|CCS Div. IV
Girls' Volleyball Coaches
Varsity: Kamala Sipin
JV: Kristen Pocock
For more information, visit the Soquel High Girls Volleyball Facebook page.
Please contact the coaches or AD below for further information.
Athletic Director: Stu Walters 429-3950
All paperwork must be completed before players can participate. Click on the link below for the page where the paperwork is found and read the instructions before printing.
Athletic Participation Package Page.
Click here to print 2012-2013 League Schedule.
Girls Volleyball 2013-2014
As of // League Record 0-0-0 Overal Record 0-0-0
|DATE ||DAY ||OPPONENT ||LOCATION ||Var Score|
|Game Times: Freshmen 4 p.m. / JV 5:15 p.m. / Varsity 6:30 p.m.
*These Tournaments last all day - see Coach for details.
October 29: SCCAL League Tournament - High Seed Hosts. Exact dates subject to change.
Frequently Asked Questions & Answers
for Volleyball players and parents
Q: What does my $150 donation made out to Soquel High Athletics pay for?
A: 100% of your donation goes to funding your sport, which includes: Coach's Pay, Equipment, Uniforms, Tournaments, Officials, etc.
Q: What do door fees collected at games pay for?
A: 100% of door fees go to pay for referees and other associated fees for all three teams. Fees are set by the SCCAL (Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League). A great deal: buy a Family Pass, it admits 2 Adults/2 Children to all sporting events at Soquel for that year.
Q: How are uniforms & equipment (balls, nets, carts, etc.) paid for?
A: 100% fundraising. All uniforms and equipment are owned by the VB Program and must be returned to the school at the end of the season for athlete use the following year.
Q: Who does the fundraising?
A: Parents & players (with coach approval & parental supervision).
Q: What fundraisers have been done?
A: Snack Bar at every Varsity, and Freshmen & JV games if possible, donated to & run by parents. Working at community events, yard sales, coupon books, parent-solicited banners (hanging in the gym) that generate annual fees. FYI: Car washes have typically been frowned upon because it puts our athletes in the public eye (so to speak).
Q: Can I initiate a team or program fundraiser?
A: Yes. Consult with the Coach/parents and be responsible for it from start to finish.
Q: What can I do to help the team?
A: Check with the Coach & other parents throughout the season to see where you’re needed.
Your high school athlete will most likely ask that you take a back seat in activities. Athletic programs depend on fundraising, so find a way to help from the back seat!!
Q: Where are funds deposited?
A: Directly to the Soquel High Fund account at the bank. Forms are in the miain office to the left right of the trophy case, on the wall. Have all checks made out to Soquel High Fund, with Girls (or Boys) Volleyball on info line. Administered by parents.
There is another account, the ASB account, in the Finance Office at Soquel High. Checks, made out to Soquel High Sports, with Girls (or Boys) Volleyball on the info line, go here. This account is used to pay tournament fees, etc. and is administered by the Coach, Soquel Students, and SC City Schools.
Q: How do I make a donation directly to the Volleyball Program?
A: You can write your check to either one of the above accounts, just make sure to put Girls or Boys Volleyball on the info line. If it’s important to you that the funds be used just for equipment or uniforms, make it out to the Soquel High Fund.
Q: My athlete is on the Freshmen/JV team. Why should I help fundraise? Doesn’t it primarily benefit the Varsity team?
A: Fundraising benefits the entire Girls/Boys VB Program. Consider this:
- Varsity games bring in more door fees due to higher attendance numbers
- Varsity parents work more fundraising events/snack bars
- Varsity represents Soquel High School in competitive SCCAL play.
Freshmen & JV teams feed into Varsity. Let’s support our athletes and coaches and build our VB program, giving our younger players something to strive for.
|So, if you write a check to:
||It pays for:
|Soquel High Fund
||Uniforms, equip., is parent run & tax deduct.
|Soquel High Athletics
||Refs, Umps, Fees, General
|Soquel High, Girls/Boys VB
||Tourney Fees, Coach’s discretion
Q: Can you tell me something about Club Volleyball?
A: Very briefly, Club Volleyball provides an opportunity to play VB just about year-round. All tryouts are open (anyone can try out), take place from early November to December of each year, and programs differ in cost ($600-$5000) according to practice times and locations, number of tournaments played, and travel distance. Athletic philosophies vary! The season is from late Fall to early June or July depending on the club. For more info:
|Northern California Volleyball Association
||Director: Sissy Nilssen
|Main Beach (girls)
||Director: Jan Furman
|Santa Cruz (girls)
||Director: Donna Beronia
|Bear Club (boys)
|Summit (girls & boys)
Q: Where else can my athlete play volleyball in Santa Cruz?
|US Youth Volleyball League
||Spring/Summer, volleyball.org/usyvl 5-18 yrs
|Capitola Parks & Recreation
||Indoor, Beach, Winter & Summer Camps 12-18 yrs
|Santa Cruz Parks & Recreation
||Beach, Summer Camps, EVP, Matt Carlin Camp 5-18+
|California Beach VB Association
Local contact: Mark Hull (831)724-3674
|Twin Lakes Church Open Gym Drop-in
||Comp level 16 yrs+ Thurs. 7-9 or later Yr. Round
|New Brighton Open Gym Drop-in $5
||Int & Int/Adv nets 16 yrs + Saturdays 9-12 Yr. Round
Congratulations to Bria Morgan and Ragine Graves there were named Co-MVP's for the SCCAL for Girls Volleyball. Also honored for Sophomore, Sarah Savoca, First Team, Camille Steber, Second Team, Alex Quinn, Honorable Mention, Cassidy Donaldson, Faith Apolskis, Madison Rocha, Gabby David. Wow!!! Great work Lady Knights
Girls Volleyball - CIF NorCal State Girls Division IV Championships
Round 1 - Soquel High won 3-0 with scores of 25-12, 25-14, 25-16.
Round 2 - Soquel High won 3-1 with scores of 25-13, 21-25, 25-23, 25-12.
NorCal Finals - Sadly, Soquel lost 1-3 with scores of 21-25, 25-18, 23-25, 12-25. They played hard and had a great season, with an overall record for the year of 39-6. It was last in 1992 when a Girls Volleyball team made it to the NorCal Finals. Great Job Girls!
Read the wonderful letter from Coach Kamala Sipin belowl.
League Record 14-0-0 Overall Record 39-6-0 as of 11/29/11
Congratulations Girls Volleyball- SCCAL Champs!
From Kamala Sipin - Varsity Coach
November 30, 2011
Who would have thought Soquel Girls Volleyball would be playing through Thanksgiving and one match short of a State Championship? The
2011/2012 Girls Varsity Volleyball team has proven that they want to go down in the record books as the first team to win CCS, the first
team not just to go to NorCal, but to fight their way annihilating teams to get to a NorCal Championship Match, and also as the most
incredible team in the history of Soquel volleyball. To say I am proud doesn't touch a fraction of the emotion I feel for this team or
for this program. I have never coached a group of girls who relentlessly showed up to practice, ready to focus, ready to
contribute, and ready to write history. The 2011/2012 girls varsity team raised the volleyball bar, not just within myself as a coach, not
just within our program, but with people across Northern and Southern California.Both the Freshman and the Junior Varsity teams have also worked tremendously hard to improve over the years and have really shown the Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League that Soquel has a VERY bright future.
I want to thank the parents and support systems (aunts, uncles,step-parents, cousins, sisters, brothers, grandparents, friends, the
list is endless) that each player has. You have shown us that if your girls want to dedicate themselves to something you will support their
every move and help fight for their goals. Whether cheering as loud as you can at the matches, helping fill snack bar or ticket sale
positions, driving 3.5 hours to a match or filling for another teams match duties so that other parents can focus on their daughters, we
really have an incredibly family within our volleyball community. Thank you to all the coaches Danielle, Kristen, Julianne and Brett and
also our Athletic Director Stu Walters for all the time spent dedicating yourselves to the girls and making this season happen.
Also, each team-parent, your duties are endless and your effort is so commendable. I want to especially thank Laurie Morgan who assumed the
varsity team-parent role even though her daughter was a senior (normally they pass the roles on to a younger player/parent). You
have helped guide me and the entire program to the position we have been so fortunate to have gotten to. Without your vigilant dedication
to communicating with parents and organizing our chaos, we would not have had the season we had.Moral of my story: Soquel Girls Volleyball ROCKS...
The Soquel Girls Volleyball parents and their support systems ROCK, and I am honored to have been apart of the history we created this year!I want to leave you with this quote... "Success is not measured by what you accomplish but by the opposition you have encountered, and
the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds." -Orison Swett Marden
Thank you for everything!--
Coach Soquel High Girls Volleyball
End of the Season Record
Girls Volleyball Wins 3-0 against Sacred Heart Prep - Next NorCals!
Girls Volleyball Wins 3-0 against Santa Catalina - next game: Semi-Finals - Wedneday, Nov 16, 7:30 pm at Menlo School in Atherton
Girls Volleyball Loses to Aptos 3-0 - From the Santa Cruz Sentinel - "I'm really proud of them," Knights coach Kamala Sipin said. "A lot of people are going to read the paper tomorrow and say, Oh, Soquel lost.' But we had the best season Soquel volleyball has ever had ... and it's not over yet." They did win a co-championship and will continue in playoffs this week. CCS D IV Quarter Finals-Thursday, Nov. 10th - 7pm
The Soquel High Girls Volleyball team has started the season strong with intense conditioning, long training hours and a commitment to once again raise the bar for Soquel High Girls Volleyball. Over the past three seasons the varsity team has broke a nine year CCS dry streak, not only entering the regional playoffs in 2008 but following up with being seated #1 in 2010. All three teams have big goals and extensive plans for making those goals a reality.Without graduating anyone in 2010, the Varsity Lady Knights enter their 2011 season with four seniors, SCCAL Co-MVP outside hitter Bria Morgan, SCCAL First Team setter Ragine Graves, SCCAL First Team libero Camille Steber and Honorable Mention middle blocker Alex Quinn. One player to keep your eye on is newly added 6'1" sophomore middle blocker Sarah Savoca. With the entire team committed to building a tradition that can be carried on for years to follow, they know they have their work cut out and are excited to get started!