Jordan has a new head figure this year with the arrival of veteran volleyball coach Sharon Moore, who is hoping to lead her team through a rebuilding year that sees the Panthers return only one varsity player, senior Aniya Boudreaux.
“She will be a tremendous leader for our young team,” said Moore.
The Panthers have a dynamic incoming freshman in Letisia “Finau” Makaafi, younger sister of last year’s leader, Vika Makaafi. Another freshman, Kaylee Teng, will be the starting libero, while junior Faatele Sulu and senior Aracely Aragon will be the setters. Moore has a first-year player in sophomore Solesia Tulfavuki that she expects to contribute as a pin-hitter.
“My goal for this team is to pull together and get to know and trust one another on the court,” said Moore. “Focusing on fundamental skills and having each player find her voice on the court will be necessary as this team progresses through the season.”