Ascension Catholic's Grace Villa is one of the 10 parish volleyball players to watch.

The volleyball season has officially started, and many Ascension Parish teams will enter 2016 with championship aspirations as they return some of their best players from last year.

Here is a list of 10 parish volleyball players to watch in 2016:

Grace Villa (Ascension Catholic)

Last season, Ascension Catholic made a run to the state semifinals for the first time in five years, and Grace Villa played a huge role in that run. Villa was named first-team all-district. The Lady Bulldogs will need her to play at the same level this season as Ascension Catholic loses two of their best players in Michayla Spano and Rae’Shaun Malancon.

Players already named:

Maggie Duplechein (St. Amant)