Phrases like "rebuilding process" or "transition year" aren't being thrown by La Cañada High's girls' volleyball team in 2010, even though the team brought up eight new players to replace the 11 who graduated.
The Spartans continued their tradition of winning in 2009, as they came out on top of Rio Hondo League and advanced to the CIF Southern Section Division II finals. This year the program is focused on more of the same.
"The bar will be set high, as the standards of the program will continue to be a major factor in our success," said Coach Brock Turner, who is in his seventh year. "Even though the team is young in experience, we do not consider it a rebuilding year."
La Cañada enters the season focused on winning its eighth consecutive league title and second CIF Southern Section Division II championship in three years after falling short to Elsinore last year.