Girls volleyball on fire, headed to CIF finals
The Lady Dons varsity volleyball team has gone undefeated so far this year in the Division 3 Western League, and they are continuing to train for their first-ever CIF game. The game, which will be held at Cathedral Catholic Wednesday, November 10th will feature the Lady Dons vs. High Tech High School.
Junior player Kamilla Tan is confident in the team’s chances because of this year’s scheduled home court advantage. She said, “Because the varsity team won CIF last year, all this season’s CIF games will be held at CCHS,”
The team has been impressive in their league this year, going undefeated. If this rate of success continues, there should be no problems for the ladies in the playoffs.
The team is coached by Kelly Drobeck alongside assistant coaches Audra Dent and Paul Ariza. Seniors Taylor Milton and Linsday Elgin, along with junior Morgan Cormier lead the team as assigned captains.
This “young” team consists of 14 players: three seniors, five sophomores, and six juniors. One of their main accomplishments this season took place at the Tournament of Champions in Santa Barbara. The Dons went into the tournament seeded 12th and came out seeded 6th.
Senior outside hitter Nicole Neshat said, “It was a great accomplishment because the majority of the schools there were division one or two teams.” The Lady Dons are a Division III team, which means that CCHS is a smaller school than the ones the ladies played against.
The team practices every day after school for two hours. The last half hour is filled with intense conditioning.
Nicole said, “We are hoping to claim the CIF title in two weeks, and then hopefully the state title in four weeks. The whole team has worked really hard this season, and we are excited to show off what we’ve learned.”