The badminton team finished the season undefeated with a 12-0 record. Varsity badminton coach Leonard Hill said the last games of the season went well.
“They were easy victories,” Hill said.
With the season now over, captain and junior Emma Edwards said the team is preparing for CCS and SCVAL championships.
“(CCS qualifications) haven’t happened yet,” Edwards said. “But we’ll find out if we qualify at the league finals next week.”
Edwards said she is confident some players on the team will qualify and believes they can win.
“I hope we can come first in at least one event,” Edwards said. “I think it’s definitely possible because we have some really, really good people on this team.”
However, Edwards said the team at practices to train for CCS won’t be the same because the team parted with most of the freshman and sophomore players who needed to return to their PE classes.
“People have to go back to PE after today unless they’re selected by the coaches to (stay),” Edwards said.
Hill said that he and the other coaches are keeping those extra players to help train the players who qualified for the championships.
“We’ll keep some people here to scrimmage against the people going to SCVALs and CCS,” Hill said.
While Coach Hill said he’s unsure whether or not his players will win at CCS, he said the Paly badminton team has a long history of taking home first place.
“In the past Paly has sent 65 (badminton) players to CCS,” Hill said. “And 35 of them have won first place.”