Jordan Volleyball

PREVIEW: Jordan Girls’ Volleyball

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.”

Long Beach High School Girls’ Volleyball Preview

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.