The 46th season of girls volleyball under CIF sponsorship gets underway in only three weeks when the Breakers will participate in the Queens Court Tournament on Aug. 19-20 at the 32-court American Sports Center in Anaheim. The event is considered “summer competition” so play is allowed on Sunday and does not count as part of the regular season. The first match of the 2017 season will be on Friday, Sept. 1, when Laguna will host Foothill with Shawn Patchell returning to the court at Dugger Gym to guide the Breakers after a 15-year absence. Patchell was 62-26 in four seasons from 1998-01 making the Southern Section CIF finals twice.
Locals Play in AVP:
This summer’s ( www.AVP.com) professional action included Chase Frishman (Victoria Beach), who finished third at Hermosa last weekend. Also playing are Travis Woloson (Emerald Bay) who finished tied at 33rd at Hermosa, and Steve McFadden, the girls high school sand volleyball coach who finished at 49th.
On the women’s side, Whitney Pavlik (Emerald Bay) leads the AVP 2016 season in hitting percentage, but did not participate at Hermosa. Avery Bush (Three Arch Bay) has been earning points and moving up the rankings. Up next is Manhattan Beach on Aug. 17-20.