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Shaped through triumph and tragedy, Maddie Dilfer is the positive force driving state-ranked Valley Christian. Read more
Brianna Karsseboom leads a talented Bishop O’Dowd roster aiming for new heights. Read more
Bear Down
Granite Bay volleyball’s senior stars will cut loose at times, but their focus is crystal clear: get to State. Read more
DERRICO KWA-Deer Valley-Volleyball
The one thing missing in Derrico Kwa’s decorated volleyball career is an NCS title. His teams have been close in the past, making it to the playoffs every year before bowing out in the semis (2010 and 2012), and finals (2011, vs. De La Salle). Things might change this... Read more
Defensive Dynamo
Bay Area Female Fall Athlete of the Year: Anne Marie Schmidt, playing the under-celebrated libero, was the linchpin to Archbishop Mitty’s perfect season Read more
Campolindo girls volleyball wrapped up a 12th NCS title behind a care-free attitude and serious talent. Read more
Dream State
Oakmont girls volleyball is immersed in a charmed season that may vault the program to new heights. Read more
Brennah Gladwill Oakmont-Roseville – Volleyball
The setter led the Vikings to sweeps of Capital Valley League foes Del Campo, Bella Vista, and Rio Linda to improve Oakmont’s record to 25-2, including a 4-0 mark in league play. The captain has been key in helping the team to a somewhat surprising vault to the top... Read more
Paige Reed St. Patrick/St. Vincent-Vallejo – Volleyball
Overcoming demons early in the year is good mojo for a team looking to make a deep postseason run. After its season was ended by Marin Catholic-Kentfield each of the last two years, the St. Patrick-St. Vincent-Vallejo girls volleyball team got a little payback on the Wildcats with a... Read more
Brianna Karsseboom-Bishop O’Dowd-Oakland – Volleyball
With the disappointment of 2011 in its rearview mirror, the Bishop O’Dowd girls volleyball team is in the fast lane to a deep postseason run in 2012. One of its leaders is Karsseboom who helped guide them to winning the top prize at the Deer Valley Invitational tournament on... Read more
Michaela Leonard Placer-Auburn – Volleyball
The former Hillgals’ setter earned All-Tournament honors in the National Division at the USA Junior National Championships in Columbus, Ohio. She and teammate Lianna Sybeldon (Ponderosa-Shingle Springs) received all-tourney honors as they helped lead the Northern California Volleyball Club (NCVC) 18-1 Moxie team went 10-1 to take the bronze... Read more
Diablo Valley Volleyball Club’s 17U Tool Shed boys squad left for Jr. Nationals with an ace up its sleeve In 15 years of coaching volleyball at the high school and clubs levels, Steve Siegmann isn’t sure he’s ever had a team like his current one. And when Diablo Valley... Read more