The San Diego Mesa College women’s volleyball team are back-to-back Pacific Coast Athletic Conference champions. The Olympians share the title with Grossmont College who finished with an identical 14-2 record.
With the conference crown in hand, the team also received a handful of year end awards. Head coach Bobbie Jo Stall was named 2019 PCAC Coach of the Year, her second consecutive award winning it in 2018. “I am thankful for the award,” states Stall. “It is voted on by other coaches in the conference, so it’s definitely special to get this recognition from my peers who I very much look up to and respect.”
Sophomore outside hitter Lizzie Wilson was named 2019 PCAC Player of the Year. Wilson led the PCAC in kills per set (4.97) and kills 442. “She’s been our leader since the beginning of the season,” explains Stall. “She competes every point and has been a good teammate all season long. She definitely sets the tone for our team. We are lucky to have her on our squad.”
Six additional players were named on the all-conference team. Rachel Wilkocz, Sabrina Speratti, and Madelyn Harris were selected first team all-conference. Amanda Nguyen, Jalesa Pointdexter, and freshman Hannah Cordon were selected for second team all-conference.
The regional seeding meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 21. The Olympians are projected to be the #3 seed in the Southern California region, and most likely will battle to stay in the top 4 to compete at the state championships on December 6-8.
“We have a very talented group that’s ready to compete and make a run for the state title,” states Stall. “We are in a great position and I truly believe there is something special going on with this team. I think we can get it done.”