In a weekly state poll of 4A Coaches, the San Elizario Eagles made their mark, with the team ranked 22nd out of 189 4A teams.
This distinct honor is something Coach David Desrosiers welcomes as he continues to have the Lady Eagles ranked.
The San Elizario High School Volleyball team is led by team captains senior Maryann Torres who says, “This team is special because of each player’s individual commitment to the team has elevated the overall team’s ability to achieve” and junior Desiree Morales who agrees “Our team’s unity is our strength. Our teamwork and collaboration are allowing us to achieve more as a team than any of us could achieve on our individual talent.” Both girls have played varsity since they were freshmen.
Coach Desrosiers began coaching in 2002 through 2008 in San Elizario and then held the varsity coaching position at Horizon from 2008 – 2015 and retuned to San Elizario in 2015.
“This is one of the best teams I have ever had the pleasure of coaching. The girls are awesome to work with. The opportunity to coach at San Elizario with the support we receive from both the campus and district administration promotes success,” Desrosiers said.
Coach added that he is “proud the team is not only experiencing success on the court, but also being recognized by the American Volleyball Coaches Association for their Outstanding Academic Performance in classroom.”
Other members and playing positions of the Lady Eagles include seniors: 21 – Maryann Torres (Librero); 5 – Destiny Loya (Defensive Specialist); 12 – Joselyn Reyes (Setter); 14 – Nayeli Ochoa (Outside Hitter); 15 – Camila Contreras (Middle Blocker) and juniors 1 – Maryanne Tapia (Setter); 4 – Desiree Morales (Outside Hitter); 6 – Anissa Chairez (Opposite) and sophomores 3 – Victoria Perez (Opposite); 7 – Brianna Montero (Defensive Specialist); 10 – Victoria Lopez (Defensive Specialist); 11 – Arlette Becerra (Middle Blocker) with the help of Manager Miguel Rodriguez, a junior.
Most recently, the members of the Varsity volleyball team ranked 10th in the El Paso area by the El Paso Times on August 28th and continue to be ranked 10th the week of September 4th.