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Boys’ Volleyball Beats Aberdeen, Couch Commits to Penn State

Boys Volleyball beat the Aberdeen Eagles in the Bobcat Den with a sweep on Wednesday, September 13.  

The Varsity Boys’ Volleyball team won all three sets last night, sweeping the Aberdeen Eagles 3-0, and handling business. A big moment for Sophomore Willie Lam came when he was brought up from JV to play his first varsity game of the season.  

When asked about the next game, Sophomore Drew Lattimore tells us that the next game is against Edgewood, and he, “expects another sweep, since the combination of (Senior) Christian Couch, and our setter, (Senior) Tom Silver, is extremely hard to beat.” 

The next game for the Varsity Cats is on Monday, September 18, at Edgewood. Show up and be loud for the 3:30 p.m. game. 

Christian Couch: Penn State Commit 

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Christian Couch, a Senior outside for the Boys’ Varsity Volleyball team, recently committed to Penn State University to play volleyball for the next four years. 

When asked about his commitment, he feels he’s had a connection to the university for quite some time, saying, “Penn State has always felt like a second home. Both my parents went to Penn State, which is where they met. I’ve been to Penn State numerous times to see football games or volleyball games with my family and have loved every minute of it.” 

Couch says if he were to choose another position on the court, he “would be a setter. While I do love crushing the ball, setting has always been so fun for me. There’s just something about making a play out of nothing that is so satisfying. I also love seeing other people succeed as a setter, as your team requires a good set so they can be successful.” 

Couch has been playing for around 5 years. “My first year was in 8th grade, where I played rec volleyball. COVID-19 happened shortly after, and fall sports were cancelled for high school, so I played in a grass league. My first “real” year of volleyball was my sophomore year, where I would make Varsity and Yorktowne volleyball club, both of which I have played for 3 years.” 

His biggest inspiration in life is his dad, as he feels he is the reason he is so successful in his present and future endeavors. “My dad is the reason I am successful today, as he got me into sports when I was young and taught me how to play them. He always believed that I was an excellent athlete and could go to college for whatever sport I wanted. It wasn’t until I found volleyball that I found the passion to be successful and work as hard as I can to achieve my goals.” 

We hope to see Christian succeed at Penn State and to carry on the Bobcat legacy in his future endeavors. From leading the Bobcats to win after win to being under the big lights at Penn State, Couch will no doubt make all of Bel Air extremely proud.