Sept Enews: Volleyball Update

The varsity volleyball team is off to a great start in their first week of season. With only two practices under their belt, they won 4 of their 5 games at the SDFVOA Kickoff Classic scrimmage on Wednesday, August 19th. The pilot varsity squad is returning 10 players including 6 seniors. Seniors this year are: middles Aubrey La Bonte-Clark and Kate Hofbauer, setter Emily Marty, outside hitters Jessica McRoskey and Barbara Mera, and libero Makaela Nagy. The junior class includes two liberos, Marianne Aniag and Ivy Yahnke, setter Amanda Wylie, and hitters Kelli Johnson and Lauren Widasky. The Pilots also have great height and talent in the sophomore class with outside hitters Breeze Hafenstein and Ivana Gilger, and middle blocker Gabi Preciado. With a great depth of experience and skill, the varsity team has set goals of league and CIF titles this 2015 season! Come support your Pilots on September 9th for their home opener against Steele Canyon.

The Junior Varsity volleyball team is looking to uphold their winning record this 2015 season. The JV Pilots have 9 sophomores and 5 freshmen on their squad. The talented sophomore class includes setter Erin Prevo, defensive players Bella Amigable and Gioella Falcone, and hitters Kaleigh Lane, Ashlin Healy, Jenna Chandler, Haley Yamasaki, Kelsey Way and Cat de Frates. There is a lot of potential in the freshman players on JV this year including defensive players Sara Marty and Caroline Belmontez, setter Olivia DiNapoli, and hitters Emma Ferguson and Eden Koria. Coach Cabrera is looking forward to her first season with the Pilots and is excited at all the great talent and energy on the team!

This year’s 9th grade volleyball team is stacked with athleticism and enthusiasm. All 15 freshman girls battled at tryouts to make the 2015 squad and continue to work hard in their first week of practice. The roster this year includes: Sammy Weinzimer, Emma Gonstad, Ariana Sanchez, Abigail South, Andrea Deinard, Christina Covarrubias, Kara Cato, Bailey Morales, Lilianna Morales, Isabella Boren, Sarah Allard, Ana Serrano, Gabby Dixon, Erin Brown, and Isabella Velarde. Coach Wallace is excited to start the competition at their first scrimmage on September 1st at Scripps Ranch High School. Come out and support Pilot Volleyball this season!