PHOTO: Aniya Boudreaux, Adonia Faumuina, Rylie McGinest, Laura Williams, Makayla Sorenson, Kelli McCombs photographed by John Napalan and Art O’Neill of All-In Press
There aren’t a lot of surprises in the world of Long Beach girls’ volleyball.
Because of the nonstop nature of the sport and the connectivity of the club scene, coaches and players get familiar with each other from very early on. Wilson coach Carlos Briceno spent the summer coaching Poly and Lakewood’s best players on his club team, for example.
One thing the coaches agree on: this looks like it could be a special year. Poly, Lakewood, Wilson, and St. Anthony could all end up in the mix for a CIF-SS championship, and all four teams have future college talent among their ranks.