First-year Millikan coach Ashley Atsaros has taken over a Rams program that’s poised to take the next step to challenge the big three of Poly, Lakewood, and Wilson.
“I’m super excited for this season so that we can get our name out there again,” she said. “I walked into a program that has a great group of girls with a lot of talent. Being consistent every day, overcoming obstacles, and achieving small goals every single day will be the main focus this season. I want these girls to step on the court and be confident in themselves and their abilities.”
The Rams will battle the same issues with experience that every other school will given the two-year layoff. But Atsaros is right to be fired up about her group, which is more physically gifted than many Millikan teams in the last several years.
At middle blocker, Aaliyah Fasavalue will be a force while Elle Lundahl and Natalie Paulson (of the Rams’ three-time league champion girls’ soccer team) will be the key contributors hitting on the pins. The team has a scrappy libero in Brittany Mendoza and a pair of capable setters in Alessia Filocamo and Isabella Wilhelm.