More than 100 women's indoor/beach volleyball players gain university scholarships

Fresno City's Third Team All-American Marina Gonzalez is headed to UC Riverside on scholarship as one of many California Community College women's volleyball transfers to 4-year universities.
Fresno City's Third Team All-American Marina Gonzalez is headed to UC Riverside on scholarship as one of many California Community College women's volleyball transfers to 4-year universities.

Current List of CCC players signed with 4-year universities

*California Community College women's volleyball (indoor) and beach volleyball teams produced a current 2019-2020 crop of 109 student-athletes from 43 colleges to earn scholarships at 4-year universities.

Those numbers expect to grow as a several colleges have yet to place some eligible sophomores. The CCCWVCA coaches consistently place triple digits annually in the numbers of their teams that help their players move on to the next level.

Feather River College, the 2019 CCCAA state champions, led all schools with an impressive 11 players continuing their playing/educational careers followed by Riverside City College with seven scholarships. Leading the Feather River contingent was All-State Tournament selection and opposite Natalie Thomas, who signed with NCAA Division I Missouri State and state tourney MVP/AVCA All-American setter Mere Nagase, moving on to DII West Texas A&M. 

Including Nagase, 11 players from the regular season All-State team (eight of them All-Americans) are joining the university level in Irvine Valley's Kristin Austin to Cal State Fullerton, FRC's Kayla Joyce to Pepperdine, Bakersfield's Penelope Zepeda to Western Oregon, Fresno City's Marina Gonzalez to UC Riverside, College of the Canyons' Grace Ferguson to Colorado-Colorado Springs, American River's Allison Linder to Cal State Los Angeles, MiraCosta's Haley Torres to U. New Mexico, San Diego Mesa's Lizzie Wilson to Chico State, San Joaquin Delta's Angel Lambert to Cal State Stanislaus, and Cabrillo's Ellie Cary to Concordia University Irvine.

Other notable signees are Long Beach City's Brooke Earkman moving on to Cal State Fullerton, Fresno's Julie Castleman to Southern Utah, MiraCosta's Leigha Malecha to Illinois State, Chaffey's Kendall Mency to Chicago State, and Solano's Haley Del Rio to Fresno Pacific.

 
Chaffey College's Kendall Mency                                   Solano College              Butte College

 

 

 List compiled/release by Robert Lewis, CCCWVCA SID
*--release edited numbers to reflect most recent additions to 4-year university transfer list, 5/28/2020