Club Rim’s five age group volleyball teams have turned in the best overall performance in five years of existence.
Topping the efforts was the club’s 16-year-old team that won its division (silver) and placed fifth among the state’s 46 teams.
“That is the highest finish by any Club Rim Volleyball team,” said club director Donna Moore.
The 18-year-old team was first in Flight 1 Division Championships and 13th of 48 teams in Arizona. The 14-year-old Club Rim group also garnered first-place honors and was 25th overall.
The 14-year-old Club Rim Black team and the 12-year-old squad were both third.
Also on the Club Rim scene, Desi Burris, who graduated in May with the PHS class of 2010, has become the second team member to earn a college scholarship.
Burris, who also starred for the Lady Longhorns the past three seasons, has signed a letter of intent to play next fall at South Florida Community College in Avon Park, Fla.
But before she begins preparations for South Florida, she will participate in the Arizona Volleyball Coaches Association North vs. South All-Star game when it is played June 19 at Eastern Arizona College.
The former PHS and Club Rim star was chosen for the prestigious game in a voting of Arizona Volleyball Coaches Association members held at the conclusion of the 2009 season.
Playing multiple positions at PHS, but most often opposite hitter, she finished first or second on the team in serving each year of her varsity career.
As a senior, she led the team in aces with 83 and was second in assists with 298.
In 2006, former Rim Club member Sarah Donovan, also an ex-Lady Horn standout, received a scholarship to play for Mesa Community College.
Earning college scholarships is a feather in the cap for Club Rim because that was one of the goals of Moore and other founders when the teams were started years ago.