The La Cañada High boys' volleyball team will look to capture its first Rio Hondo League championship since 2006 this season after a senior-driven team came up short last year.
This year, the Spartans will have to become league champs without much depth, after graduating nine seniors. La Cañada just got a boost though, as two integral pieces, seniors Sean Mintie and Matt Faber, joined the fold after the boys' basketball season ended on Saturday.
"They will have a lot of impact," said Spartans Coach David Woo of Mintie and Faber.
Mintie will take his place in the middle for the Spartans after starting there last season and compiling 58 kills and 32 blocks. Faber is giving volleyball a try for the first time this year after playing tennis the past three years. Woo isn't sure whether he'll start Faber at outside hitter or opposite to neutralize the opposition's best outside hitter.