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Lakewood Long Beach Poly Volleyball

Top 10 For 2020: Girls’ Volleyball Rivalry Renewed

Aug. 15, 2020, seems like a long ways away, but it’s not that far off — and it’s an important date. That’s when the high school girls’ volleyball season begins, and it promises to be a special one in Long Beach. Poly has a national sophomore of the year finalist in Adonia Faumuina, who was named All-CIF in Division 1 as a 10th grader; the Jackrabbits also return Rylie McGinest, another sophomore stud for Poly this year.

Meanwhile, Lakewood has a loaded group coming back as well including All-CIF honoree Laura Williams, also a 10th grader this year. Of the six 9th/10th graders named All-CIF in Division 1 and 2, two of them play in the Moore League. Poly and Lakewood will face each other on Sept. 1 and 24 in a pair of rivalry matches that will have big CIF-SS ranking implications.

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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.