Daily Dig – Aug 9

Chapin's Megan Dominguez
Chapin's Megan Dominguez

Hannah Syling interview

Be sure to check out my interview with Tularosa’s Hannah Syling. Hannah is a perfect example of some of the great talent in the smaller communities in New Mexico.

El Paso schools hit the court

The El Paso Times is running a story on the El Paso area schools hitting the courts with the season starting today.

Read about the El Paso season beginning

Franklin ranked numero uno in Times Preseason Poll

El Paso Times has ranked their top 10 and talks to several key pieces of Franklin’s team. Both Franklin and Coronado, traditional El Paso powerhouses are starting somewhat anew, but I’m a little surprised at their ranking of Coronado. I think by the time the Margaret Hussmann Tournament of Champions arrives, alot of questions will be answered.

Player-wise, a good representation of the city, including Megan Dominguez (Chapin, Wildfire – pictured above) and what will be the city’s premier player Alexia Heist (Eastwood, Wildfire), who recently gave her verbal to TCU. Expect to read much, much more about her in the future.

Read about Franklin volleyball here

  1. Franklin 32-7
  2. Eastwood 23-8
  3. Chapin 27-16
  4. Americas 17-14
  5. Coronado 32-8
  6. Riverside 26-9
  7. Hanks 27-10
  8. El Paso 25-11
  9. Burges 22-21
  10. Jefferson 24-13

And their “Players to Watch”

  • Alexia Heist, Eastwood, junior, setter
  • Victoria Foster, Franklin, senior, outside hitter
  • Marisol Macias, Riverside, senior, blocker
  • Francquee Acosta, Americas, senior, outside hitter
  • Madelynne Cera, Eastwood, senior, outside hitter
  • Cassie Smith, Franklin, senior, middle blocker
  • Megan Dominguez, Chapin, senior, libero
  • Fenix Calderon, El Dorado, junior, outside hitter
  • Naili Woelper, Franklin, junior, right side hitter
  • Desiree Diaz, Clint, junior, libero
  • Jeorgina Balderrama, Chapin, senior, setter
  • Amanda Sianez, El Paso High, senior, libero
  • Jasmine Bryant, Canutillo, senior, middle blocker
  • Elizabeth Bear, Jefferson, senior, setter
  • Devon-Rose Perez, Del Valle, senior, setter