DOWNEY - The Warren High School girls' volleyball team has been working hard in preparation for their upcoming season. Head coach Scott Lane is back coaching and is looking forward to the upcoming season.Key returners to this year's squad are seniors Katherine Trejo, Brianna Cervantes and Madeline Gulck. Key departures to graduation include Samantha Madrid, Jaclyn Gasdia, Emery Brabant, Arianna Palomares and Danielle Rodriguez. The Lady Bears finished second in the S.G.V.L. last season with a league record of 9-3. The Lady Bears lost once to Gahr and twice to cross-town rival Downey who were C.I.F. champions. Downey figures to be right in the thick of things once again and are certainly going to be the team to beat in league play. Coach Lane has held practices Monday thru Thursday where he has had his players working on serving, passing, ball control and cardio training. Last week the Lady Bears were working out in the sand at the beach because the gymnasium floor was being worked on. Coach Lane wanted his players to see the difference in surfaces and see how that type of training can benefit their indoor game. In addition to their practice schedule, the Lady Bears have participated in a Summer League at the "MAC" in Carson where they have played against such schools as Long Beach Poly, Wilson and Bishop Montgomery. Coach Lane insists that the Lady Bears have a lot of hard work in front of them and will continue to work hard. Lane continued by saying that he is working to build a solid foundation and get his players to commit themselves to working hard. Senior and varsity returner Katherine Trejo stated that "this will be an exciting, talented and really good team." Warren begins their preseason schedule August 30, in Cerritos, at the Gahr Tournament.
********** Published: August 16, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 18