Boy’s Volleyball Records 200th Win in Program History

Boy’s Volleyball Records 200th Win in Program History

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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.

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Jim is the creator and editor of Cinn City Sports. He also created At the Dish, Life With Tony and Enzo and is the owner of JAVFreelancing. He coached baseball for five years, three at his former high school (Holy Cross in Delran, NJ) and two at prominent Division III program Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. He has worked for the Courier-Post in Cherry Hill, NJ; Metro Networks in Bala Cynwyd, PA; and was the play-by-play announcer for the Camden Riversharks of the Independent Atlantic League of Professional Baseball for two seasons (2007-2008) on Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM, the student-run radio station at Rowan University. Jim earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and minor in Journalism from Rowan University in 2008. While in school he was the Assistant Sports Director at WGLS for two years and the Sports Director for one year. He also covered the football, baseball, softball and both basketball teams for the school newspaper 'The Whit.' He is the former Sports Editor for the Cinnaminson and Moorestown Patch websites. Jim lives in New Jersey with his wife Nicole, sons Tony and Enzo and dog Phoebe. He can be reached at jimvassallo@cinncitynews.com