A loaded field will play in the 18th annual Lady Grizzly Volleyball Invitational, which begins Friday at Grace Christian.
Among those in the 12-team field are the top three team’s from last year’s Class 3A state tournament — defending state champion Mt. Edgecumbe, runnerup Grace Christian and third-place Monroe.
Also entered is Dillingham, the defending Class 2A champion. Three other teams — Valdez and Barrow in Class 3A and Kodiak in Class 4A — were are state qualifiers last year.