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Summarized by Kent Larsen

LDS High School Volleyball Player Like A Clone of BYU's Millar
Los Angeles Times 20Apr00 S2
By Mike Bresnahan

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA -- The LDS Volleyball player following in the footsteps of BYU's Ryan Millar could almost be his clone. Trent Sorensen of Highland High has developed into one of the top juniors in Southern California. Like Millar he is a member of the LDS Church and is at Millar's alma matter, Highland. He also plans to attend BYU.

Its too early to say that Sorensen will be as successful as Millar, who was named NCAA player of the year in 1997 while at BYU and is currently a prominent member of the U.S. national team. But Sorensen does play the same position as Millar, and is 6 feet 6, just one inch shorter than Millar.

He also shares the same competitive drive. "It's the attitude, the little personality things that sometimes look the same," said Coach Tom Jones of Highland. "He was real quiet last year, but he's starting to take on those little leadership roles as he's gained confidence. He's more than a body. He's showing some attitude out there."

Sorensen has helped Highland to an undefeated record in Southern California's Golden League, recording 12 digs as the team swept league rival Quartz Hill last week. But unlike many volleyball players in High School, Sorensen doesn't play club volleyball because tournaments typically are held on Sundays. He reserves Sunday for Church, "I would play if I could just not play on Sundays," Sorensen said. "A couple of [club] teams talked to me, but most tournaments finish on Sundays."

Highland is currently ranked 2nd in the region, behind Royal High School in the Marmonte league, which has a 13-1 record.


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