Cinnamon Sary is not the most vocal player on the court for the Newport Harbor High girls' volleyball team.
It would be a big mistake to doubt her will to win, however.
"She's got a lot of game," Coach Dan Glenn said. "The bigger the match, the bigger she plays."
The Newport Harbor High junior setter is a big name now for the Sailors.
It's obvious to those who watch Sary, the Daily Pilot Athlete of the Week. She was one of the two Sailors named to the Dave Mohs all-tournament team, after helping lead Newport to the championship match Monday.
There, the team fell to Los Alamitos, but Sary said it was still a breakthrough tournament.
"We were finding ourselves," she said. "We played really well together for the first time."
Sary has played well individually. Last year, she was first-team All-Sunset League, a Newport-Mesa Dream Team selection and the ESPN Rise national Sophomore of the Year for girls' volleyball. She tallied 889 assists and helped lead the Sailors to Sunset League, CIF Southern Section Division I-AA and CIF State Division I titles.