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2017 Mojave Boys Volleyball Capsule

MOJAVE

Head coach: John Engel, first season

2016 record: 33-5 (10-0 Sunset, first)

Returning lettermen (starters): Three (one)

Top players: MH Antonyo Wright (Sr.), LIB Joshua Andam (Sr.), OH Joe Silva (Jr.)

Outlook: The winners of the last three Division I-A state titles, the Rattlers have a new coach and a new look this season as only one starter (Wright) and three lettermen return.

“This will be a rebuilding year with only three returning players from last season’s state championship team,” Engel said.

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