Steven Clarey reaches 500 career pointsJanuary 31st, 2012 | Sports | 5 Comments »
Story, photo and video by Brea Bartholet.
One of the Durham Lords team members has reached a career goal. Steven Clarey, the team captain of the men’s volleyball team, has hit 500 points this season. A personal achievement, Clarey is proud to have reached such a goal in his volleyball career.
Clarey, who is in his fourth year at Durham College, says he never imagined he would be playing varsity volleyball, since it was never one of his first interests when he was younger. Growing up as a hockey and baseball player, he began to play volleyball in grade 11. His love for the sport grew, which sparked the interest to continue playing in college.
Balancing homework around the team’s four practices a week, multiple games, and intense tournaments doesn’t seem to be much of an issue for the volleyball star. Clarey said that, although it is hard to focus, he tends to complete his work as soon as he can in order to maintain his busy lifestyle. He did, however, admit that sometimes he likes to keep the weekends stress-free by hanging out with friends.
Clarey says that his favourite part of being on the team is having a strong connection between all of his teammates. They don’t just have fun on the court, but off of it as well. The support and relationship between the captain and his team may just be one of the reasons Clarey has had such great success.
Feeling that this has been his best year thus far, Clarey believes that he’s bettered himself in a lot of different ways, and hopes his team will finish off this season with a bang.