Seven Volleyball Players Honored by PCAC
The MSJC women's volleyball team wrapped up a historic season last week with an appearance in the CCCAA State play-offs and now seven players from this year's team have earned
Three Lady Eagles were named First Team All Pacific Coast Athletic Conference, while three more earned Second Team honors and one was named Honorable Mention. Sophomores Dayanerrah Taoete and Alexxis Carrillo along with freshman Camryn Bootsma were named First Team all league. Taoete averaged a team high 2.94 kills per set after missing the first half of the season with a knee injury. Taoete, a Heritage High alum, also had 12 total blocks and 94 digs in the 11 matches she played. Carrillo was the team leader in blocks this season as she totaled 51 in all including 10 solo. Carrillo is a graduate of Murrieta Mesa High School. Bootsma, a freshman setter from Hemet HS, led the Lady Eagles in assists this season as she dished out 500 on the year. She also picked up 205 digs through the season.
Luann O'Kane another MSJC freshman headlines three players that earned 2nd Team honors. O'Kane, a freshman from Temecula Valley High, finished the year with a team high 221 kills, she was also second on the team in kills per set at 2.7. An all around player O'Kane also had 26 total blocks and 267 digs during 2016. Hannah Schaffer a sophomore from Paloma Valley finished her season with 271 assists and 16 total blocks. Defensive specialist Jeannie Hifo, a native of Hawaii, was the Lady Eagles leader in digs this season with 364. Sophomore Brandy Olive from Beaumont HS was named Honorable Mention All Conference.
The Lady Eagles finished the season as the runners-up in the PCAC's North Division and made the first play-off appearance in program history. MSJC had an overall record of 15-11 during the 2016 season.
MSJC's #10 Alexxis Carrillo and #4 Luann O'Kane as well as #20 Camryn Bootsma were three of seven MSJC women's volleyball players who earned All Conference recognition this season for their play. Carillo, Bootsma, and Dayanerrah Taoete each earned First Team All PCAC honors while O'Kane, Hannah Schaffer, and Jeannie Hifo were selected to the 2nd Team. Brandy Olive was named Honorable Mention. (DeeAnn Bradley/MSJC).