Players To Watch
Emily Dempsey, Avon, jr., outside hitter: 142 kills, 59 aces, 44 blocks for 17-7 Falcons last year.
Camryn Luginbuhl, Tolland, so., outside hitter: Had 217 kills as a freshman for the Eagles.
Ariana Rajaee, RHAM, sr., libero: Led RHAM, which won the Class L title and went unbeaten, with 308 digs.
Aliana Rivoira, Bristol Eastern, sr., setter: Top returning Class L player in aces (74) and second in total assists (672).
Cate DiGiacomo, Conard, jr., setter: One of the top setters in the conference..
Games To Watch
Avon at Glastonbury, Sept. 7: This was a close match last year, which Glastonbury won, 3-2.
Farmington at Coventry, Sept. 10: Class L quarterfinalist visits the Class S champion.
Bristol Eastern at Southington, Sept. 14: Bristol Eastern lost this match 3-0 last year, but it will likely be a lot closer this season.
Southington at RHAM, Sept. 17: Early season test for both teams to see how the new players are fitting in.
Woodstock Academy at RHAM, Oct. 26: Class L championship game rematch.