After each season, the Hillsborough High School boys volleyball team sets goals for themselves for the following campaign.
Heading into the 2013 season, the Raiders, under the direction of coach Todd Sudol, knew they wanted to win the Skyland Conference and retain their Skyland Cup.
The Raiders toppled Bridgewater-Raritan 2-0 on May 11 to keep the Skyland Cup for the second year and Sudol credits his seniors for the success.
“The first thing that stands out is that I’m very fortunate to have the senior leadership,” he said. “It goes a long way in the close matches.”
Sudol is The Courier News Coach of the Year.
Hillsborough went 19-7 and reached the semifinals of the NJSIAA Central sectional Tournament, falling to eventual champion St. Joseph.
“This was a special group I wish I could go through it again with these guys,” Sudol said. “I got a lot of mileage out of my seniors. They all stepped up individually at one point or another. It’s not every year when you get a group that’s talented and focused.”