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PREVIEW: Jordan Girls’ Volleyball

The Panthers are entering another season under coach Mele Motuliki, and are in rebuilding mode. Motuliki says the construction job in the gymnasium on the Ron Massey Court mirrors the construction that’s been happening all over the North Long Beach campus for the last several years.

“We are working on constructing a team that will bond for the years to come on and off the court,” said Motuliki. “We’re in a tough league but with the group of girls I have, I don’t expect to be average. I know they can work miracles.”

Jordan is hoping to rely on defense to outlast teams, rather than outhit them. They’re led by Vika Makaafi, a senior middle blocker, Grace Tonga, a junior outside hitter, and Jeannae Gagau, a senior right side.


Mike Guardabascio
An LBC native, Mike Guardabascio has been covering Long Beach sports professionally for 13 years, with his work published in dozens of Southern California magazines and newspapers. He's won numerous awards for his writing as well as the CIF Southern Section’s Champion For Character Award, and is the author of three books about Long Beach history.