Pasadena City College has announced that Bill Sanchez will assume the duties of interim head women's volleyball coach for the 2013 season. Tammy Silva, the Lancers' head coach for the past six seasons, is taking a one year sabbatical from coaching and is expected to return for the 2014 season.
Middle blocker Megan Callen became the first Lancer sophomore from the 2012 South Coast Conference co-champion Pasadena City College women's volleyball team to move to the next level. Callen signed a scholarship to attend and play at NCAA Division II Dominican University of California.
Pasadena City College women's volleyball head coach Tammy Silva can only look back at what might have been for this year's Lancers as well as her 2010 team. Both squads were Southern California Regional Playoff finalists. And both missed by one win of making it into the CCCAA State Championships.
The No. 5-seeded Pasadena City College women’s volleyball team rallied from down 2-0 in sets and fought off match point in the fifth game to upset No. 4 seed Orange Coast College, 19-25, 22-25, 25-15, 25-17, 16-14, in round 2 of the Southern California Regional Playoffs Saturday night in Costa Mesa.
Rated No. 9 in the state and the fifth seed in the Southern California Regional playoff field, the Pasadena City College women's volleyball team swept state No. 18-ranked Santa Barbara City College, 25-20, 25-19, 25-15, Tuesday night in a round 1 match before more than 200 fans at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium.
Due to a re-seeding ordered by the CCCAA, the Southern California Regional Playoff women's volleyball field has changed with Pasadena City College moving from No. 6 to No. 5 in seeding and now playing No. 12 Santa Barbara City College. The first round match for the Lancers remains at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 6 p.m.
It's good times for the state No. 11-ranked Pasadena City College women's volleyball team. The co-South Coast Conference champion Lancers placed five players on the 2012 All-SCC First Team, including sophomore libero Jennifer Estrada being named Co-MVP. The 19-4 Lancers then earned the No. 6 seed of 16 teams at Sunday's regional seeding meeting held at PCC.
The state No. 11-ranked Pasadena City College women's volleyball team used a powerful hitting attack in the opening two sets, then relied on defense and passing in rallying in the fourth set to become South Coast Conference co-champions with a 4-game victory over No. 18 Mt. San Antonio, 25-15, 25-15, 21-25, 26-24, Wednesday night at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium. The Lancers won their second conference title in four seasons under their sixth-year head coach Tammy Silva after never before winning a title in the sport.
The situation is set for the Pasadena City College women's volleyball team to to tie El Camino College for the South Coast Conference title. The Lancers (18-4 overall) are knotted with the Warriors (18-4) for first place in the SCC with identical 12-1 records. On Wednesday, Nov. 14, the pressure is on the state No. 9 Lancers to defeat No. 16-ranked Mt. San Antonio in their conference finale. Tip-off for the conference finale is 6 p.m. at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium.
One streak snapped deserves another. Or at least it was payback time for state No. 14-ranked El Camino College when the host Warriors upset the No. 9 Pasadena City College women's volleyball team, 25-19, 25-22, 16-25, 25-23, Wednesday. El Camino prevented the Lancers from clinching the South Coast Conference title, ending PCC's 13-match conference winning streak dating back to last year.
For the first time in nearly three weeks, the state's No. 9-ranked Pasadena City College women's volleyball team ran into a potential stumbling block when visiting Long Beach City College came out looking for a street fight Friday night. The Vikings and Lancers went through 12 ties and six lead changes before PCC fought off opening set point, down 24-23. But PCC overcame the challenge to take the set and went on to post its sixth consecutive sweep, 26-24, 25-18, 25-14, at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium.
The state's No. 9-ranked Pasadena City College women's volleyball team picked up its fifth straight sweep Tuesday in routing host Los Angeles Harbor College, 25-13, 25-5, 25-12. The Lancers are a perfect 10-0 in conference play and have doubled up opponents in the last five matches, winning by an average set score of 25-12.5.
Nora To'omalatai isn't just the Pasadena City College women's volleyball team's top freshman. The 5-foot-8, outside hitter from Monrovia High has a multitude of skills that often get overlooked when PCC's bevy of talented sophomores are firing on all cylinders.
Sophomore middle blocker Megan Callen's performance Wednesday had head coach Tammy Silva and Pasadena City College sports information researching through old stat boxes. Callen slammed 12 kills in just 13 attempts in a near-perfect hitting match for the Lancer during PCC's sweep at Los Angeles Trade Tech, 25-7, 25-5, 25-22.
The last time El Camino College lost a South Coast Conference match was one of the greatest days in Pasadena City College women's volleyball head coach Tammy Silva's coaching career. On Nov. 18, 2009, Silva coached PCC to a 16th consecutive victory to close out the school's first-ever SCC championship by sweeping El Camino on the road.
Host Long Beach City College gave the state No. 10-ranked Pasadena City College women's volleyball team the test it needed Wednesday night as the Lancers overcame their first lost set in South Coast Conference play to defeat the Vikings in four games, 25-19, 25-23, 23-25, 25-21.
The way the Pasadena City College women's volleyball team was flipping aces Friday, it may have wanted to exit Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium and race immediately to the nearest casino. The Lancers put on a serving clinic at the expense of Los Angeles Harbor College, serving 19 aces in a 25-5, 25-12, 25-7, South Coast Conference victory. The match took just 49 minutes to complete.
In 2006, the Pasadena City College women's volleyball team struggled and finished with one of the program's worst seasons at two wins in 21 matches. Prior to the 2007 season, PCC hired Tammy Silva as its head coach. From the point Silva took control of the Lancers, winning became a habit for PCC volleyball. On Wednesday night, Pasadena swept host East Los Angeles College, 25-9, 25-11, 25-12, marking Silva's 100th Lancers' coaching victory.
The state's No. 12-ranked Pasadena City College women's volleyball team opened the South Coast Conference schedule with a sweep over visiting Los Angeles Trade Tech College, 25-12, 25-14, 25-20, Friday night at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium.
The Pasadena City College women's volleyball team dropped nine spots in this week's State Top 25 Poll to No. 12 after losing a pair of tough 5-game matches to new No. 3 Bakersfield and No. 11 Golden West at the LA Pierce College Brahma Invitational Sept. 21-22.
Host Orange Coast College took advantage of numerous mistakes by the state No. 3-ranked Pasadena City College women's volleyball team as the 7th-rated Pirates swept the Lancers, 25-13, 25-23, 25-19. PCC fell to 5-1 while OCC stayed undefeated at 4-0.
After rising to No. 3 in the CCCWVCA State Top 25 Poll and No. 2 in the Southern California region, the Pasadena City College women's volleyball team will be in for what should be three big tests this week.
Maybe the most impressive item to come out of the El Camino College Quad Tournament Friday wasn't that the state No. 8-ranked Pasadena City College women's volleyball won two more matches. It was the fact that while PCC swept No. 21 Cypress, tourney host and currently state No. 3 El Camino was surprised in five sets by that same Cypress team.
After being ranked No. 8 in the opening CCCWVCA State Top 25 Poll, the Pasadena City College women's volleyball team rewarded head coach Tammy Silva with an efficient sweep over unranked Antelope Valley, 25-9, 25-10, 25-16, Wednesday evening in a match that took just an hour to finish. It was milestone career victory No. 150 in Silva's 10-year collegiate coaching career, 95 of those wins in just the start of her sixth year at PCC.
Winning six of seven games, the Pasadena City College women's volleyball team came out of the 2012 starting gate strong as the Lancers went 2-0 in matches in their season-opening Pasadena Tournament Friday at Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium.
Ranked No. 12 in last year's State Top 25 final poll, the Pasadena City College women's volleyball team returns seven lettermen. The Lancers will get their first game action this Friday, Aug. 24 when they compete in home exhibition scrimmages against both Glendale College and Butte College from Oroville, Northern California. The teams will play the morning practice contests (does not count toward won-loss record) beginning at 10:30 a.m. in Hutto-Patterson Gymnasium.
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