Head coach: John Engel, second season
2017 record: 25-11 (14-0 3A Southern/first)
Returning lettermen (starters): Seven (three)
Top players: OH Joseph Silva (Sr.), OH Tredall Blanchard-Davis (So.), S Michael Jones (Sr.), OPP Daronde McKinney (Sr.)
Outlook: The winners of four consecutive state titles, the Rattlers return three starters in their quest for another Class 3A crown.
Silva (125 kills, 43 aces), Blanchard-Davis (95 kills, 32 aces) and McKinney (82 kills) give Jones plenty of options to set.
“Mojave returns many key contributors from the 2017 state championship team,” Engel said. “We have a different mindset this year and will be much better defensively.
“I like how our team battles each day in practice, and I’m excited to see how far we can go this season.”