Head coach: Amy Fisher, ninth season
2013 record: 27-12 (10-0 Sunset, first)
Returning letter winners (starters): Eight (five)
Top athletes: OH Cayla Nikodemus (Sr.), MH Morgan Hill (Sr.), S Megan Kronschnabel (Jr.), MH Haley Vinson (Sr.)
Outlook: The defending Division I-A state champions could do just that this year with five starters returning.
Kronschnabel dished out 426 assists last season, and Nikodemus (318 kills), Hill (249 kills, 68 blocks) and Vinson (124 kills, 37 blocks) all can be big weapons.
“The Crusaders expect to be strong,” Fisher said. “The team looks to win its league and defend its state title. We will have to replace two first-team all-state players lost to graduation to be competitive.”