If the Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team doesn’t have a home away from home picked out yet, it might as well do so now.
Los Alamos will be on the road quite a bit in 2013, particularly in the early season, starting with Tuesday’s season opener against its bitter rival.
The new-look Hilltoppers are preparing to make their debut on the road against the St. Pius X Sartans. And there is some history there.
St. Pius, one of the premier squads in Class 4A, has knocked Los Alamos out of the state playoffs each of the past five years, including in its last match of 2012.
The Hilltoppers are hoping to reverse that trend starting this season. And they’re hoping to do it with a different lineup than the one that has carried them deep into the playoffs for three straight years.
Among the new faces around the Hilltoppers is head coach Robin Reynolds. Reynolds, a former C team coach with the program, said he’s learned quite a bit in his first preseason with the team and is sure that will continue as 2013 progresses.