Sporting WCA

Andrasko’s Dominance Continues to Carry Boys Volleyball

Throughout the past years, the Boys Volleyball team at Westminster has been in a bit of a drought, including an 0-21 showing in the 2015-16 season. They had their last respectable season in the 2014-15 era, and even before that due to star player Mitch Penning, who could be considered one of the top athletes in Westminster history.

This season, the team is showing a side that we haven’t seen in the past few years.

The Volleyball team sits right now at one game behind a .500 record, 12-13. They have pulled off multiple big wins including their most recent win against Parkway Central, and even a win against Affton High School. Though a 12-13 record may not seem “top tier,” the close scores of all of their games show otherwise. They have not lost to a team in any set by more than 10 points, playing a patient game and keeping up with the other team’s pace.

Bryndyn Crutcher enters his third year coaching the Varsity squad, and he is certainly a reason why they have been dominant.

Another key factor on the team is the Outside Hitter Mason Andrasko, racking up kills on the Wildcat offense. Andrasko right now sits in the top ten in the area for kills, with 182 kills and averaging 3.57 per game. Andrasko is also the only player in the St. Louis area with over 50 aces, leading the area.

Crutcher describes Mason as their “Go to offensive player,” due to his remarkable serving skills and his ability to go one on one against the defense.

“[Mason] is a really good jumper with a great arm swing, and it really helps him that he’s got teammates around him that are pretty great players,” says Crutcher regarding Andrasko. “The team feeds off of his energy.”

Andrasko used to be a big basketball player for Westminster, playing in middle school and on the Freshman and JV team. He recently decided to focus solely on Volleyball, and it surely is paying off now for him as he plays on a competitive club team.

The Seniors this year include Jerram Adams, John Fregene, Maxwell Burns, Colin Davitt, Kyle Dolan, Blake Jewell, and Isaac Johnston. Jerram Adams and Maxwell Burns are the two seniors to watch, Jerram racking up multiple assists in the setter position and Maxwell being a crucial asset for the defense.

The team’s next games are Wednesday, May 8 against CBC at 5 pm, which is Senior Night, and Friday at Fort Zumwalt West at 4 pm.