FIVE PLAYERS TO WATCH
Sr., Outside Hitter
Lyall is a gifted athlete and a dynamite hitter. She'll combine with junior talent Dani Johnson to rack up kills for the Mariners. Look for Lyall to spearhead a Sehome team with high aspirations.
Squalicum enjoyed a six-win turnaround from 2011 to 2012 and Chang's defense in the back was a big reason. Look for Chang's play to increase even more with a new coach teaching different aspects of the position.
Jr., Outside Hitter
Lynden is hoping to return to the state tournament following a two-year hiatus, and Katt Webb is the type of player the Lions can use to get there. Webb is a force on the outside and should record plenty of kills this year.
Sr., Middle Blocker
State track and field athlete Izzi Roberts has proved her athleticism during spring, and the 10th best longer jumper in Class 2A has athleticism that will make her extremely difficult to hit against. Having 6-foot-1 Anna Zeegers next to her won't be easy, either.
Reid has been chosen as a team captain as a junior and should provide the Golden Eagles with strong leadership. She'll be counted on to set up Ferndale's wealth of skilled hitters.
Reach ANDREW LANG at email@example.com or call ext. 862.