The Stiles sisters, senior Alyssa and sophomore Allison, will lead Ceres High’s varsity girls volleyball program this fall.
“It means a lot to me to have my sister on the same team,” Alyssa said. “We’ve always had a close bond. We can push each other.”
The Bulldogs’ roster features nine players, including Alyssa Stiles, Allison Stiles, Jullissa Arreola (Sr.), Isabel Diazdeleon (Sr.), Mya Robinson (Jr.), Bella Curry (Jr.), Vianney Perez (Jr.), Cheralyn Durossette (So.) and Lysaida Munoz (So.).
Alyssa, Jullissa, Isabel and Mya are returners.
Allison, Bella, Vianney, Cheralyn and Lysaida competed at the lower-level with Ceres High in 2017.
Alyssa earned second-team, all-Western Athletic Conference honors as a junior.
She collected 248 digs, 124 kills, 87 blocks, 34 aces and nine assists.
She was an honorable-mention pick her sophomore year.
“I have a lot of confidence in my team. We have a lot of athletic players that have experience and potential."Alyssa Stiles
“I have a lot of confidence in my team,” Alyssa said. “We have a lot of athletic players that have experience and potential. We have smart players that know the game very well. That helps for the long run. Once we figure out our rotation, we’ll become a stronger team.”
Ceres High compiled a 2-12 overall record and finished in fifth place in the 2017 Western Athletic Conference standings (2-8).
The new-look league features eight teams.
Ceres High, Los Banos and Pacheco remained in the WAC.
Beyer, Grace Davis, Johansen previously competed in the Modesto Metro Conference.
Lathrop and Mountain House left the Valley Oak League and Trans Valley League, respectively.
“I see us winning a lot of matches because we have a strong team,” Alyssa said. “We believe we can get there (playoffs).”