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Four PCC Volleyball Players Sign With 4-Year Universities

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Four sophomore players from the 2010 Pasadena City College women's volleyball team, ranked No. 7 in the final state poll, signed their national letters of intent Tuesday to four-year universities. The group each earned playing scholarships in matriculating from PCC.

PCC Head Coach Tammy Silva joined All-South Coast Conference players in Miranda Doing, Aliyyah Abdullah, Danielle Stewart and Markisha Richie as they were part of a photo session and signing ceremony held at the school's Academic Athletic Zone.

Doing, a two-year starter at middle blocker, will attend the University of Alaska-Anchorage. A 5-foot-10 talent from La Mirada High, Doing totaled 303 attack kills and 130 block kills in her two seasons. She is the only member of the transferring sophomores to have played on the 2009 SCC undefeated champion team. Doing twice was an all-conference choice.

Abdullah is also a two-year starter, but one who returned from Silva's first 2007 Lancers team to become an All-State selection in 2010. A 5-9 outside hitter from Balboa High in San Francisco, Abdullah signed with Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona.

Abdullah led PCC with 303 kills and a 3.43 per-game-kills average. She was the team's blocks leader as a freshman in '07 with a 1.11 average. The two-time, all-conference selection totaled 497 attack kills, 144 blocks, and 73 serving aces in her two PCC seasons.

Stewart, a transfer from Northwest College, Wyoming, was of the top setters in the state in 2010. A 5-3, product of South Hills High, Stewart will attend her third college in three years as she took a scholarship to attend California State University East Bay in Hayward, Calif. Stewart averaged 10.27 assists per game, was second on the team in digs with 242, averaged 1 kill a game on dump plays, and led the team in aces with 51. She was an All-SCC First Team selection.

Richie, a transfer outside hitter from Riverside Community College, was an All-SCC Second Team selection who averaged 2.97 kills (202 overall). The 5-10 Richie played her prep ball at Pomona High. She will move on to the next level at Hope International University in Fullerton.

"The four girls all worked hard athletically and in the classroom," Silva said. "I know they will all do well at the next level because PCC has prepared them to compete. Abdullah was a player who made incredible improvement as a sophomore. Richie became a more controlled hitter here. Stewart is a polished player with great court vision. Doing is special because she was an integral part of two great teams at PCC."

The 2010 Lancers finished with a 22-5 record and were Southern California regional finalists.

[Photo--PCC had four signees to 4-year universities in (from left to right) Markisha Richie, Miranda Doing, Danielle Stewart, and Aliyyah Abdullah Tuesday at the Academic Athletic Zone, image by Richard Quinton.]

Release Date: 05/04/11
Robert Lewis, Sports Information
Phone: 626-585-7018, Email: rmlewis@pasadena.edu