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Long Beach High School Girls’ Volleyball Preview

The562’s season previews for the 2022-23 school year are sponsored by Vertical Raise, the official team fundraising partner of The562.

The562’s volleyball coverage is sponsored by Misty May-Treanor and the Dream in Gold Foundation

Girls’ volleyball was the last sport to return from the COVID-19 pandemic, but after finally getting back on the court in 2021 the sport is ready for some normalcy in 2022. The city graduated a historic class, with All-Americans Laura Williams (Lakewood) and Adonia Faumuina (Long Beach Poly) both headed to the Pac-12 this year along with Poly’s Rylie McGinest. This year, some key returners hope to lead a talented crop of newcomers across the city.

The good news is that it looks like the Moore League is entering a new era of parity. Lakewood and Poly have won every league title in the last decade, including sharing it twice. But Wilson and Millikan are as competitive as they’ve been in a long time, and there’s legitimate four-team intrigue heading into the 2022 season.

All four of the league’s top teams as well as St. Anthony and Cabrillo will be in action Saturday, August 13 and Saturday, August 20 at the Lakewood/Molten Classic being hosted at Artesia, Wilson and Mayfair. The top four teams will also be showcased at September 24’s Steve Lewis Volleyfest, which will once again feature four marquee matches.

The Moore League schedule begins the day before the LBUSD starts school, on August 30, and runs from then through September and halfway through October.

Click here for our preview of Lakewood

Click here for our preview of Wilson

Click here for our preview of Long Beach Poly

Click here for our preview of Millikan

Click here for our preview of St. Anthony

Click here for our preview of Cabrillo

Click here for our preview of Jordan

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.