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2012 season

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Deslauriers puts down 15 kills as Comets sweep

SAN MARCOS (11-14-2012) -- Jackie Deslauriers (left) put down 15 kills in just three sets on Wednesday evening as Palomar closed out its women's volleyball season at The Dome by sweeping Cuyamaca 3-0.

Melissa Smith (right) and Kathia Cordero each added six kills as the Comets won 25-10, 25-17, 25-13.

Smith also had eight digs and two blocks for Palomar (10-12, 7-5 in conference). Melodee Aguirre contributed seven digs and three aces for the Comets.

The Comets ended the season with four victories in its final five games.


Melissa Smith (10) scores on a kill vs. San diego Mesa on Friday night.

Sendejas continues hot play but PC falls

SAN MARCOS (11-09-2012) -- Palomar dropped a 3-1 Pacific Coast Athletic Conference women's volleyball decision to co-leader San Diego Mesa on Friday evening at The Dome despite another strong perfomrance by Alex Sendejas.

The set scores were 22-25, 25-22, 25-17, 25-18 as the Comets led early only to see the Olympians battle back.

Sendejas had 10 kills and 10 digs. Kathia Cordero was Palolmar'skill leader with 11. Kelli Day had 30 assists.

Palomar is 9-12 on the season, 6-5 in conference with one game remaining, Wednesday at 5 p.m. vs. Cuyamaca at home.


PC avenge earlier loss, passes City in standings

SAN MARCOS (11-07-2012) -- Palomar avenged a first-round loss to San Diego City College as the Knights came from behind to down the Knights 3-2 (20-25, 25-22, 21-25, 25-21, 15-12) in Pacific Coast Athletic Conference women's volleyball action Wednesday evening at The Dome.

Along the way, the Comets passed the Knights in the PCAC standings.

Jacqueline Deslauriers and Alex Sandejas led the Comets (9-11, 6-4 in conference) with 13 kills each. Morgan Wynn contributed 11 digs.

The Knights are 8-8, 5-5.


Maddy Scarlett makes an athletic dig in Palomar's 3-0 sweep of Imperial Valley at The Dome on Friday evening. -- Photo by Hugh Cox

Palomar sweeps for second time in three days

SAN MARCOS (11-02-2012) -- Palomar chalked up its second women's volleyball sweep in three days on Friday evening at The Dome, defeating Imperial Valley 3-0 (25-18, 25-17, 25-17).

Kathia Cordero led the Comets (8-11 overall, 5-4 in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference) with 10 kills and a .412 hitting percentage.l Alex Sandejas contributed nine kills.

Morgan Wynn had 16 digs.


Palomar sweeps, evens its PCAC record at 4-4

CHULA VISTA (10-31-2012) -- The Palomar women's volleyball team evened its Pacific Coast Athletic Conference record at 4-4 on Wednesday evening by sweeping Southwestern 3-0.

The set scores were 25-19, 25-17, 25-12.

Alex Sendejas led the Comets with 10 kills, while Jacqueline Deslauriers added nine kills.

Mandy Scarlett had 16 assists. Setter Kelli Day contributed 26 assists.

The Comets are 7-11 on the season.

PHOTO: Palomar's Kathia Cordero (foreground) and Melissa Smith go up for a block in Wednesday's 3-0 sweep of Southwestern. -- Courtesy photo by Russ Scoffin


ABOVE: Palomar's Kathia Cordero (12) delivers a block of a spike by Grossmont's Victoria Rodriguez on Wednesday night. The other Comet in the air at the net is Kelli Day. BELOW LEFT: Andrea Johnson, who had a game-high 16 kills, goes up to hit the ball. -- Photos by Hugh Cox. BELOW RIGHT: Morgan Wynn, who led the Comets in digs with 15

Comets give state No. 11-ranked Griffins a battle

SAN MARCOS (10-24-2012) -- The Palomar women's volleyball team proved to be a tough test for state No. 11-ranked Grossmont at The Dome on Wednesday night before finally dropping a 3-1 Pacific Coast Athletic Conference decision to the Griffins.

The game was notably closer than the set margin would indicate, with the scores going into the books at 23-16, 23-25, 25-23, 25-23.

Andrea Johnson had 16 kills and 11 digs to lead the Comets. Melissa Smith contributed eight kills. Morgan Winn had 15 digs.

Grossmont advanced to 15-4 on the season, 6-1 in conference which keeps the Griffins one game behind first place and No. 10-ranked San Diego Mesa.


P'mar makes short work of PCAC foe Cuyamaca

RANCHO SAN DIEGO (10-19-2012) -- The Palomar women's volleyball team rebounded into the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference win column on Friday evening, defeating Cuyamaca 3-0 (25-13, 25-16, 25-15).

Jacqueline Deslauriers (left) led the Comets with 12 kills. Melodee Aguirre had four kills.

Morgan Wynn notched 10 digs.

Palomar will be back home at The Dome on Wednesday, hosting defending champion Grossmnt in a 5 p.m. game.


Palomar gives No. 10 Mesa huge scare, falls in 5

SAN DIEGO (10-17-2012) -- The Palomar women's volleyball team gave San Diego Mesa, the No. 10-ranked team in California, a scare on Wednesday night before finally losing 3-2 (14-25, 25-20, 23-25, 25-18, 15-11).

Three Comets were in double figures in kills in the marathon Pacific Coast Athletic Conference match -- Andrea Johnson (12 kills), Jacqueline Deslauriers (left, 11 kills) and Kathia Cordero (right, 10 kills).

Deslaures and Cordero each contributed four blocks.


Comets trek to the desert and down Arabs in 3

IMPERIAL (10-10-2012) -- Palomar pushed its record over .500 in Pacific Coast Athletic Conference women's volleyball on Wednesday evening, going on the road and sweeping Imperial Valley 3-0 (25-19, 25-23, 25-18).

Andrea Johnson (left) led coach Karl Seiler's Palomar team (5-8 overall, 2-1 in conference) with 13 kills. Kathia Cordero right), a valley product out of Vincent Memorial High School in Calexico, added nine goals for the Comets.

Setter Kelli Day contributed 29 assists.

IVC freshman Megan Lerno, whose sister Melissa Lerno was an outstanding softball pitcher for Palomar and spent two seasons as the Comets' pitching coach, had 10 kills and 20 digs to lead the Arabs (7-6, 1-3).


ABOVE: Libero Morgan Wynn digs the ball in the Comets' 3-0 sweep of Southwestern on Friday evening at The Dome. BELOW: Melissa Smith delivers a kill agains the Jaguars. -- Photos by Hugh Cox

Comets back in win column with sweep of Jags

SAN MARCOS (10-05-2012) -- Palomar returned to the win column in women's volleyball on Friday evening.

Coach Karl Seiler's Comets swept visiting Southwestern 3-0 (25-18, 25-12, 25-22) in a Pacific Coast Athletic Conference match playhd at The Dome.

Andrea Johnson had six kills and Kelli Day five kills for the Comets (4-8, 1-1). Morgan Wynn contributed 13 digs.

The Jaguars are 4-6, 1-2.

Palomar will be on the road for its next four games, beginning Wednesday at 5  p.m. when the Comets travel to Imperial for a PCAC match with Imperial Valley College.


Palomar on short end of 3-1 score in PCAC debut

EL CAJON (9-27-2012) -- Palomar dropped its Pacific Coast Athletic Conference women's volleyball opener to defending champion and state No. 10-ranked Grossmont 25-18, 19-25, 25-23, 25-18.

Melissa Smith (left) and Andrea Johnson led the Comets with 14 kills each.

Palomar falls to 3-8 on the season against one of the state's toughest schedules. After facing state Top 10 teams in three of their most recent four games, the Comets will attempt to even their conference record at 1-1 when they play an unranked team, Southwestern, next Friday (Oct. 5) at The Dome at 5 p.m.


ABOVE: Kathia Cordero records a block for Palomar against state No. 7-ranked Irvine Valley at The Dome on Wednesday evening. No. 17 is Andrea Johnson. BELOW: Savannah Simms contributes a dig. -- Photos by Hugh Cox

Comets give state No. 7 Lasers a test but fall in 3

SAN MARCOS (9-26-2012) -- Palomar gave state No. 7-ranked Irvine Valley a competitive game Wednesday evening at The Dome but lost in three sets in a non-conference match-up 25-21, 25-20, 25-21.

Andrea Johnson led coach Karl Seiler's Comets with 12 kills. Kathia Cordero had six kills.

Setter Kelli Day contributed 23 assists.

Palomar dropped to 3-7. But Seiler hopes a tough early-season schedule will pay dividends in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference. The Comets have played state No. 1-ranked and defending state champion Los Angeles Pierce, No. 3 Bakersfield and the No. 7 Lasers in pre-conference games.

Those three teams have a combined 28-2 win-loss record so far this season. Pierce is 13-0, while Bakersfield is 9-2 and Irvine Valley, with Wednesday's victory, is 6-0.

Palomar faces another tough test on Friday when the Comets open PCAC play on the road against defending champion Grossmont at 5 p.m. The Griffins are 9-3 following a 25-14, 25-15, 25-10 sweep of Saddleback on Wednesday and are ranked No. 10 in the state.


PC downs Canyons, loses to state champions

EL CAJON (9-14-2012) -- Trailing one set to zero on Friday morning, the Palomar women's volleyball team came from behind to down College of the Canyons 20-25, 25-19, 24-26, 25-21, 15-5 to begin the San Diego Mesa Invitational.

The Comets and Cougars played at Grossmont College, the alternate site for the tournament.

Two-time defending CCCAA state champion Los Angeles Pierce then advanced to 5-0 by defeating the Comets 3-0 (25-13, 25-17, 25-17).

After splitting four close sets to begin the game, Palomar rocked Canyons in the deciding fifth set.

The Comets jumped out to a commanding 13-1 lead before Canyons could score its second point.

Palomar is 2-2 on the season with two more games to conclude the tournament on Saturday.

ABOVE: Palomar outside hitter Melissa Smith scores on a kill in the fifth game in the Comets' victory -- Photo by Hugh Cox


Comets go on road, sweep 2012 season opener 

SAN BERNARDINO (8-30-2012) -- Coach Karl Seiler Palomar women's volleyball team went on the road and swept San Bernardino Valley 25-22, 25-13, 26-24 in a non-conference game which opened the 2012 season for the Comets.

Melissa Smith (left), a sophomore from Escondido High School, led Palomar with 12 kills.

Setter Kelli Day (right), also a sophomore from Escondido High, notched 27 assists.


Palomar makes 2012 debut at San Bernardino 

SAN MARCOS (8-29-12) -- Palomar's women's volleyball team will begin its 2012 season this evening (Wednesday) at non-conference opponent San Bernardino Valley College, beginning at 5 p.m.

The Comets will be seeking their first Pacific Coast Athletic Conference championship this season since the 2008 and 2009 teams won back-to-back titles.

Coach Karl Seiler has five players back from last year's team, including opposite-middle blocker Andrea Johnson (left, photo by Hugh Cox) from  Rancho Buena Vista High School and setter Kelli Day (right) from Escondido High.

The other reurnees from last season are defensive specialist-libero Morgan Wynn, opposite Melodee Aguirre, outside hitter Melissa Smith and middle blocker Kathia Cordero.

The Comets will play their home opener on Friday, Sept. 7 at The Dome against Fullerton College, also beginning at 5 p.m.

2011 season ...

Roster, Schedule, 2011 Player Photos, Coaches | History

 

2011 PALOMAR WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL TEAM

 

ABOVE Elle Farrell dives to record a dig in Comets' game against San Diego Mesa on Wednesday evening at The Dome. -- Photo by Hugh Cox. BELOW: Kelli Day, who had 18 assists for Palomar

Comets fall at home to PCAC co-leader SD Mesa

SAN MARCOS (11-09-11) -- With a chance to move into a tie for second place in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference, Palomar dropped a 3-0 decision to conference co-leader San Diego Mesa on Wednesday evening at The Dome. The scores were 2515, 25-20, 25-22.-

Jaycee Arthur (11 kills) and Kelli Day (18 assists) led the Comets against the Olympians.

Mesa, which is tied for first place with Grossmont, advanced to 15-4 on the season, 9-1 in conference. Palomar is 12-8 and 7-3.

Arthur is PCAC Women's Athlete of the Week

SAN DIEGO (11-07-11) -- Palomar sophomore outside hitter Jaycee Arthur has been selected as Women's Athlete of the Week for all sports by the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference.

Arthur, a 5-foot, 10-inch Ramona High School  product who was second-team All-PCAC last season, ranks among the top 10 in Southern California community college volleyball with 2.91 kills per set.

Last week, Arthur put down 21 kills -- 10 in a 20-25, 25-13, 25-10, 25-13 win over Imperial Valley and 11 in a 25-15, 25-18, 24-19 victory over San Diego City College, both on the road.

Arthur and her Palomar teammates can move into a tie for second place in the PCAC standings on Wednesday by beating co-leader San Diego Mesa at The Dome, beginning at 5 p.m.


Palomar sweeps SD City, await San Diego Mesa

SAN DIEGO (11-4-11) -- Visiting Palomar defeated San Diego City College in three sets 25-15, 25-18, 25-19 in women's volleyball on Friday evening at Harry West Gymnasium to advance to 12-7 on the season, 7-2 in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference.

Jaycee Arthur (11 kills), Elle Farrell (24 digs) and Kelli Day left, (25 assists at setter) led the Comets.

Palomar will host San Diego Mesa on Wednesday at 5 p.m. at The Dome in a match-up with playoff and possible conference championship implications.


Comets come back, down IVC in four sets

IMPERIAL (11-2-11) -- Down 1-0 after the first set, Palomar's women's volleyball team rebounded to down Imperial Valley 20-25, 25-13, 25-10, 25-23 on Wednesday evening.

Melissa Smith (left,14 kills) and Jaycee Arthur (10 kills) led the Comets' offensive attack.

Elle Farrell contributed 12 digs, Morgan Wynn 10 kills. Kelli Day totaled 40 assists.

The Comets advanced to 11-7 overall, 6-2 in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference.


Palomar defeats Southwestern in benefit game

SAN MARCOS (10-28-11) -- Coach Karl Seiler's Palomar women's volleyball team turned back Southwestern 25-18, 25-14, 19-25, 25-19 on Friday evening at The Dome in a game played to benefit research to help cure breast cancer.

Jaycee Arthur (right) led the Comets with 16 kills, six digs and an ace. Andrea Johnson had 11 kills. Setter Kelli Day contributed 42 assists.

Palomar is 10-7 and 5-2 in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference, remaining alone in third place.


ABOVE: Jaycee Arthur delivers a kill in Palomar's sweep of visiting Cuyamaca on Wednesday at The Dome.  -- Photo by Hugh Cox. BELOW LEFT: Anneke Bulthuis, who led the Comets with eight kills in the three sets. BELOW RIGHT: Morgan Wynn, who served 17 straight points in the third set to turn a 3-3 tie into a 20-3 Palomar lead.

Comets sweep Coyotes, go 4-1 in conference

SAN MARCOS (10-19-11) -- Palomar upped its Pacific Coast Athletic Conference women's volleyball record to 4-1 on Wednesday evening at The Dome.

With the victory, the Comets remained in a three-way battle for first place in the conference with first-place San Diego Mesa and Grossmont.

Anneke Bulthuis (eight kills), Melissa Smith (seven kills) and setter Kelli Day (23 assists). led the Comets.

Morgan Wynn served 17 straight points in the third set to turn a 3-3 tie into a 20-3 Palomar lead.

The Comets were coming off a 3-0 loss at San Diego Mesa on Friday as the Olympians took over undisputed first place in the conference


Comets sweep City, set up first-place showdown

SAN MARCOS (10-12-11) -- Coach Karl Seiler's Palomar Palomar women's volleyball team swept San Diego City College 25-18, 25-12, 25-2 at The Dome on Wednesday evening.

The win set up a showdown for the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference  lead on Friday at San Diego Mesa at 5 p.m.

The Comets moved into a tie with Mesa for first place when the Olympians upset previous PCAC leader Grossmont in five sets.

For Palomar (8-5, 3-0 in conference),  Jacee Arthur contributed nine kills and Andrea Johnson added five kills in the quick three-set victory over the Knights.

Ellie Farrell (above left) had 16 digs. Setter Kelli Day (above right) added 29 assists, nine digs and three aces.


Palomar takes 67 minutes to dispose of IVC

SAN MARCOS  (10-7-11) -- Kelli Day (left) recorded 27 assists and broke the game open by serving 11 straight points in the second set Friday evening as Palomar took 1-hour, 7 minutes to sweep Imperial Valley 25-11. 25-12, 25-10 in a Pacific Coast Athletic Conference match-up at The Dome.

Day, who served the last five points in Palomar's' first set win, utilized her jump to serve to notch four aces in her second-set  run as the Comets (7-5, 2-0) broke a 10-10 tie to lead 21-10.  Palomar had a similar run in the third set, when Jennifer Godfrey's kill gave the Comets an 18-8 cusion. They went on to open up a 21-8 lead.

Andrea Johnson and Anneke Bulthuis had seven saves for Palomar in the three sets. Brittany Mowry had six kills. Jaycee Arthur added six kills. The Arabs fell to 1-10, 0-3 in the conference.


Palomar gets PCAC season off on right foot

CHULA VISTA (10-5-11) -- Palomar moved over the .500 mark on the season and began its Pacific Coast Athletic Conference women's volleyball seasson on the right foot on Wednesday evening, defeating Southwestern 3-1 on thes road.

The set scores were (25-17. 23-25, 25-13, 25-14.

Jacee Arthur (above left, 13 kills) and Andrea Johnson (right, 11 kills) led the Comets' offensive attack. Setter Kelli Day recorded 27 assists. Elle Farrell contributed 11 digs.

Palomar advanced to 6-5 on the season.

Coach Karl Seiler's Comets will play their home conference opener against Imperial Valley on Friday, beginning at 5 p.m. at The Dome.


Comets win consolation title at Mesa tournament

SAN DIEGO (9-16-11) (9-17-11) -- After a 23-25, 25-13, 25-13, 25-20 (SD Mesa Tournament) loss to Bakersfield in the first round, Palomar came back to win  three straight games and win the consolation championship of the San Diego Mesa women's volleyball tournament that concluded a two-day run on Saturday.

Coach Karl Seiler's Comets rebounded from the Bakersfield game to defeat San Bernardino Valley 25-20, 19-25, 25-17, 16-25 15-12.

Palomar outlasted San Bernardino Valley  25-20, 19-25, 25-17, 16-25 15-12.

The Comets then turned back Riverside Community College 25-21, 25-20, 26-24.

And, in the consolation championship game Palomar won again in three sets, downing Long Beach City College 25-20, 25-20, 25-19.

Against Bakersfield, Jaycee Arthur (above left) led the Comets with 10 kills. Kelli Day contributed 35 assists.

Arthur put down 12 kills, Andrea Johnson 9 kills and Day 9 kills vs. San Bernardino Valley. Day also had 41 assists.

Arthur (14 kills, Melissa Smith 8 kills and Ashleigh Cottrell 7 kills in the sweep of Riverside. Day chipped in with 39 assists.

Smith and Day each had 8 kills in the consolation finals vs. Long Beach.Day added 27 assists.

Earlier in the week, Palomar went on the road and dropped a 25-12,.25-14,.25-17 non-conference game to Irvine Valley.


Comets come back to win third set but lose

FULLERTON (9-7-11) -- Palomar, playing on the road, came back to capture the third set on Wednesday evening but Fullerton held on for a 25-19, 25-23, 23-25, 25-21 non-conference victory.

Jaycee Arthur (left) and Anneke Bulthuis both were in double figures in kills for Palomar (1-1). Arthur put down 11 kills, Bulthuis 10.

Morgan Wynn cojtributed 13 digs, Elle Farrell 12 kills. Wynn also had four aces.

Setter Kelli Day notched 31 assists.

Fullerton is 1-1.


ABOVE: Palomar' middle blocker Ashleigh Cottrell (No. 8) follows through on a spike between two San Bernardino Valley players on Wednesday evening at The Dome.. BELOW LEFT: Freshman outside hitter Andrea Johnson coils to deliver one of her 11 kills for the Comets' eighth point in the third set. -- Photos by Hugh Cox. BELOW RIGHT: Jacee Arthur, who contributed 10 kills

Palomar sweeps in '11 season opener at Dome

SAN MARCOS (8-31-11) -- Freshman Andrea Johnson from Rancho Buena Vista High School and sophomore Jaycee Arthur from Ramona High combined for 21 kills on Wednesday evening in Palomar's season women's volleyball opener at The Dome.

Palomar swept visiting San Bernardino Valley College three games to zero in a non-conference game at The Dome.

Johnson put down 11 kills and Arthur contributed 10 kills as coach Karl Seiler's Comets won 25-16, 25-23, 25-18.

Melissa Smith added eight kills and setter Kelli Day had 30 assists.

The Comets came from behind to win the second and third sets.


Lawler, Mallaby land scholarships to 4-year level

SAN MARCOS (7-12-11) -- Palomar outside hitter / opposites Janine Lawler and Hannah Mallaby both have landed women's volleyball scholarships to four-year universities.

Lawler, a sophomore from Rim of the World High School in Lake Arrowhead who was a second-team All-Pacific Coast Athletic Conference selection last Fall, has accepted a full scholarship the NCAA Division I University of Akron.

Mallaby, a sophomore from Rancho Bernardo High, has accepted a scholarship to Division II Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas.


2010 season ...

2010 COMETS: Celebrating as they sweep at the Dome. -- Photo by Hugh Cox


ABOVE: Janine Lawler digs the ball in Wednesday's 25-13, 25-18, 25-15 win over Cuyamaca. Watching are (from left) Ellie Farrell, Jaycee Arthur, Hannah Mallaby, Anneke Bulthuis and Ashley Stanley (3). BELOW LEFT: Veronica Rooney (111) spikes the ball past the Coyotes' Christina Baxter (14). -- Photos by Hugh Cox. BELOW RIGHT: Hannah Mallaby, who led the Comets with 10 kills.

Palomar sweeps to victory on sophomore night

SAN MARCOS (11-10-10) -- Palomar honored its outgoing women's volleyball class in style on Sophomore Night on Wednesday, sweeping Cuyamaca in a Pacific Coast Athletic Conference match at the Dome.

The final was 25-13, 25-18, 25-15.

Hannah Mallaby led the Comets with 10 kills. Janine Lawle contributed nine kills. Setter Ashley Stanley had 31 assists.

Palomar is 10-11, 7-4 in conference heading into its season finale at PCAC champion Grossmont on Friday evening.

The Coyotes are 1-12, 0-10.


ABOVE: Comets' Jaycee Arthur digs the ball in game 5 against San Diego City on Wednesday. No. 3 at the right is setter Ashley Stanley. BELOW: Charisa Boyer spikes the ball over City College's Katie Peterson (5) and McKenna Ford (2).  . -- Photos by Hugh Cox

Palomar's hopes of 3rd title in row take big hit

SAN MARCOS (11-3-10) -- Palomar's hopes of a third straight Pacific Coast Athletic Conference women's volleyball championship took a major hit at the Dome on Wednesday evening.

The Comets were unable to hold onto a 2 games to 1 lead as they fell to San Diego City College 19-25, 25-15, 17-25, 25-17, 15-10.

Jaycee Arthur led Palomar with 11 kills. Janine Lawler had nine kills. Ashley Stanley 36 assists.

The Comets are 9-10 overall, 6-3 in conference.

The Knights move to 7-7, 4-5.


ABOVE: Palomar's Elle Farrell spikes the ball in Friday night's victory over Imperial Valley at the Dome. No. 11 is Veronica Rooney. No. 5 is Charisa Boyer. BELOW: Coach Karl Seiler and the Comets are pictured during a timeout. -- Photos by Hugh Cox

Palomar cools off IVC in four to go 6-2 in PCAC

AN MARCOS (10-29-10) -- Imperial Valley College arrived at the Palomar Dome on Friday evening fresh from a three-game sweep over Grossmont, the Pacific Coast Conference's first-place team, on Wednesday.

But the Comets were up to the challenge, defeating the Arabs 27-25, 25-20, 21-25, 29-27 on Breast Cancer Awareness Night..

While the Arabs' Camille Smith led in kills with 20, the Comets' more balanced offensive attack prevailed.

Jaycee Arthur (17 kills), Annoke Bulthus (10 kills) and setter Ashley Stanley (43 assists) led Palomar.


Comets close in on 1st as IVC sweeps Griffs

CHULA VISTA (10-27-10) -- Led by Jaycee Arthur (left) and Ashley Stanley (right), coach Karl Seiler's Palomar women's volleyball squad went on the road and swept Southwestern 25-16, 30-28, 25-22 on Wednesday evening

The two-time defending champion Comets moved to within one match of Grossmont, the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference's first-place team, in the process when the Griffins were swept by Imperial Valley 25-23, 25-22, 25-21 in the desert.

Arthur led Palomar with 13 kills. Stanley contributed 38 assists.

The Comets advanced to 8-9 on the season, 5-2 in the conference. The Jaguars fell to 2-13, 1-6.

Palomar now hosts the Imperial Valley team that upset Grossmont when the Arabs invade the Dome on Friday at 5 p.m.


Conference-leading Griffins hold off Palomar

SAN MARCOS (10-20-10) -- Two-time defending champion Palomar started strong and finished strong, but it wasn't enough to beat first-place Grossmont in a Pacific Coast Athletic Conference match at the Dome.

The Griffins won 20-25, 25-20, 25-18, 25-23.

The Comets battled back from a nine-point deficit in the fourth game to lead 21-20, but couldn't hold on.

Jaycee Arthur led Palomar (7-9, 4-2) with 19 kills. Setter Ashley Stanley contributed 39 assists..

The Griffins are 11-0, 5-0.


Comets sweep Coyotes, back in win column

EL CAJON (10-15-10) -- Two-time defending champion Palomar rebounded from their first Pacific Coast Athletic Conference loss on Wednesday by quickly dispatching Cuyamaca 3-0 on the road.

The scores were 25-16, 25-14, 25-18.

Janine Lawler (left) had nine kills for Palomar (7-8, 4-1). Ashley Stanley had 25 assists.

Cuyamaca is 1-6, 0-4.


Palomar eventually drops a marathon match

SAN MARCOS (10-13-10) -- Palomar kept coming back against San Diego Mesa in the teams' Pacific Coast Athletic Conference women's volleyball match on Wednesday evening at the Dome.

But the Comets couldn't quite get over the hump in the fifth game after setter Ashley Stanley's surprise dink, late kills by Jaycee Arthur, Charisa Boyer and Veronica Rooney (left) and late blocks by Rooney and Anneke Bulthuis (right) pulled them from behind to a 12-12 tie.

The Olympians eventually outlasted them 25-22, 19-25, 25-16, 20-25, 15-13 in a 2-hour, 17-minute match that resulted in the Comets' suffering their first PCAC loss.

Sophomore outside hitter/opposite Hannahy Mallaby was outstanding for Palomar (6-8, 3-1) throughout the match. She served seven straight points to give the Comets a 14-6 lead as they won the second game, and served them to an 8-3 lead as they won the fourth game.

With the score deadlocked at 17-17 late in game 4, Mallaby also served the Comets into a 20-17 lead -- and her kills for the 25th point finished off the Olympians in the game..

Mallaby finished with four aces, and also led the Comets with 11 kills. Bulthuis and Rooney each had nine kills. Stanley contributed 40 assists.

Mesa is 6-7, 2-1.


Comets' Lawler Athlete of Week for all sports

SAN DIEGO (10-12-10) -- Palomar volleyball player Janine Lawler has been selected as Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Women's Athlete of the Week for all sports for the week that ended Sunday.

Lawler, a sophomore outside hitter / opposite from Lake Arrowhead's Rim of the World High School, came up big as two-time defending conference champion Palomar won twice to advance to 3-0 in conference.

Lawler (file photo at left by Hugh Cox) contributed 14 kills as the Comets went on the road and swept Imperial Valley 26-24, 25-23, 25-13. 

She came back with 13 kills as Palomar went on the road again later in the week and defeated San Diego City College 25-23, 15-25, 25-18, 25-17.

She finished the week with 17 kills, a .348 hitting percentage, six blocks and two aces.


Palomar is 3-0 in PCAC after downing SD City

SAN DIEGO (10-8-10) -- Two-time defending Pacific Coast Athletic Conference women's volleyball champion Palomar's rugged pre-conference schedule is paying off for the Comets in a big way.

Palomar has begun conference play with three straight victories, including a 25-23, 15-25, 25-18, 25-17 victory over San Diego City College on Friday night at City's Harry West Gymnasium.

Janine Lawler (left) (13 kills), Anneke Bulthuis (10 kills) and Ashley Stanley (36 assists) led the Comets. Palomar advanced to 6-7, 3-0. City College, which started the season 5-1, is now 5-3, 1-2.


Sweep at IVC ups Comets' PCAC mark to 2-0

IMPERIAL (10-6-10) -- Palomar's two-time defending Pacific Coast Athletic Conference women's volleyball champions are off to a 2-0 start in their conference season after sweeping host Imperial Valley on Wednesday evening.

The scores were 26-24, 25-13, 25-23.

Jaycee Arthur and Janine Lawler led the Comets with 16 and 14 kills, respectively. Ashley Stanley had 30 assists.

The Comets overcame 17 kills by IVC's Evelyn Escobar, the conference kills leader, and 33 assists by the Arabs' Shalyn Cheatham.


ABOVE: Jaycee Arthur puts down a kill for the final point of Palomar's 25-22  victory over visiting Southwestern in the second game of the Comets' sweep 1. BELOW: Veronica Rooney spikes the ball late in the Comets' 25-21 third-game win that completed the Comets' sweep of the Jaguars. -- Photos by Hugh Cox

Palomar sweeps Southwestern to begin PCAC

SAN MARCOS (10-1-10) -- As if on cue, Palomar came to life after an erratic pre-season on Friday evening as the two-time defending Pacific Coast Athletic Conference champions swept visiting Southwestern 25-11, 25-22, 25-21 to open the 2010 conference season.

Jaycee Arthur and Janine Lawler led Palomar (4-7, 1-0) with nine kills each.

Setter Ashley Stanley dished off 33 assists.

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In a pair of tournaments the Comets played to conclude pre-conference play, Palomar won one of four matches at San Diego Mesa and one of three matches at Los Angeles Pierce College.

At Mesa, the weekend of Sept. 17-18, the Comets opened with a 25-14, 25-11, 25-19 loss to El Camino.

They also lost to Victor Valley 25-15, 25-16, 25-19 and to Cerritos 24-26, 17-25, 25-13, 25-18, 15-10 when they were unable to hold a two games to zero lead.

Palomar then rebounded to defeat San Bernardino Valley for the secod time this season 25-23, 25-17, 22-25, 25-15.

For the tournament, Anneke Bulthuisled the Comets in kills with 20 and also had 14 blocks. Charisa Boyer had 24 blocks. Elle Farrell ccntributed 28 digs.

The following weekend at L.A. Pierce the Comets dropped their tournament opener to the host Brahmas 25-16, 25-6, 25-21. Palomar lost to Bakersfield 22-25, 25-23, 25-129, 25-10, then came back to outlast Santa Monica 22-25, 25-23, 25-16, 19-25, 15-9..


Comets give state No. 3 Lasers scare in game 2

SAN MARCOS (9-15-10) -- Palomar into a another buzzsaw in its third volleyball match of the 2010 season on Wednesday evening, but didn't go quietly into the night.

The Comets gave the Irvine Valley a scare in the second game in a non-conference match, only to drop a 25-17, 23-25, 25-14 decision at the Palomar Dome.

Irvine Valley, which placed third in the state last season and is currently ranked No. 3 in the state for 2010, is 2-0. Palomar is 1-1.

Janine Lawler (above left) and Veronica Rooney (above right) led Palomar with six kills each.


ABOVE: Middle blocker Anneke Bulthuis spkes the ball against Fullerton College in Palomar's home opener on Wednesday evening. -- Photo by Hugh Cox. BELOW: Janine Lawler, who had seven kills.

PC unable to hold early lead 3 times vs. Hornets

SAN MARCOS (9-8-10) -- Palomar jumped in front of visiting Fullerton in all three games in a non-conference match at the Palomar on Wednesday evening but in each case was unable to finish.

As a result, the Comets dropped their home opener 25-19, 25-17,  25-19 to fall to .500 on the young season.

Jaycee Arthur served the Comets to a 5-0 lead if the third game.

Arthur led Palomar with nine kills. Janine Lawler recorded seven kills. Setter Ashley Stanley contributed 27 assists.

The Comets dropped to 1-1 on the season. It was the season opener for the Hornets.


Palomar sweeps season opener on the road

SAN BERNARDINO (9-1-10) --  Two-time defending Pacific Coast Athletic Conference champion Palomar served notice they will still be a factor despite heavy graduation losses as it opened its 2010 season Wednesday evening on the road.

The Comets swept San Bernardino Valley 25-18, 25-21, 25-19, going on the road and sweeping the Wolverines in a non-conference match to open the season.

J.C. Arthur (eight kills) and Veronica Rooney (right, six kills) led coach Karl Seiler's Palomar squad. Setter Ashley Stanley dished off 20 assists.


Comets seeking third title in a row this Fall

SAN MARCOS (8-13-10) --  Palomar, under coach Karl Seiler (left) will seek its third straight Pacific Coast Athletic Conference championship this season after going 21-5 in 2008 and 16-6 last Fall.

The Comets will open the season on Sept. 1 with a 5 p.m. non-conference match on the road against San Bernardino Valley.

Palomar then will face Fullerton and Irvine Valley, both at the Palomar Dome, and will play in the San Diego Mesa Tournament and Los Angeles Pierce tournaments prior to beginning PCAC play on Oct. 1 against Southwestern at the Dome.

 

2009 season ...

2009 Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Champions

2009 Palomar women's volleyball team -- Photo by Hugh Cox

Bird to NAIA power Pt. Loma; 3 have rides

POINT LOMA (3-9-10) --  Two-time All-Pacific Coast Athletic Conference setter Amy Bird's scholarship to Point Loma Nazarene University, a national power in the NAIA, gives Palomar three players from its 2009 conference championship team receiving "rides" to four-year colleges.

Bird led the PCAC in assists for the second straight year, with 625 in 63 sets/games for an average of 9.92 per game. In two seasons, the Tri-City Christian product, who originally accepted an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy, had 1,025 assists for the Comets.

Among other Palomar sophomores from last Fall's team, conference Player of the Year Shelly Morton accepted a scholarship to NCAA Division I North Texas University, Cashel White to the NAIA's Simpson University  Both Morton and White are Fallbrook High School products.


Morton lands D-I ride to U. of North Texas

DENTON, Texas (2-17-10) -- Palomar sophomore outside hitter Shelley Morton, the state kill leader and Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Player of the Year, has accepted an NCAA Division I full volleyball scholarship to the University of North Texas.

Landing Morton, a 5-foot-10 Fallbrook High School product, was a recruiting coup for new North Texas coach Ken Murczek, the brother of former Palomar men's player Tony Murczek.

Morton chose the Mean Green over Campbell University, Gonzaga, Cal State Fullerton, Concordia of Irvine and Cal State Los Angeles.

An All-Southern California selection, she averaged 4.52 kills per set/game to lead the state. Morton recorded 262 kills on 543 attempts, with a ..339 hitting pecentage and only 78 errors, for 58 sets/games.

Morton, who helped lead the Comets to two straight conference championships, is the sister of Nicole Morton, who led Arizona State University in kills for three straight seasons.

Palomar's White accepts ride to Simpson U.

REDDING (2-21/20-2010 -- Cashel White (below right) has become the second sophomore from Palomar's Pacific Coast Athletic Conference champion women's volleyball team to accept a full scholarship.

White, daughter of Palomar football offensive line coach and athletic academic counselor Steve White, selected Simpson University, an NAIA school in Redding, CA.

White, a 5-foot-10 outside hitter / opposite from Fallbrook High School who began her high school volleyball career at Rancho Buena Vista, was an All-PCAC honorable mention selection.

Previously, PCAC Most Valuable Player Shelley Morton accepted a full NCAA Division I scholarship to North Texas University in Denton, Texas.


Palomar's Shelley Morton (above, Photo by Hugh Cox) and Karl Seiler (below left) have been voted as Player of the Year and Coach of the Year in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference.

Comets' Morton, Seiler Player, Coach of Year

SAN DIEGO (11-24-09) -- Palomar sophomore outside hitter Shelley Morton, who leads the state in kills per set/game, has been voted Player of the Year honors  by Pacific Coast Athletic Conference coaches.

The Comets'  Karl Seiler was selected as PCAC Coach of the Year.

Morton, a sophomore from Fallbrook High School, who also has been selected to the All-Southern California team and the all-state second team, is being recruited, among others, by Cal State Fullerton.

The Comets' Aimee Bird and Amanda Mendoza join Morton and Seiler on the all-conference first team. Laiken Miller and Cashel White received honorable mention.

Morton:12 kills in 3-set loss in Southern Cal regional

COSTA MESA (11-24-09) -- After a string of easy victories in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference, Palomar's conference schedule caught up with it on Tuesday night. The Comets lost 25-17, 25-17,  25-14 on the road against Orange Empire Conference powerhouse Orange Coast.

Sophomore Shelley Morton, the stte leader in kills per set/game, went out in style for t he Comets (16-5) with 12 kills. Janine Lawler added 10 kills.

PCAC tabs Morton conference Athlete of the Week

SAN DIEGO (12-1-09) -- Palomar volleyball player Shelley Morton has been selected as women's Athlete of the Week for all sports in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference.

Morton, a 5-foot-10 sophomore outside hitter from Fallbrook High School and the conference's Player of the Year, put down 12 kills in three games in the Comets' loss to Orange Coast in a Southern California playoff match in Costa Mesa.

Morton led the state this season in kills per set/game as Palomar went 16-5 (11-1 in conference) and won its second straight PCAC championship.


Co-champs end with 9th in row; Coast next

CHULA VISTA 11-18-09) -- Palomar  swept host Southwestern 25-16, 25-14, 25-8  to end the women's volleyball regular season 16-4, 11-1 in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference on Wednesday evening.

Coach Karl Seiler's Comets tied San Diego Mesa for the title, Palomar's second in a row. The Comets, who move on to the Southern California Regional first round on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Orange Coast. Palomar is seeded 12th, OCC fifth.

The Comets won their last nine regular-season matches. All 11 of their conference wins came via sweeps.

Shelley Morton (eight kills, above left), Amanda Mendoza (five kills, four blocks) and Amy Bird (right, 25 assists) led Palomar statistically.


Comets top G-House with 10th PCAC sweep

SAN MARCOS (11-11-09) -- Led by Cashel White's (left) 15 kills, first-place Palomar notched its 10th Pacific Coast Athletic Conference sweep on Wednesday evening.

The Comets (15-4, 10-1) defeated Grossmont 25-7,  25-16, 25-18 at the Dome.

Janine Lawler (right) contributed four blocks for Palomar.

 Aimee Bird had 28 assists.


Yet another sweep moves PC to 14-4, 9-1

EL CAJON (11-6-09) -- Visiting Palomar won its seventh consecutive women's volleyball match, all by sweeps, 25-9, 25-16, 25-21 over Cuyamaca on Friday evening.

The Comets, who are tied for first place as they seek their second straight Pacific Coast Athletic Conference championship, have won 11 of their last 12 matches.

Veronica Rooney (above left) and Aimee Bird (above right) led Palomar (14-4, 9-1). Rooney contributed seven kills. Bird had 27 assists.

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Palomar setter Bird is PCAC's Athlete of Week

SAN DIEGO (11-9-09) -- Palomar Aimee Bird has been named Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Women's Athlete of the Week for all sports in the Comets' two sweeps last week.

Bird, a sophomore setter from Tri-City Christian High and a returning all-conference selection, contributed 27 assists despite a case of the flu in a 25-13, 25-20, 25-22 sweep over San Diego Mesa and also had 27 assists in a 25-9, 25-16, 25-21 sweep of Cuyamaca.


This sweep puts Comets back in tie for 1st

SAN MARCOS (11-4-09) -- Palomar's defending Pacific Coast Athletic Conference women's volleyball champions moved back into a tie for first place with San Diego Mesa by sweeping the Olympians 25-13, 25-20, 25-22 on Wednesday evening at the Dome.

It was the Comets' sixth straight victory, all by sweeps, since losing in five sets to Mesa in San Diego on Oct. 9. Coach Karl Seiler's team has won 10 of its last 11 matches, nine by sweeps.

Amanda Mendoza (left) had five blocks and nine kills for Palomar (13-4, 8-1). Shelley Morton had 11 kills, Cashel White had nine, and Aimee Bird contributed 27 assists after Seiler was unsure she would be able to play due to the flu.

Alexandrea Davis came off the bench and contributed what Seiler described as "a real big kill on the right side" late in the second set as the Comets rallied to win. "She didn't get a lot of playing time (in the match), but that was huge for us."

Palomar rallied from a 6-0 deficit in the third set. The Olympians are 13-6, 8-1.

Palomar sweeps Mesa in conference clash (North County Times, 11/5/09)

Comets defeat City in yet another sweep

SAN DIEGO (10-30-09) -- Palomar went on the road and defeated San Diego City College 25-17, 25-15, 25-21 in a Pacific Coast Athletic Conference match on Friday evening. The victory was the Comets' ninth in their last 10 matches, with eight of them coming via sweeps.

They've swept four straight opponents.

Outside hitter Shelly Morton led defending PCAC champion Palomar with 19 kills and Cashel White (left) had eight kills.

The Comets upped their record to 12-4 overall, 7-1 in conference.


Palomar notches its seventh recent sweep

IMPERIAL (10-28-09) -- Palomar's defending Pacific Coast Athletic Conference champions made a trek to the desert on Wednesday and had their way with Imperial Valley for the second time this season 25-7, 25-16, 25-19.

The Comets won for the eighth time in their last nine matches, with seven of those victories coming via sweeps. They've won three straight matches by sweeps.

Outside hitter Shelly Morton (right) led Palomar with 13 kills.

The Comets are 11-4 overall, 6-1 in conference.


Comets sweep behind Morton and Bird

SAN MARCOS (10-23-09) -- Palomar got 13 kills from Shelley Morton on the way to a three-set sweep of visiting Southwestern on Friday evening at the Dome.

Setter Aimee Bird contributed 37 assists as the Comets won 25-18, 25-20, 25-19 to advance to 10-4 on the season, 5-1 in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference.

Amanda Mendoza added seven kills for coach Karl Seiler's Palomar squad.

It was Breast Cancer Awareness Night for the Comets, who warmed up in pink shirts and collected donations for breast cancer research.


Comets sweep again -- this time vs. Griffins

EL CAJON (10-16-09) -- Amanda Mendoza (left) put down seven kills and Veronica Rooney added six kills for Palomar as the Comets swept Grossmont College 25-4, 25-12, 25-21 in a Pacific Coast Conference match-up on Friday evening in the Griffins' gym.

The defending PCAC champion Comets advanced to 9-4 on the season.

Palomar is 4-1 in conference.


Defending champs sweep, back in win column

SAN MARCOS (10-14-09) -- After a tough five-set loss at San Diego Mesa last Friday for its first Pacific Coast Athletic Conference loss of the year and only its second PCAC defeat in two seasons,  Palomar got well Wednesday evening at Cuyamaca's expense.

The defending PCAC champions swept the Coyotes 25-9, 25-6, 25-16 at the Dome to advance to 8-4 overall, 3-1 in conference.

Aimee Bird (above right) contributed 25 assists. Hannah Mallaby (above left) had six kills, Amanda Mendoza five.


Palomar loses 2-0 lead, match to SD Mesa

SAN DIEGO (10-9-09) -- Palomar appeared to be on its way to a victory at San Diego Mesa on Friday evening, leading the Olympians 25-20, 25-13 after two sets.

But the Olympians rebounded to win the last three sets 27-25, 25-22, 15-13 to hand the visiting Comets their first Pacific Coast Athletic Conference loss of the season and their second conference loss in two years.

Shelly Morton (left) led the defending PCAC champions with 20 kills. Amanda Mendoza (above right) contributed eight kills and five blocks. Kylee Kammler had eight blocks, and Aimee Bird finished with 40 assists.


Janine Lawler (left) and Shelley Morton (right) spike the ball for Palomar in  25-18, 25-20,  25-15 sweep of San Diego City College on Wednesday evening.. -- Photos by Hugh Cox

Comets sweep City College, is 2-0 in PCAC

SAN MARCOS (10-7-09) -- Palomar's women's volleyball squad swept San Diego City College in three sets at the Dome on Wednesday evening.

The defending Pacific Coast Conference champions (7-3 overall) won  25-18, 25-20,  25-15 as Shelley Morton put down 13 kills, Janine Lawler 12. Aimee Bird contributed 26 assists.

The Comets advanced to 2-0 in the conference with the victory. The Knights are 5-3, 1-1.


Palomar opens conference by sweeping IVC

SAN MARCOS (10-2-09) -- Palomar opened defense of its Pacific Coast Athletic Conference women's volleyball championship on Friday evening with a 25-13, 25-19, 25-11 sweep of visiting Imperial Valley at the Dome.

Cashel White (left, 10 kills) and Amanda Mendoza (right, nine kills) led the Comets. Aimee Bird contributed 24 assists.

Palomar is 6-3 on the season.


Comets appear ready for PCAC after sweep

SAN MARCOS (9-25-09) -- Coach Karl Seiler's Palomar women's volleyball squad appears ready to begin defense of the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference championship it won a year ago after sweeping Saddleback in three sets on Friday evening.

Shelley Morton, Cashel White (left) and Aimee Bird led the way as the Comets downed the Gauchos 25-22, 25-16, 25-21.

Morton recorded 14 kills, White 12 in the non-conference match at the Dome. Bird contributed 37 assists. Palomar is 5-3 on the season.


Comets win 3 of 4 matches at Mesa tourney

SAN DIEGO / EL CAJON (9-19-09) -- Led by Shelley Morton (left)  with 92 kills, Palomar's women's volleyball team went 3-1 in the San Diego Mesa College Tournament on Saturday at Mesa and Grossmont College.

Setter Aimee Bird (right) contributed 155 assists in the tournament.

The Comets (4-3 overall) defeated Victor Valley 25-17, 25-23, 25-15 to open the tournament. Cypress knocked off Palomar 25-14, 18-25, 52-22, 33-31. The Comets rebounded to sweep Long Beach City College 25-11, 25-16, 25-12. The Comets concluded  tourney play with a 25-23, 14-25, 25-15, 25-20 win over Glendale Community College of Arizona.

Morton recorded her 92 kills with 22 errors on 161 attempts for a .435 hitting percentage for the tournament. Bird, who averaged 11.07 assists per set as they also made the all-tournament team, also had 10 kills with one error for 18 attempts, notching a .500 hitting percentage.


ABOVE: Comets' Shelley Morton spikes the ball vs. San Bernardino Valley. -- Photo by Hugh Cox. BELOW LEFT: Cashel White

Palomar sweeps San Bernardino in opener

SAN MARCOS (9-4-09) -- Palomar picked up where it left off after last year's 21-6 title season on Friday night at the Dome.

The Comets opening their schedule by sweeping San Bernardino Valley 25-10, 25-11, 25-15 in a non-conference  match.

Shelley Morton had six kills and four aces for the Comets.

Cashel White recorded six kills. Amanda Bird contributed three service aces.

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Hornets down Comets in rematch of 2008 playoff

FULLERTON (9-9-9) -- Fullerton (3-0) held off visiting Palomafr (1-1) in three competitive sets.25-21, 25-23, 25-18 in a rematch of the teams' Southern California playoff match of last November.

Shelley Morton led the Comets with 12 kills.

Palomar drops four-set decision to Irvine Valley

IRVINE (9-11-09) -- Irvine Valley downed Palomar 23-25, 27-25, 25-21, 25-16 in a nonconference match on Friday evening at Irvine to advance to 2-0 on  the season. Shelley Morton and Janine Lawler had 14 kills apiece for the defending PCAC champion Comets. Setter Aimee Bird contributed 37 assists. 


Comets look to repeat as conference champs

SAN MARCOS (12-29-08) -- Palomar is geared up for a run at back-to-back Pacific Coast Athletic Conference championships this season.

This, after going 21-6 a year ago, winning its fourth conference title under coach Karl Seiler.

All-conference setter Aimee Bird (left) returns to lead the Comets.

Last year's Comets advanced to the Southern California Regionals to within one win of reaching the CCCAA State Final Eight, dropping a 20-25, 26-24, 25-23, 13-25, 15-13 heartbreaker to Fullerton.


2009 Roster

No Name Pos Ht Yr High School Hometown
1 Laikin Miller

L/S

5-4 So Vista Murrieta Murrieta, CA
2 Nicole Castro OH/DS 5-5 So Lancaster Lancaster, CA
3 Jaclyn Fields OPP 5-8 Fr Murrieta Valley Murrieta, CA
5 Charisa Boyer MB 6-0 Fr Orange Glen Escondido, CA
6

Aimee Bird

S/OPP

5-11

So

Tri-City Christian

Vista, CA
7 Cashel White OH/OPP 5-10 So Fallbrook Bonsall CA
8 Janine Lawler OH/OPP 5-10 Fr Rim of the World (Lake Arrowhead) Lake Arrowhead, CA
9 Kylee Kammler MB 5-11 So San Marcos San Marcos, CA
11 Veronica Rooney OH 6-1 Fr Baline (Blaine, WA) Blaine, WA

12

Shelley Morton

OH

5-10

So

Fallbrook

Fallbrook, CA
13 Hannah Mallaby OH/OPP 5-10 Fr Rancho Bernardo San Diego, CA
14

Alexandrea Davis

OPP/MB

5-9

So

Calvary Chapel Murrieta

Murrieta, CA

15

Sarah Tei

MB

5-11

Fr

El Camino 

Oceanside, CA
16 Amanda Mendoza MB 5-10 Fr Temecula Valley Temecula, CA

Red-Shirts, Gray Shirts

--- Lindsey Jensen DS 5-7 --- Great Oak (Temecula) Temecula, CA
--- Giovanna Silberman DS/S 5-6 --- Westview San Diego, CA
--- Molly Bundy MB/OH 5-11 --- La Costa Canyon Carlsbad, CA

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Annike Bulthuis MB/OH 5-11 --- Heritage Christian San Diego, CA

2009 Schedule, Results

Date

Opponent

Site

Time/

Score

Records

(All/Conf.)

Fri Sep 4

San Bernardino Valley

Home

WON 25-10, 25-11, 25-15

1-0, 0-0

Wed Sep 9

Fullerton

Away

Lost 21-25, 23-25, 18-25

1-1, 0-0

Fri Sep 11

Irvine Valley

Away

Lost 25-23, 25-27, 21-25, 16-25

1-2, 0-0

Fri Sep 18

Victor Valley (SD Mesa Tournament)

Grossmont

WON 25-17, 25-23, 25-15

2-2, 0-0
 

Cypress (SD Mesa Tournament)

Grossmont

Lost 14-25, 25-18, 22-25, 31-33

2-3, 0-0

Sat Sep 19

Long Beach City College (SD Mesa Tournament)

SD Mesa

WON 25-11, 25-16, 25-12

3-3, 0-0
 

Glendale CC (AZ) (SD Mesa Tournament)

SD Mesa

WON 25-23, 14-25, 25-15, 25-20

4-3, 0-0

Fri Sep 25

Saddleback

Home

WON 25-22, 25-16, 25-21

5-3, 0-0

Fri Oct 2

*-Imperial Valley

Home

WON 25-13, 25-19, 25-11

6-3, 1-0

Wed Oct 7

*-San Diego City College

Home

WON 25-18, 25-20, 25-15

7-3, 2-0

Fri Oct  9

*-San Diego Mesa

Away

Lost 25-20, 25-13, 25-27, 22-25, 13-15

7-4, 2-1 

Wed Oct 14

*-Cuyamaca

Home

WON 25-9, 25-6, 25-16

8-4, 3-1

Fri Oct 16

*-Grossmont

Away

WON 25-4, 25-12, 25-21

9-4, 4-1

Fri Oct 23

*-Southwestern

Home

WON 25-18, 25-20, 25-19

10-4, 5-1

Wed Oct 28

*-Imperial Valley

Away

WON 25-7, 25-16, 25-19

11-4, 6-1

Fri Oct 30

*-San Diego City College

Away

WON 25-17, 25-15, 25-21

12-4, 7-1

Wed Nov 4

*-San Diego Mesa

Home

WON 25-13, 25-20, 25-22

13-4, 8-1

Fri Nov 6

*-Cuyamaca

Away

WON 25-9, 25-16, 25-21

14-4, 9-1

Wed Nov 11

*-Grossmont

Home

WON 25-7, 25-16, 25-18

15-4, 10-1

Wed Nov 18

*-Southwestern

Away

WON 25-16, 25-14, 25-8

16-4, 11-1

Southern California Community College Playoffs

Tue Nov 24 Orange Coast (Round 1) Away 7 p.m.  

Home matches listed in bold

* -- Pacific Coast Athletic Conference

Home matches at Palomar Dome on campus


2007 season ...

ABOVE: Palomar's 2007 volleyball team, which placed second in the Pacific Coast Conference. BELOW: Audrey Green scores on a kill. (Photos by Hugh Cox)


Jessica Parks becomes 2nd Comet to move on

CLEVELAND, Ohio (6-23-08) -- Middle blocker / opposite Jessica Parks has become to second Palomar volleyball player from the current recruiting class to move on to a four-year college program, accepting a scholarship to Notre Dame College, an NAIA school in Cleveland.

Parks (left), a second-team All-Pacific Coast Conference selection from Poteet High School in Dallas, averaged 2.23 kills per game last Fall as the Comets placed second.

Earlier, defender / Libero Sage Diessner signed with NCAA Division II Northwest Missouri State.


Diessner accepts scholarship to NW Missouri St.

MARYWOOD, Mo. (4-7-08) -- Palomar's Sage Diessner (left) has committed to Northwest Missouri State University

She'll play defense and Libero for the Bearcats.

She accepted a scholarship to Northwest Missiouri, an NCAA Division II school located in Marywood, MO, after returning from a recruiting trip over the weekend.

Diessner, a 5-foot-8 sophomore, came to Palomar from West Valley High School in Yakima, WA.


Comets' Green and Tanner named All-PCC

SAN MARCOS (12-8-08) -- Palomar 's Audrey Green (left, photo by Hugh Cox) and Courtney Tanner (right) both have been voted to the All-Pacific Coast Conference first team in women's volleyball by conference coaches.

Jessica Parks and Stefanie Haley both both were selected to the second team.

Heather Reichel made honorable mention.

The Comets finished alone in second place in the PCC with a 10-2 record, two matches behind conference champion San Diego Mesa.


2006 season ...

Coach Karl Seiler gestures to Palomar team during timeout as Comets trailed Imperial Valley in the first game on Nov. 3. Palomar battled back to win in five. (Photo by Hugh Gerhardt)

Niccole Deneke picks Cal State Monterey Bay

MONTEREY (3-9-07) -- Sophomore middle blocker Niccole Deneke (left) has become the second player from the 2006 Palomar women's volleyball team to accept a scholarship to a four-year college.

Deneke is a 5-foot-10 middle blocker from El Camino High School, has given a verbal commitment to Cal State Monterey Bay. She was an All-Pacific Coast Conference honorable mention selection.

Previously, sophomore setter Sierra Clark accepted a scholarship to Weber State.


Setter Clark will play Division I at Weber State

OGDEN, Utah (2-2-07) -- Palomar women's volleyball setter Sierra Clark (right) has accepted a scholarship to play on the NCAA Division I level next season at Weber State University.

Clark, a 5-foot-10 sophomore from Temecula Valley High School, averaged 9.52 assists per game for the Comets in the fall during the 2006 season. She averaged 10.2 assists per game in the Pacific Coast Conference and was a first-team All-PCC selection.


Clark is voted to all-conference first team

SAN MARCOS (11-20-06) -- Palomar setter Sierra Clark (left), a sophomore from Temecula Valley High School, has been selected to the All-Pacific Coast Conference first team in women's volleyball by PCC coaches.

Jessica Parks (freshman middle blocker, Poteet HS in Dallas, TX) and Tiffany Dunn (freshman outside hitter, Tri-City Christian HS) were named to the second team.

Niccole Deneke (sophomore middle blocker, El Camino HS) and Jennifer Reed (freshman outside hitter, San Marcos HS) received honorable mention.


2005 season ...

PCC Player of Year signs with CS San Bernardino

Lindsey Olhausen (left) has become the third Palomar College women's volleyball player to accept a scholarship to a four-year university, signing with Cal State San Bernardino.

Olhausen, a 5-9 sophomore outside hitter from Poway High School, was the Pacific Coast Conference Player of the Year. She led the PCC with 424 kills in 93 games (an average of 4.56 per game).

Previously, middle blocker Amanda Huntoon signed with Southern Mississippi and libero Jency Bassinger signed with Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tenn.


Huntoon accepts full ride to Southern Miss.

Palomar women's volleyball players Amanda Huntoon (right) and Jency Bassinger both have accepted full scholarships to four-year colleges.

Huntoon, a 6-foot-0 sophomore middle blocker from San Dieguito Academy, has signed with NCAA Division I Southern Mississippi, located in Hattiesburg, Miss. She led the Pacific Coast Conference in blocks this past season, averaging 1.14 per game. Huntoon was a first-team all-conference selection.

Bassinger, a 5-4 sophomore Libero from Vista High School, signed with Division II Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tenn. She was an All-PCC honorable mention pick.


Comets finish 2nd in Pacific Coast Conference

Palomar finished alone in second place in the Pacific Coast Conference in 2005 and clinched a state playoff berth by sweeping San Diego City College 33-31, 30-25, 30-25 Friday night, Nov. 18, at the Palomar Dome.

The Comets got 16 kills and 27 digs from Lindsey Olhausen. Setter Sierra Clark had 40 assists.

Palomar finished the regular season 14-6 overall, 9-3 in conference. The Knights finished 12-7, 8-4.

Coach Karl Seiler's Comets won the conference in 2002 and 2003 and finished second in 2004 behind San Diego Mesa, which went on to place second in the state championships.

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