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HIDALGO COU NTY RERALD FRIDAY, AUGUST 27, 2010 9 By Lorenzo Alba. Jr. he Lady Mavericks are coming off a less than stellar season in 2009. They were 9-9 for the season and eventually getting upset by Capitan in the second round of the district tournament. Coaches Nacona Grijalva and Armand0 Ro- sales are excited about the upcoming season be- cause they have all their starters returning and a team with a world of experience under their belt. They only lost two players from last year's squad and they were not even starters. Returning seniors Sarah Atilano, Lau- ra Carbajal and Atisha Gonzalez are ex- pected to be the leaders on the team, The juniors returning are strong play-. ers with much needed experience. They are Karissa Murillo, Kristine Estrada, Rachelle Gomez. Lupita Dominguez and Kristin Lopez. Sophomores Selina Mufioz and Michelle Thomas will be bigcontributorstothisalready spiritedsquad ! "We had a very exciting and productive off- season." said coach Armando Rosales excitingly. The Lady Mavericks won their bracket at the New Mexico State University Team Camp. They beat several class 4A schools this summer includ- ing Deming, Espafiola and Roswel] Goddard. "We were fortunate to work with Rio Ranch high School this summer and both c~aches and players benefited greatly from this experience." said coach Rosales. District will be tough again this year with Tutarosa favored to win district and will be highly ranked in state this year. According to coach Rosales and Grijalva. this is the best team they have put on the court since 2008. "The sk3 is the limit for thisteam: they have worked extremely hard." said Rosales. "We plan and ex- pect to be in Albuquerque in November," he added. This team has the talent and potential to go all the way. "If they keep working hard like they have been and we put all the final pieces together, I have a hard time believing that we won't be one of the last teams standing," exclaimed Rosales. The Lady Mavericks played well in the tour- nament in Magdalena last weekend. They won three of four in round robin play and won one of three in the elimination round, They also beat San Simon on Tuesday night at Maverick Gym. We live in a football community, but this vol- leyball team could take Lordsburg High School to the promise land, The state championship! They will begin with district and will work their way to the ultimate goal, "We will need community support, especially for ourhome games." said coach Armando Rosales. The girls invite you to come out to Maverick Gym and support Lady Mavericks Volleyball, 2010 VARSITY LADY MAVS VOLLEYBALL SARAH ATILANO LAURA CARBAJAL ALISHA GONZALEZ KARISSA MURILLO * KRISTINE ESTRADA "RACHELLE GOMEZ LUPITA DOMINGUEZ KRISTIN LOPEZ SELINA Mu Z oz MICHELLE THOMAS HEAD COACH NACONA GRIJALVA " COACH ARMANDO ROSALES oNaFa ,aLL Love Uncle David & Auntie Nett Lordsburg-Hidalgo County CHAMBER OF COMMERCE I Mavericks! ILL OUTPOST Your Fans are behind you all the way, Mavericks. Best oF luck on another winning season!- l avs! Z ady avs! Have a great season! Good luck to the volleyball and football teams! 810 MAIN STREET LORDSBURG, NEW MEXICO 88045 (505) 542.3472