2018 Palo Verde Boys Volleyball Capsule


Head coach: Phil Clarke, 12th season

2017 record: 30-9 (7-3 Northwest/second)

Returning lettermen (starters): Three (one)

Top players: OH Stephen Banks (Sr.), OH Jared Brady (Jr.)

Outlook: Banks, who racked up 248 kills last season, is the only starter back from a team that won its second state title in three seasons last year.

“We have some really big shoes to fill and a lot of people to replace from a senior loaded team last year,” Clarke said. “Stephen is the only starter returning, and we look to his experience and leadership to help lead this new, young group.

“It’s a hard-working and motivated group of guys, and we look to continue to be very competitive in a tough league.”