Head coach: Nicole Adarme, third season
2016 record: 25-16 (5-3 Southwest, third)
Returning lettermen (starters): Four (four)
Top players: S Andre Shabazz (Sr.), OH Jaylen Clark (Sr.), OPP Filip Bosnjak (Sr.), OH Tai Foster (Jr.), LIB Braetin Foster (So.)
Outlook: The Trailblazers lost eight seniors to graduation, but bring back two potent weapons in Clark (348 kills, 268 digs, 34 blocks, 60 aces) and Shabazz (1,029 assists, 243 digs, 78 kills, 36 aces).
“The Blazers have a journey of hard work and dedication to build the caliber of program they were able to establish last season,” Adarme said. “However with the leadership of captains Andre Shabazz and Jaylen Clark and the work ethic of the team, I don’t doubt that the team will turn heads again.
“We are a young team, but with plenty of raw talent and hunger to win. Our younger players have worked hard to continue to set the bar that the 2016 team was able to set, and with four returners, I am already seeing the family atmosphere and dedication being established each practice.”