The First Annual Battle of the Bay boys’ volleyball alumni matches on March 6 were extremely successful with spirited play, renewed camaraderie, and a special evening for local volleyball players both present and past.
It was obvious to Dan Glenn’s Newport Harbor High team and Steve Conti’s Corona del Mar squad, that volleyball has been played at a high level in this area for a long time.
The 70s and 80s match was the best attended as both teams had a number of players. CdM’s Brian Lewis, who is in his 40s, showed that there is a reason that his number is retired in the Errion gymnasium at CdM. He showed that he could still play at a very high level. Another Sea King who was very impressive was Dick Monroe, who played for Corona in 1974. In his 50s, Dick played middle for the CdM 70/80s alumni team and returned to hit outside against CdM’s varsity team in the last match of the night.