Oliver Shrieve, junior and Berkeley High School boys volleyball captain, started playing volleyball at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School when he was 11 years old. He played baseball, basketball, football and crew before choosing to commit to volleyball. “I picked volleyball up very quickly. It didn’t take that long to get good,” Shrieve explained. He started playing club volleyball just last year in the tenth grade, where he realized both his love for the sport and his incredible potential. Shrieve boasts a jaw-dropping 38 inch vertical jump. Despite his unusually late start, Shrieve is a Division I prospective athlete. “The volleyball community is really welcoming, and that’s probably what I like most about the sport,” he said. Shrieve is one of few returning players for BHS, as most of last year’s squad graduated in 2022. “This year we’re rebuilding. The goal is to just keep improving as much as we can throughout the season,” Shrieve remarked. There are many new and younger players on the 2023 roster. With Shrieve leading the way, there is no doubt the BHS boys volleyball program will go on to do great things.