Volleyball ready to stick toes into sand

Volleyball ready to stick toes into sand

The Sierra Canyon girls beach volleyball team is ready and excited for a wonderful 2023 season.

The Trailblazers top two teams will be Olivia Babcock and sophomore Lauren Lynch along with Jada Sione and Rachel Reyes.

The number 3 team will be a combination of Maddie Way, Zoe McNicol and Natalie Babcock.

Other key contributors will be Devyn Antoine-Dillon, Shyla Williams and Brandi Boston.

Olivia Babcock had a stellar indoor season back in the Fall, helping lead Sierra Canyon to the Division 1 championship. She will play at Pitt next year.

Sione is headed to Cornell and Way is a junior committed to Hawaii.

The beach game is much different than the indoor game.

“It’s definitely more finesse than power,” head coach Darrin Phillips said. “It’s all about placement and it’s much more strategic.

Sierra Canyon is in an 8-team league with Harvard-Westlake, Chaminade, Notre Dame, Louisville, Marlborough, Immaculate Heart and Notre Dame Academy.

The Trailblazers open up Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 3:30 p.m. against Immaculate Heart at Zuma Beach in Malibu.