...to SPVC/El Camino High School alumn and current Westmont middle blocker Libby Dahlberg who's been awarded 1st Team All American and GSAC Regional Player of the Year. Last year, Libby was awarded the GSAC Freshman of the Year and a member of the All-GSAC Team.
Leading the GSAC in both attack percentage (.399) and blocks (1.25 per set), Dahlberg dominated play at the net during the season. Dahlberg connected for a team-high 287 kills (2.79 per set). Defensively she tallied 31 solo blocks and 98 block assists. Last season, Dahlberg was named the GSAC Freshman of the Year. This is the second time she has been named to the All-GSAC team.
2016 - 1st Team All American - Regional Player of the Year
Career: Marissa appeared in 25 matches and 83 sets as a freshman in 2015 before suffering an injury...ranks 10th in school history with 347 career assists...recorded 176 digs in 2015...added 73 kills, 22 blocks and 18 service aces...had a career-high 24 assists against Capital.
High School: Accomplished club player whose team qualified for the Junior Nationals three times as finished second in the open division in 2012...six-year club team captain...two-year varsity letter winner at St. Francis H.S. in California...team captain as a senior...led the Delta League in assists with over 1,000...all-area and first-team all-conference selection...General Excellence Award all four years...National Merit Commended Student...top 10% of her graduating class...National Honor Society member...Lifetime Member of the California Scholarship Federation.
News about Makenzie:
Leading for Jessup Friday, against Menlo College, was Mills who finished tied for a game high 9 kills. Freshman Makenzie Reeder-Esparza (Sacramento, CA) recorded 5 kills and a block.
The leaders for Jessup Saturday, against Biola University, were Junior Jennah Richmond (Napa, CA) and freshman Makenzie Reeder-Esparza (Sacramento, CA) recording 3 blocks each.
Makenzie Reeder-Esparza led the Warriors in kills with 17 while sophomore Cheyenne Johnson had a season-best 49 assists throughout the night against Hope International University.
Freshman Makenzie Reeder-Esparza (Sacramento, CA), making her collegiate volleyball debut against UC Merced, led her side with 6 kills.
Honors and Activities: Summer Intern at Sutter Roseville Medical Center…BloodSource volunteer/advocate… Sutter Roseville Medical Center Scholarship Recipient and Health Careers Sutter Roseville Youth Scholarship recipient.
Prior to USciences: Four Year Player at Oakmont High School…Two-time CIF All-Conference Honorable Mention…Team was San Joaquin Section Champions in 2014…Optimist All-Star Team…Earned Oakmont Scholar Athlete Award all four years…Played Club Volleyball for Sac Performance Volleyball Club…was a two-time participant in USA Volleyball Junior National Championships.
Personal: Oldest of two children of Greg and Rowena Comia…Chose USciences because it has a great Physical therapy program and academics and she is able to study what she wants while playing a sport she loves…also loves the support of all the girls on the volleyball team.
#20 Mariah Chavez
Hometown: Antelope, Calif.
High School: El Camino High School
At El Camino High School, Mariah was a 3 year varsity player specializing in the DS position, but played OH at times as well.
Mariah Chavez is entering her second season at Simpson as a defensive specialist for the Red Hawks.
2016: Chavez appeared in 15 games in 2016 and tallied 6 aces for Simpson University.
From The Parents
"My daughter has played club volleyball for the past 4 years. SPVC has been the best experience of those 4 years. We originally started with two coaches and it seemed there were always 3 or 4 coaches on the court assisting from other SPVC teams. This provided excellent one on one time with the players. The coaches were always on-time and came early for those wishing to participate in cross fit training."
"My daughter Alyssa played for the 18 silver. She had a great time with your club and we just wanted to let you know that Tim is a very knowledgable coach! He knows how to Motivate his players and doesn't allow drama on his team.. He's very open and welcomes input from his players...It's great that you have Tim with your club.Thank you for having Alyssa join your club."
"Marty Soyama has been coaching my daughter for many years. He has an expertise and style as a coach that has enabled my daughter to develop skills both on and off the court. His efforts furthered her ability to grow her volleyball career to D1 College level player. He is great with the girls in furthering their skills, training, and preparing them for real life."