawl this Thursday and next Thursday between them and Moorestown and Pennsauken. The Backyard Brawl was started a couple of seasons ago by Coach Spier.
“We are the original three in Burlington County. Next year, RV and Northern Burlington are coming in also. But, Pennsauken and Moorestown are two teams we would love to beat this year,” Spier said.
Cinnaminson returns to the court on Wednesday with two games on the road at West Windsor-Plainsboro North, one against North and one against West Windsor-Plainsboro South.
The Pirates need to win four of their next seven games in order to make the playoffs.