2017 Desert Pines Girls Volleyball Capsule


League: Class 3A Sunset

Head coach: Melissa Cain, fourth season

2016 record: 1-21 (0-10 Sunset, sixth)

Returning letter winners (starters): Four (four)

Top athletes: OH/S Michelle Rhodes (Jr.), S/OH Karyme McGhee (Jr.), MB/OH Vira Tavita (Jr.), MB Brianna Fitzgerald (Sr.)

Outlook: The Jaguars remain in building mode as they hope to be more competitive.

Tavita (86 blocks, 29 kills) and Fitzgerald (77 blocks, 36 kills) hope to be an imposing presence at the net. Rhodes and McGhee also are expected to contribute.

“We have a pretty young team this season,” Cain said. “They have been working hard in preparation for this season.”