When Daniel Jacobs took the floor as a starter for the Burroughs High boys' volleyball team more than three years ago as a sophomore, he knew what he was stepping into.
"There is a tradition of volleyball at Burroughs, for sure," said Jacobs, an outside hitter who finished up his senior season. "When you play for club teams or go to tournaments they know about Burroughs volleyball. There is a reputation there."
Players who have come before Jacobs, talented athletes like Tyler and Lucas Yanez, Josh and Daniel Marbach, Ike Nwachie and Robby Rutecki have put Burroughs on the volleyball map in Southern California in a very short time, as the program was revived just six years ago.
"We have sent a large group of players to college from our program," said Indians Coach Joel Brinton, who has been at the helm of the program he helped to bring back since 2007. "A lot of programs that have been around a lot longer than we have don't send the amount of players to college that we do."