For four seasons the Holtville High volleyball team has been one of the most successful in the Imperial Valley.
For four seasons Mykell Johnston has anchored the Vikings' back row and has quietly become one of the best in the Valley at her position. Johnston's consistent play and Holtville's success have virtually gone hand-and-hand.
As a back-row player Johnson doesn't get the credit that other players get, but Johnston is a huge reason for Holtville's success. She is undoubtedly the team's backbone.
Last week the 17-year-old senior was again on top of her game, leading the Vikings to two Imperial Valley League wins and a 3-2 mark in the Mira Mesa tournament in San Diego.
On Oct. 23 she finished with nine points and two kills in leading Holtville to a 3-0 sweep of Calexico, avenging a loss earlier in the year.