Six Teams To Watch : Corona del Mar

Coach: Steve Conti (first year).

1995: 4-10, 3-7 in the Sea View League; did not qualify for playoffs.

Key returners: Brian Coleman, 6-3, outside hitter, Sr.; Derek Newcomer, 6-0, setter, Sr.; John Coon, 6-4, middle blocker, Sr.; Blair Hoppe, 6-3, outside hitter, Jr.; Steve Addison, 6-3, middle blocker, Sr.; Steve Reese, 5-11, outside hitter, Jr.; Brandt Schmidt, 6-2, Sr.; Brett Hillyard, 6-2, middle blocker, Sr.; Charlie Smith, 5-9, back-row specialist, Sr.

Key newcomers: Tim Andrews, 6-0, outside hitter, Jr.; Greg Burden, 5-10, outside hitter, So; Chris Lewis, 5-11, back-row specialist, Sr.

Outlook: The Sea Kings' only loss to graduation was middle blocker Clay Burton, and they return four starters: Coleman, Hoppe, Newcomer and Coon. Hoppe played for the United States at the Youth World Championships in Puerto Rico this summer. Coleman averaged 17 points to lead the Sea King basketball team to the quarterfinals of the Southern Section Division III-A tournament last month. At least five players will contend for the other starting spots. Conti guided Foothill to Century League titles in 1994 and '95.

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