Outlook: The Sea Kings enter the season ranked No. 38 in the country by PrepVolleyball.com. CdM is primed to claim its fifth straight outright Pacific Coast League title and reach the CIF Southern Section championship match for the third consecutive year. Reaching both goals might be harder because gone is setter Madie Smith, a two-time All-CIF Southern Section Division II-AA pick, and Jim Downey, the team's co-coach the past two seasons. Smith is at UCLA and Gan said Downey moved to Indiana. The Sea Kings welcome two new schools, Woodbridge and Northwood, to the league. Gan said the additions bolster the league. Boukather, a Stanford-bound outside hitter, and Claire Ham, an Auburn-bound middle blocker, lead the Sea Kings, who move up to Division I-A. Gan expects CdM to be just as good as last year or better.
Coach: Jeff Weihert (first year)
2009 record: 4-13, 2-6 in the Orange Coast League (fourth)