2017 Palo Verde Girls Volleyball Capsule


League: Class 4A Sunset

Head coach: Phil Clarke, fourth season

2016 record: 21-16 (8-4 Northwest, second)

Returning letter winners (starters): Six (five)

Top athletes: OH Aaliah Largusa (Sr.), S Arien Fafard (So.), OH Carli Tanner (So.)

Outlook: The Panthers return five starters from a team that advanced to the Sunset Region semifinals last year.

Largusa (162 kills, 141 digs), Fafard (400 assists, 198 kills, 198 digs) and Tanner (201 kills, 275 digs) all are expected to be leaders on offense and defense.

“It is a focused and hard-working group of girls,” Clarke said. “We look to be competitive in a tough division and improve after gaining some good experience last season.”