When September rolls around, it is always interesting to see how local girls' volleyball players are doing as they extend their playing days in college.
Whether they play one season or all four years, it is a special time in their lives.
Newport Harbor's Maddy Brown and Corona del Mar's Megan Griffin are finding some playing time at TCU. Maddy is playing well as a back-up outside hitter, while Megan is the back-up setter behind Megan Munce. Munce, a former Newport star, was an All American two season ago, but suffered season-ending ACL injury early last season. She has recovered fully and leads her team in assists and service aces. Megan's toughness in her recovery is not a surprise to any of us who were lucky enough to coach her. That list includes Steve Conti (at Ensign), Dan Glenn (Newport) and Gary Nakamura and myself (club).
Prentice Perkins Lewis, who was a former All-CIF soccer and volleyball player at CdM in the late 1980s coaches the Horned Frogs. TCU is currently undefeated with two tournament championships. Munce was all-tournament in both events.