FIJI under-21 shooter Litani Sorby will spearhead Saint Joseph's Secondary School's quest to defend their U19 title when the Fiji Secondary School Netball Championship starts in Suva tomorrow.
Sorby, the lone survivor from last year's winning team, has a huge role to play in the team which has the likes of Loyola Nawalu and Fiji athletics rep Sisilia Seavula who will be out to spark the team's mid-court.
Nawalu and Seavula were part of the SJSS U17 side last year.
Seavula, 17, was elevated to play in the U19 grade to boost the side's mid-court play.
Team coach and former national netball rep Filo Korovulavula said the trio had a huge role to play in the team.
"Litani is one of our key players, she is our top shooter and the lone player from last year's winning team. So we will rely on her a lot to score more goals for us as she has experienced the atmosphere of playing at this level," Korovulavula said.
"Nawalu and Sisi have been playing well. Nawalu is one of our defenders while Sisi's speed and agility will really be needed in our mid-court."
She said defending the title would not be an easy task for her girls.
"I told the players that winning is always easy but to defend the title that is another part of the story. So we are not taking any team lightly, we are confident of going out there to defend our title once again. If the team can win last year, we can still win again," Korovulavula added.
She thanked former scholars from England and the US for their financial contribution to the team.