1994 BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL PREVIEW : SIX TEAMS TO WATCH : San Clemente
Coach: Mike Hurlbut (third year).
1993: 12-4, 7-3 in the South Coast League. Lost in Division I second round to Huntington Beach.
Key returners: Rick Bruce, 6-4, middle blocker, Jr.; Alan Duke, 6-1, outside hitter, Sr.; Travis Eaton, 6-2, outside hitter, Sr.; Gabriel Gardner, 6-8, outside hitter, Jr.; Phinney Gardner, 6-7, middle blocker, Sr.; Erik Krogh, 6-3, middle blocker, Jr.; Mike LaDue, 6-3, setter, Jr.; Danny Serpa, 6-1, outside hitter, Sr.; Scott Simpson, 6-0, setter, Sr.; Brandon Taliaferro, 6-5, setter, So.; David Weissman, 6-0, outside hitter, Sr.
Key newcomers: Coren Bemus, 6-4, outside hitter, Jr.; Joey Harrison, 6-6, middle blocker, Jr.; Corey Namba, 5-8, back-row specialist, Jr.
Outlook: The Tritons return 11 of 12 players from a unit which finished ranked 10th in Orange County last season. All-South Coast selections, the Gardner brothers and Duke lead the attack, which will be quarterbacked by Taliaferro, a 6-5 sophomore who also earned all-league honors.