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Volleyball - Thu, Nov. 14, 2013

As they did on the court during the regular season, La Sierra and Menlo, the top two seeds in the California Pacific Conference volleyball standings, dominated the placement of players on the All-Cal Pac first and second team squads.  The Golden Eagles and the Lady Oaks made up five of the eight first-team members.

Menlo senior outside hitter Nicole Yap was voted the league's Player of the Year, averaging 3.7 kills per set while guiding the Lady Oaks to an 11-1 record and a tie at the top with La Sierra—which earned the top seed in the tournament due to tie breaker criteria.


Pacific Union head coach Brittany Brown was picked as the conference's Coach of the Year after leading the Pioneers to the best season in school history, finishing 6-5 in the Cal Pac and 17-9 overall.


La Sierra as a team made a huge impact in its first season competing in the Cal Pac.  Individually, the Golden Eagles also stood out, having three players named to the first team and a fourth to the second team.  Menlo had two first-team honorees and two more on the second team.


In other individual awards, the Cal Pac coaches selected Lauren Secchitano of Pacific Union as the Libero of the Year, Menlo's Kelly Sung the Newcomer of the Year, and Embry-Riddle's Hannah Mercurio as the Freshman of the Year.


California Pacific Conference Volleyball




Courtney Calicdan         Menlo                         JR        OH                  Honolulu, HI

Lupe Garcia                   La Sierra                    SR        OH                  Los Angeles, CA

Audrey Green                Simpson                     SO       OH                  Modesto, CA

Valeria Martinez             UC Merced                JR         OH                  Madera, CA

Lauren Secchitano         Pacific Union             SR        L/DS               Sonoma, CA

Lina Semaia                   La Sierra                   JR         OH                  Riverside, CA

Colleen Stafford             La Sierra                   SR        S                      Auburn, CA

Nicole Yap                     Menlo                         SR        OH                  San Francisco, CA                



Kuuipolani Braceros      UC Merced                JR        OH                   Honolulu, HI

Kailey Faust                  Pacific Union              JR        S                      Alta Loma, CA           

Viridiana Gallardo         Pacific Union              JR        OH/DS             Sun Valley, CA          

Genna Garrett               UC Merced                SO       S                      Ripon, CA      

Monica Gomez              Embry-Riddle             SO       L                      Riverside, CA

Robyn Miller                  La Sierra                    JR        OH                   Riverside, CA

Kelly Sung                     Menlo                         SO       S/DS                San Francisco, CA

Courtney Wong             Menlo                         FR        OH                   Daly City, CA


PLAYER OF THE YEAR:  Nicole Yap (Menlo)


COACH OF THE YEAR:  Brittany Brown (Pacific Union)


LIBERO OF THE YEAR:  Lauren Secchitano (Pacific Union)


NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR:  Kelly Sung (Menlo)


FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR:  Hannah Mercurio (Embry-Riddle)