Recently in the Pacific League, the Burroughs High and Claremont boys' volleyball teams have engaged in some epic battles for league supremacy.
The last two years, Indians' Daniel Jacobs and the Wolfpacks' Stephen Zetterberg paced their respective squads, putting up big numbers and enjoying a wealth of success. In the 2013 campaign, Jacobs and Zetterberg shared the Pacific League Player of the Year honor. But Jacobs did graduate with up-upmanship bragging rights over his rival, as Burroughs won the league championship.
However, both players have graduated, and Burroughs and Claremont have had to move on.
"We did lose a lot from last year," Burroughs Coach Joel Brinton said. "And a big part of that was Daniel. But we don't look at it as a rebuilding year, but the guys kind if look at it as a reloading year."
Along with Burroughs, Burbank, Providence and Bellarmine-Jefferson also lost key players to graduation or transfer.