WHC Coalinga volleyball team members earn postseason honors

From West Hills College
Photo West Hills College Coalinga
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The West Hills College Coalinga women's volleyball team announced this week that it earned a total of 10 Central Valley Conference postseason honors. Under the leadership of Head Coach Jeff Wanderer, the Falcons excelled on the court and in the postseason.

Wanderer, the leader behind the team's success, has been named the Central Valley Conference Coach of the Year. Wanderer's strategic acumen and leadership were instrumental in guiding the Falcons to a stellar 14-2 record in CVC matches and securing a commendable second-place finish. For the first time since 2019, the Falcons qualified for the Northern California Regionals Playoffs, capping the season with an impressive 16-9 overall record.

Three WHC Falcons securing coveted spots in the First-Team All-Central Valley Conference. Freshman outside hitter Zoe Ruskofsky, freshman setter Sarah Wold, and sophomore libero Bailee Costa showcased outstanding skills, contributing significantly to the team's success.

The Second-Team All-CVC honors were bestowed upon three more outstanding players—freshman outside hitter Beth Moreno, freshman middle blocker Kaylee Bayer, and freshman right side Tiara Daly. Their exceptional performances were vital to the team's formidable presence on the court.

Adding to the recognition, three Falcons received All-CVC Honorable Mention. Freshman libero Aryam Munoz, freshman setter Tiffany Kelton, and freshman middle blocker Tyra Kelly demonstrated commendable dedication and skill throughout the season.

“While it's an honor to receive the Central Valley Conference Coach of the Year award, this recognition belongs to the players and their hard work and dedication,” said Jeff Wanderer, WHCC Head Volleyball Coach. “We are so proud of what they've accomplished this season and look forward to building on this success in the future.”

Dr. Carla Tweed, WHCC President, shared her enthusiasm for the team's achievements, stating, "Congratulations to the West Hills College Coalinga women's volleyball team for an outstanding season and the well-deserved accolades. Your commitment to excellence both on and off the court reflects the core values of our institution."

The West Hills College Coalinga women's volleyball team looks forward to continuing their success and making a mark in future seasons. For more information about West Hills College Coalinga, visit coalingacollege.edu

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