A lady walked out of one of the Corona del Mar High gyms on Wednesday, making sure to hush whoever made noise. Students were taking tests inside the gym.
At CdM, it was Advanced Placement exam week.
Evan Dean had taken his tests in the gym. Now, it was time for him to get back to work inside the gym and prepare for the Sea Kings' first test in the CIF Southern Section Division II boys' volleyball playoffs.
The students had cleared out of the gym in time for Dean and his teammates to practice. The day before CdM opened the playoffs in the second round on Thursday, Coach Steve Conti asked Dean how many shirts he goes through in practice.
"About six … on a hot day," Dean replied.
Whoever is supplying Dean his shirts, keep them coming. The Sea Kings (26-4) plan to make this postseason a long and memorable one.