February 28, 2018 - 7:42 pm
Head coach: Erik Davis, second season
2017 record: 32-11 (7-3 Northwest/third)
Returning lettermen (starters): Eight (three)
Top players: MB Teon Taylor (Sr.), OH Justin Madsen (Jr.), OPP Farries Gardner (Sr.), OH Jake Truman (Sr.)
Outlook: The Bulldogs came within a set of advancing to the Class 4A state championship match last year and bring back three starters.
Gardner (260 kills, 49 blocks, 31 aces) was a first-team All-Southern Nevada honoree last year and returns to lead the offense along with Madsen (195 kills, 23 aces, 168 digs, 27 blocks), Taylor (140 kills, 73 blocks) and Truman (43 kills, 18 blocks, 13 aces).
“We return a solid core from last year’s team,” Davis said. “We are excited to put our product back on the floor again as we have a nice mix of strong senior leadership and young talent. The expectation, as always, is to get better every day, work harder than our competition, maximize the ceiling of each athlete, and compete for a state championship.”