Archive for the 'Girls Volleyball' Tag Under 'OC Varsity' Category

    Volleyball: New coaches at Foothill

    August 22nd, 2014, 12:30 am by BY DAMIAN CALHOUN

    Foothill has a pair of new volleyball coaches.

    Mark Roberts is the new girls coach and Kelly Caldwell is the new boys coach.

    Roberts was previously an assistant at Beckman. Caldwell previously coach at Mission Viejo.

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    Girls volleyball: Kevin Hitt steps down at Villa Park

    June 20th, 2014, 10:46 am by DAMIAN CALHOUN

    Kevin Hitt has stepped down as girls volleyball coach at Villa Park to accept an assistant coach job at CS Fullerton. In his second year at Villa Park, Hitt led the Spartans to a 24-5 season and their first ever league title, with only one senior on the roster

    Interested applicants should send their resume to Villa Park AD Tom Fox at

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    Volleyball: O.C All-Star Match set for Friday

    June 2nd, 2014, 6:43 pm by DAMIAN CALHOUN

    Here are the roster for the annual Dave Mohs Memorial All-Star matches, Friday night at Newport Harbor. There will likely be some changes.



    Brendan Sander (Huntington Beach); Andrew Pearson (Huntington Beach); Ryan Morrissey (Huntington Beach); Drake Evans (Huntington Beach); Jake Arnitz (Esperanza); Ben Oxnard (Esperanza); Ryan Heller (Esperanza); Chandler Gibb (Edison); Patrick Henry (Mater Dei); Mac Egan (Orange Lutheran); Dominic Spencer (Servite); Jacob Dean (Foothill); Neil Pauu (Servite); Jeff Kamo (Beckman); Jon Predney (Orange Lutheran)

    Coaches - Isaac Owens (Esperanza); Craig Pazanti (Huntington Beach

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    Volleyball: New coach hired at Marina

    May 30th, 2014, 12:32 pm by DAMIAN CALHOUN

    Paul Munoz is the new boys and girls volleyball coach at Marina HS. He replaces Rob Kljewski who resigned after four years. Munoz recently coached at Estancia for the previous four years before resigning.

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    Girls volleyball: Locals selected to U.S. Girls YNT

    May 28th, 2014, 8:58 pm by DAMIAN CALHOUN

    Woodbridge’s Mimi Mirkovic and Aliso Niguel’s Kathryn Plummer were selected to U.S. Girls Youth National Team.

    The U.S. will compete in the 2014 NORCECA Women’s U-18 Continental Championship, June 22-30 in Costa Rica.

    The U.S. has won six consecutive NORCECA Women’s U-18 Continental Championships and seven total in the eight previous editions.

    The Americans won the event in 2012 and went on to earn the silver medal at the 2013 FIVB Women’s U-18 World Championship.

    Here is the complete team:
    Belen Castillo (MB, Merced, Calif., Delta Valley Volleyball Club, Northern California, 2015)

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    Girls water polo: Los Al product Fattal nominated for Sullivan Award

    March 12th, 2014, 11:22 pm by By DAN ALBANO

    UCLA sophomore water polo player Rachel Fattal (Los Alamitos) has been nominated for the Sullivan Award, which annually honors the top amateur athletes.

    Fattal was selected the MPSF Rookie of the Year last season and later played for the junior and senior national teams at World Championships. She was selected MVP of the FINA Junior World Championships after helping Team USA claim the gold medal.

    Fans can vote for Fattal through March 23 at 9 p.m. Pacific time. The winner is announced April 11. The public voting accounts for one-third of the athletes' overall score. Fattal's toughest competition for the award could be swimmer Katie Ledecky.

    Fattal was the county's first two-time girls water polo player of the year. She also played volleyball and swam at Los Alamitos.

    Please send water polo news to Dan Albano at

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    Girls volleyball: O'Rear resigns at San Clemente

    March 3rd, 2014, 2:56 pm by DAMIAN CALHOUN

    San Clemente girls volleyball coach Rob O'Rear resigned after 21 years, the school announced Monday.

    O'Rear led the Tritons to 11 league titles, 17 CIF-SS playoffs appearance, two trips to the CIF finals and a CIF title (2001).

    "Rob had a tremendous run as our Varsity Girls’ Volleyball Head Coach.  His teams have consistently been ranked among the top programs in the County year after year," Athletic Director Rob O'Rear said in an email. "As an on campus teacher, Rob fully understood how to encourage his athletes to be high achieving students first, and that success on the court would follow.

    "I can’t thank Rob enough for his constant professionalism, commitment and dedication to our Girls’ Volleyball Program over that past two decades. As well as everything he has done for our overall Athletic Program during his tenure as well.  Rob O’Rear will be greatly missed in the high school volleyball community."

    O'Rear will continue his duties as Foreign Language teacher.

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    Girls Volleyball: U.S. youth team honored

    January 3rd, 2014, 3:33 pm by DAMIAN CALHOUN

    Hayley Hodson (Corona del Mar) and Tia Scambray (Dana Hills) helped lead the U.S. Girls Youth National team to the silver medal at the FIVB U18 Championships in August.

    In December, that team was selected the 2013 USA Volleyball Indoor Team of the Year.

    The silver medal was the first time that a U.S. team had won a world championship medal at the youth or junior level.

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    Girls volleyball: Edison's Trent Jackson steps down

    December 13th, 2013, 12:46 pm by DAMIAN CALHOUN

    Edison girls volleyball coach Trent Jackson confirmed that he's stepping down as girls coach. Jackson will continue to coach the boys at Edison.

    Jackson has two young children and he said wants to spend more time with his family.

    Interested applicants for the girls volleyball opening should contact athletic director Rich Boyce at


    Foothill coach Josh Ko said he's been relieved of his duties as coach. Ko coached both the girls and boys teams for the Knights. He was hired

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    Girls volleyball: CIF SoCal Regional update

    November 30th, 2013, 11:03 pm by By DAMIAN CALHOUN

    Here are the scores from Saturday's second round of the CIF SoCal Regional action. The Regional finals are Tuesday.

    Division I

    Los Alamitos def. La Salle, 22-25, 25-20, 23-25, 25-18, 15-12

    Mater Dei def. Torrey Pines, 20-25, 26-24, 25-14, 25-22

    Final: Mater Dei at Los Alamitos

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