The Bellarmine-Jefferson High girls' volleyball team achieved two major successes last season, accomplishments no other area squad could claim.
The Guards were the lone local squad to capture a league championship, as they won their fourth straight Santa Fe League title.
In addition, Bell-Jeff advanced to the CIF Southern Section Division IVA championship match. It was the first trip to a CIF final in program history, and the first time a team Guards had advanced past the quarterfinals.
Although the Guards lost a few key players from the 2009 squad to graduation, they still have their share of talented players returning.
"We have a good core of players back," Coach Miguel Segura said. "We have had some success the past few years, and we are just tying to maintain the reputation we've built with the program. Everything looks pretty good for this season."