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Former Volleyball Lancers Excel At 4-Year Level
Two players from Pasadena City College's 2009 South Coast Conference champion women's volleyball team made their marks at their respective four-year universities in 2010.
Junior libero Marissa Rangel was selected All-Red River Athletic Conference Second Team after leading Texas Wesleyan University in digs with 456 (3.7 per set average). Pictured in her playing days with PCC, Rangel twice was an All-SCC First Team selection for the Lancers, setting the college's career digs record.
Sophomore Patty Vine (known as Patti Blasco at PCC) continues to be a winner at different levels. After capturing several state titles in Mexico in high school, then the conference title as the MVP of the South Coast last year for Pasadena, she helped the University of Hawaii-Hilo share the Pacific West Conference championship as the team finished 18-5 overall. An All-State freshman outside hitter at PCC, Vine was Hawaii-Hilo's libero this past season as she led the team in digs with 342 (4.4 average per set) and in aces with 29.
Other Recent PCC Volleyball Alumni
Senior setter Vanessa Amran, a member of the 2008 Lancers, recently finished her college career, leading Whittier College in assists as both a junior and senior. Amran played under Whittier head coach Ali Oliver, who also was a PCC assistant coach in 2010. Amran was a team captain for the Poets this year. She was an all-conference Second Team choice in 2008.
Junior outside hitter Ashley Marshman joined the Cal Poly Pomona University lineup late this past season. Marshman was a member of the 2007-2008 PCC teams as a two-time, All-SCC First Team selection.
PCC Head Coach Tammy Silva coached each of these players as she recently guided the Lancers to finish ranked No. 7 in the state final poll. Silva has directed the Lancers to the Southern California regional playoffs each of the last three seasons since taking over the program in 2007.
Release Date: 12/27/10