Head coach: Nicole Adarme, fourth season
2017 record: 22-17 (10-2 Southwest/second)
Returning lettermen (starters): Six (four)
Top players: OH Tai Foster (Sr.), LIB Braiten Foster (Jr.), MH/OPP Tau Fotu (Jr.), S/OPP Tim Kedrowski (Jr.)
Outlook: Tai Foster (140 kills, 31 blocks, 37 aces, 72 digs), Braiten Foster (273 digs, 25 aces), Kedrowski (137 kills, 35 blocks, 123 digs, 20 aces) and Fotu (102 kills, 24 blocks) are among six returnees for the Trailblazers.
“While Durango is young this year with only four seniors, the focus in the gym and work ethic will lead the team to success,” Adarme said. “The returners are eager to surpass their achievements from last year and have led newcomers in and out of the gym.
“Expectations/goals are to make it to second round of playoffs and continue in the fight for a possibility at state. After last year’s upset in first round of playoffs, ther returners refuse to let up against their opponents.”