Women's Volleyball

Women's volleyball team ranked 12th in final state poll of year Dec 13, 2016 After upsetting MiraCosta in its final match of the regular season and then stunning Santa Barbara City in the first round of the playoffs, Irvine Valley moves up 13 spots to end up ranked No. 12 by the CCCWVCA. read more
Women's volleyball team stuns No. 7 team in the state in five
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Nov 14, 2016 Irvine Valley, ranked 22nd, takes the final two sets to beat MiraCosta, 22-25, 25-16, 20-25, 25-23, 18-16, in a nonconference match at home on Monday. IVC fought off two match points in the fifth set before winning. read more
December 13, 2016 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball team ranked 12th in final state poll of year After upsetting MiraCosta in its final match of the regular season and then stunning Santa Barbara City in the first round of the playoffs, Irvine Valley moves up 13 spots to end up ranked No. 12 by...
November 30, 2016 | Women's Volleyball Four women's volleyball players named to all-OEC teams Irvine Valley's Taira Ka'awaloa and Hailey Riden were named first team all-Orange Empire Conference and Lucee Fitzgerald and Kylie Miller were picked to the second team by coaches. IVC finished the...
November 29, 2016 | Women's Volleyball Former IVC standout Annie Mitchem named all-Big West at Hawaii Annie Mitchem, who was a two-year volleyball star at Irvine Valley, was named first team all-Big West Conference this past week for Hawai'i. The Rainbow Wahine have been 17-1 with Mitchem on the court...
November 26, 2016 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball team falls at El Camino to end season After upsetting Santa Barbara City in the first round of the So. Cal. Regional Playoffs, IVC can't get by El Camino in the second round on the road on Saturday night. IVC finishes the season with a...
November 23, 2016 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball team pulls off playoff upset on the road Irvine Valley, seeded 14th, outlasts No. 3 Santa Barbara City in five sets Tuesday night in Santa Barbara. The Vaqueros had won their conference and lost to just one other team all season. IVC moves...
November 14, 2016 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball team stuns No. 7 team in the state in five Irvine Valley, ranked 22nd, takes the final two sets to beat MiraCosta, 22-25, 25-16, 20-25, 25-23, 18-16, in a nonconference match at home on Monday. IVC fought off two match points in the fifth set...
November 9, 2016 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball team sweeps Santa Ana on sophomore night Irvine Valley wraps up its Orange Empire Conference schedule Wednesday night with a 27-25, 25-17, 25-17 win over Santa Ana. The Lasers, who are fourth in the OEC standings, host MiraCosta in a...
November 7, 2016 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball team bounces back with win at Fullerton Irvine Valley comes back from a loss to Golden West last Friday with a four-set win at Fullerton in an Orange Empire Conference match on Monday night. Lucee Fitzgerald and Taira Ka'awaloa each...
November 4, 2016 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball team falls to Golden West on Dig Pink night Irvine Valley has its chances and set points in the first two sets, but can't close them out against Golden West in a 27-25, 26-24, 25-19 defeat on Friday night. IVC's record slips to 11-6 overall and...
November 2, 2016 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball team outlasts Saddleback in five sets Irvine Valley avenges an early season loss to Saddleback by beating the Gauchos, 25-20, 25-20, 25-27, 21-25, 20-18 in a big Orange Empire Conference match on Wednesday night. Taira Ka'awaloa finishes...
October 28, 2016 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball team battles to beat Riverside in four Irvine Valley bounces back from a loss at Cypress on Wednesday and wins its sixth match in its last seven contests with a 25-21, 16-25, 25-15, 25-21 Orange Empire Conference victory over Riverside at...
October 26, 2016 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball team has win streak snapped at Cypress Irvine Valley falls in three straight sets, 25-14, 25-22, 25-17 at Cypress, which is the top team in the Orange Empire Conference. Hannah Holder has seven kills and Lucee Fitzgerald finishes with...
October 21, 2016 | Women's Volleyball Volleyball team wins fifth straight with another sweep Irvine Valley defeats Santiago Canyon, which is in its first year as a program, 25-13, 25-18, 25-16, in an Orange Empire Conference match at home. IVC improves its record to 9-4 overall and 7-3 in...
October 20, 2016 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball team continues to roll, sweeps Orange Coast Irvine Valley wins its fourth Orange Empire Conference match in a row, beating Orange Coast, 25-16, 25-19, 25-15, on the road Wednesday night. Kylie Miller had seven blocks and five kills to lead the...
October 13, 2016 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball team wins third straight, tops Santa Ana Irvine Valley continues its hot streak, beating Santa Ana, 25-17, 25-19, 19-25, 25-18 in an Orange Empire Conference match on the road on Wednesday. Taira Ka'awaloa shines with 18 kills and a .444...
October 7, 2016 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball team finishes perfect week with a sweep After rallying to defeat Golden West in five sets on the road on Wednesday, Irvine Valley sweeps Fullerton, 25-22, 25-20, 25-16, at home in an Orange Empire Conference match on Friday night. IVC...
October 5, 2016 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyall team bounces back with big road victory Irvine Valley snaps a three-match skid and gets right back in the Orange Empire Conference race with a 22-25, 25-20, 23-25, 25-18, 15-12 win at Golden West on Wednesday night. Lucce Fitzgerald and...
September 30, 2016 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball team falls to Saddleback in four Irvine Valley wins the first set, but Saddleback takes the next three sets for the victory in an Orange Empire Conference match at IVC on Friday night. The Lasers had set points in both the second and...
September 29, 2016 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball team outlasted at Riverside Irvine Valley falls to the Tigers in five sets on the road Wednesday night in an Orange Empire Conference match. Irvine Valley sees its record slip to 4-3 overall and 2-2 in conference. Riverside...
September 26, 2016 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball team moves up six spots in state rankings After taking Cypress to five sets on last Friday at home in an important Orange Empire Conference match, Irvine Valley moves up six spots in this week's CCCWVCA rankings. IVC is at Riverside in...
September 23, 2016 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball team battles, but falls in five to Cypress Irvine Valley drops the first two sets, rallies to take the next two, but loses in five sets to Cypress, 25-18, 25-23, 18-25, 16-25, 15-12, in a key Orange Empire Conference match Friday at IVC. It is...
September 22, 2016 | Women's Volleyball Volleyball team sweeps Santiago Canyon, gears up for Cypress Irvine Valley, ranked 22nd in the state, wins its second straight match to open Orange Empire Conference play. The Lasers beat Santiago Canyon, 25-14, 25-12, 25-10. IVC takes on eighth-ranked Cypress...
September 19, 2016 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball team wins two, drops in state rankings Irvine Valley fell three spots in the California Community College Athletics Women's Volleyball Coaches Association rankings this week. The Lasers swept Palomar and then beat Orange Coast in four sets...
September 16, 2016 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball team looks solid in conference opener Irvine Valley beats Orange Coast, 25-18, 25-22, 16-25, 25-13, on Friday at home in the Orange Empire Conference opener. Taira Ka'awaloa, Juju Cannon and Alissa Blevins lead the Lasers, who win their...
September 14, 2016 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball team sweeps at Palomar for second win Irvine Valley defeats Palomar, 25-17, 25-17, 25-12, on the road in a nonconference match on Tuesday night. IVC, which was led by Taira Ka'awaloa's 12 kills and 11 digs, plays again on Friday, hosting...
September 13, 2016 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball team ranked 19th in state in first poll Irvine Valley comes in at No. 19 in the first state poll, which was put out on Monday. The Lasers are also ranked 11th in Southern California. IVC plays at Palomar Tuesday night and then hosts Orange...
September 9, 2016 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball team suffers first loss of the year Irvine Valley wins the first set, but then drops the next three in a 26-28, 25-22, 25-21, 25-21 defeat to College of the Canyons on the road on Wednesday night. Freshman Taira Ka'awaloa led the way...
August 31, 2016 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball team, new coach pick up first win of season Irvine Valley sweeps Antelope Valley, 25-14, 25-15, 25-13 on Wednesday night at home in its first match of the year. The Lasers were playing for new head coach Nate Ngo, who has taken over on an...
August 24, 2016 | Women's Volleyball Kari Pestolesi named women's volleyball coach at Cerritos Former Irvine Valley assistant Kari Pestolesi is now leading the volleyball program at Cerritos College. She helped the Lasers during the 2012 and 2015 seasons and is the daughter of longtime IVC...
August 10, 2016 | Women's Volleyball No. 6 Story of the Year - Tom Pestolesi's well-deserved honors Irvine Valley volleyball coach Tom Pestolesi won his 300th match with the women's team and then was put into the CCCMVCA Hall of Fame for his work with the men's program. Pestolesi has won three men's...
August 8, 2016 | Men's Soccer No. 7 Story of the Year - Scheevel and Waterman 15-16 AOYS Women's volleyball and beach volleyball player Kayla Scheevel and men's soccer player Toby Waterman were named Irvine Valley's athletes of the year for 2015-16 at an end of the year luncheon. Both...
August 4, 2016 | Women's Volleyball No. 8 Story of the Year - Volleyball team wins another OEC title Despite returning just four players and two starters from its 2014 state title team, Irvine Valley women's volleyball team improved throughout the year enough to win the program's third Orange Empire...
August 3, 2016 Eva Lee and Nate Ngo represent Irvine Valley at the Olympics Former Irvine Valley state champion badminton player Eva Lee and current Laser volleyball coach Nate Ngo are part of the United States contingent at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The Games get...
July 29, 2016 Honorable Mention Story of the Year - Volleyball scholars The 2015 Irvine Valley beach volleyball team and former IVC standout Marisa Doran were given awards at the annual CCCAA convention earlier this year. And Emily Reinking and Kayla Scheevel were honored...
July 26, 2016 Beach volleyball player Hannah Matt headed to Long Beach State The standout beach and indoor player at Irvine Valley will play on the sand next season for Long Beach State. Matt helped Irvine Valley to state titles in both indoor and beach during the 2014-15...
July 23, 2016 | Men's Tennis Top 10 IVC athletics stories of 2015-16 starts next week In leading up to the start of the 2016-17 athletics campaign at Irvine Valley in late August, the Laser athletic department will begin counting down the top 10 IVC sports stories from the 2015-16...
July 14, 2016 | Women's Volleyball Nate Ngo named interim head coach for women's volleyball team Nate Ngo, who is part of the USA coaching staff and was an Irvine Valley assistant coach for both the men's and women's teams this past year, will take over the IVC women's program this fall while Tom...
June 22, 2016 | Women's Volleyball Volleyball coach Tom Pestolesi headed to Hawaii this fall Irvine Valley state champion coach Tom Pestolesi will be a volunteer assistant coach at the University of Hawaii this fall as part of his sabbatical. Pestolesi guided the IVC women's volleyball team...
June 16, 2016 | Women's Volleyball Emily Reinking and Sam Cohen honored by Irvine Exchange Club Women's volleyball player Emily Reinking and men's tennis player Sam Cohen were recently named Irvine Valley's scholar athletes of the year. They were honored by the Exchange Club of Irvine at a...
June 13, 2016 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball player Kayla Scheevel signs with TCU Kayla Scheevel, who was named the Orange Empire co-Most Valuable Player of the year for Irvine Valley in 2015, has signed with Texas Christian University. Scheevel was a key player on IVC's 2014 team...
June 13, 2016 | Women's Volleyball 2016 Irvine Valley fall season schedules posted The fall schedules for the Irvine Valley men's and women's soccer teams, women's volleyball team and women's golf team have been posted. Click on the sport or on schedules for the team to view the...
June 7, 2016 | Women's Volleyball Athletes honored in annual end of year awards luncheon The Irvine Valley athletics department honored its scholar athletes, athletes of the year, team of the year, community award winners, character champions, among others in an end of year luncheon for...
June 6, 2016 Volleyball player Emily Reinking signs with Grand Canyon Irvine Valley sophomore standout Emily Reinking has signed to play women's beach volleyball next season at Division 1 Grand Canyon University. Reinking won a pairs state title in beach and was named...
June 1, 2016 | Men's Tennis Irvine Valley athletics program places 14th among state's best Irvine Valley's athletics program placed 14th in the state for the 2015-16 school year among community colleges in the state. IVC was once again the highest finisher among non-football institutions.
May 12, 2016 | Men's Tennis IVC teams, athletes and coaches honored at Campus Celebration Irvine Valley's men's tennis, men's soccer, women's badminton, women's beach volleyball and women's volleyball teams were among those honored at the first Campus Community Recognition Celebration on...
May 6, 2016 | Women's Volleyball Kayla Scheevel, Emily Reinking earn academic volleyball honors The Irvine Valley duo was recently named to the California community College Women's Volleyball Coaches Association Scholar Athlete Team for the state for the fall 2015 season.
December 3, 2015 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball team has six selected all-OEC, Scheevel MVP Kayla Scheevel is named co-Most Valuable Player of the Orange Empire Conference, Jenna Olbright, Hannah Matt and Emily Reinking are named to the first team and Hailey Riden and Olivia Aguilar are...
November 29, 2015 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball team has season end in Santa Barbara Irvine Valley sees its great year wrap up after a 28-26, 25-22, 17-25, 25-21 loss at Santa Barbara City in the second round of the So. Cal. Regional Playoffs last Friday. IVC still won its third...
November 24, 2015 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball team dominates Mesa in playoff opener Irvine Valley, the defending state champion, rolls past San Diego Mesa, 25-15, 25-15, 25-6 in the first round of the So. Cal. Playoffs Tuesday at home. Olivia Aguilar has 15 kills and Kayla Scheevel...
November 23, 2015 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball to host San Diego Mesa in playoffs Tuesday Irvine Valley, which won the Orange Empire Conference, was tabbed as a No. 8 seed and will play No. 9 San Diego Mesa on Tuesday at 6 p.m.
November 19, 2015 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball team wraps up regular season with sweep Irvine Valley wins at Orange Coast, 25-22, 25-21, 25-17 on Wednesday night to finish the regular season with a record of 15-5 overall and 12-2 in conference. IVC now awaits the announcement of the...
November 13, 2015 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball team wins third conference title in a row Irvine Valley beats Cypress in four sets Friday at home and clinches the OEC title. IVC gets 20 kills from Olivia Aguilar, 16 kills and 24 digs from Kayla Scheevel, 25 digs from Emily Reinking and 51...
November 10, 2015 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball team moves closer to conference title Irvine Valley sweeps at Saddleback, 25-15, 25-15, 25-11, Tuesday to get within a win of the Orange Empire Conference title. IVC holds a match lead over Fullerton with two left to go in conference. The...
November 9, 2015 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball team still in first place after tough loss Irvine Valley isn't at its best in a five-set loss at Fullerton on Friday in an Orange Empire Conference match. But thanks to some help, the Lasers remain all alone in first place in the standings....
November 4, 2015 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball team downs Riverside in three tough sets Irvine Valley gets a sweep over Riverside, but it isn't easy, earning a 25-19, 25-21, 27-25 victory on Wednesday night at home. The victory, IVC's sixth straight, improves its record to 12-4 overall...
October 31, 2015 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball team on top of its game in sweep at GWC Irvine Valley plays one of its best matches of the season, sweeping Golden West, 25-12, 25-18, 26-24, on the road on Friday night. It was IVC's fifth straight win and kept it alone in first place in...
October 28, 2015 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball team wins fourth in a row, sweeps Dons Irvine Valley stays in first place in the Orange Empire Conference with a 25-8, 25-18, 25-12 win over Santa Ana at home on Wednesday night. Olivia Aguilar finishes with 14 kills and Hannah Matt adds...
October 27, 2015 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball team moves up to No. 13 in state rankings Irvine Valley moves up four spots after sweeping Cypress on the road and Orange Coast at home in four sets last week. The Lasers, with a record of 9-4 overall and 6-1 in the Orange Empire Conference...
October 23, 2015 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball team ends first round of OEC play with a win Irvine Valley beats Orange Coast, 25-7, 25-11, 18-25, 25-9 on Friday at home to finish the first round of Orange Empire Conference play in a tie for first place with a record of 6-1. The Lasers host...
October 21, 2015 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball team sweeps Cypress, back in first place Irvine Valley's 25-21, 25-16, 25-20 win at previously undefeated in Orange Empire Conference play Cypress puts the Lasers in a three-way tie for first place in the OEC standings. IVC hosts Orange...
October 16, 2015 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball team sweeps Saddleback on Dig Pink Night Irvine Valley bounces back from its first loss in Orange Empire Conference play with a 25-20, 25-12, 25-15 win over Saddleback on Dig Pink Night at IVC on Friday. All money raised will be donated to...
October 14, 2015 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball team can't get untracked against Fullerton Irvine Valley, which was 3-0 in Orange Empire Conference play, loses to Fullerton, 25-21, 19-25, 25-23, 25-21, at home on Wednesday night. IVC gets 14 kills from Olivia Aguilar. The Lasers host...
October 10, 2015 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball team sweeps Riverside, moves to 3-0 in OEC Irvine Valley beats Riverside, 25-15, 25-23, 25-15, in an Orange Empire Conference match on the road on Friday. Irvine Valley gets 10 kills each from Kayla Scheevel and Kayla Shields in the win. Emily...
October 7, 2015 | Women's Volleyball Third-set surge lifts women's volleyball team past Golden West Irvine Valley wins the final two sets, including using a big rally to take the third, and beats Golden West, 25-21, 22-25, 25-22, 25-17, in an Orange Empire Conference match Wednesday night at home....
October 4, 2015 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball team sweeps Santa Ana to open conference Irvine Valley wins at Santa Ana, 25-8, 25-17. 25-8, Friday night. The Lasers hit .472 as a team. Kayla Scheevel had 12 kills and 12 digs and hit .571. Irvine Valley plays again on Wednesday, hosting...
September 30, 2015 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball team loses to Vanguard, readies for OEC play Irvine Valley faced a tough Vanguard squad and came up shot on Tuesday night at Vanguard. The Lions were ranked No. 10 in the country in the NAIA. IVC's next match will be its conference opener -...
September 25, 2015 | Women's Volleyball Tom Pestolesi chosen as an OEC coach of the year for 2014-15 The long-time IVC coach had school year to remember with the Lasers winning state titles in both indoor and sand volleyball. He earned his 250th win and was also named regional coach of the year...
September 24, 2015 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball team wins second in a row, beats Marauders Irvine Valley made the trip to Antelope Valley for a nonconference match on Wednesday and came away with a 26-24, 25-14, 25-10 victory. IVC was led by middle blockers Hailey Riden and Kayla Shields,...
September 16, 2015 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball team sweeps on the road at Moorpark Irvine Valley evens its 2015 record at 2-2 with a 25-22, 25-17, 25-15 victory on the road on Wednesday night. Kayla Scheevel leads the way with 13 kills and 18 digs. Hannah Matt adds 11 kills and...
September 9, 2015 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball team falls to Canyons in four sets at home Irvine Valley has its chances in the match, but loses, 26-24, 21-25, 25-21, 25-13, to an undefeated Canyons team on Wednesday night at home. Kayla Scheevel and Hannah Matt each end up with 13 kills...
September 6, 2015 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball team drops first match of season Irvine Valley lost on the road Friday night, running into a tough MiraCosta squad, 25-18, 25-18, 25-22. IVC, which was led by Kayla Scheevel's nine kills, saw its record slip to 1-1 overall. The...
September 2, 2015 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball team records solid win in 2015 opener Irvine Valley, the defending state champion, opened the season with a four-set win over Palomar at home on Wednesday night. Sophomore returners Hannah Matt, Kayla Scheevel and Emily Reinking led the...
August 24, 2015 | Women's Volleyball No. 1 Story of the Year - Annie Mitchem's dominant IVC run There has been no better athlete in the history of Irvine Valley athletics that Annie Mitchem. She was a two-time national Two-Year Player of the Year in indoor volleyball and named the overall state...
August 21, 2015 | Women's Volleyball No. 2 Story of the Year - Women's volleyball team is perfect Irvine Valley won its first ever state title last fall, beating defending champion Cabrillo in the final. IVC finished the year with a record of 27-0. It dropped just seven sets all year and had three...
August 10, 2015 | Women's Volleyball (Tie) No. 10 Story of the Year - Kobi Pekich OEC Character Champion Sophomore women's indoor and sand volleyball state champion Kobi Pekich was named the Orange Empire Conference female Character Champion award winner in May for her thoughtful actions and leadership...
August 8, 2015 | Women's Volleyball (Tie) No. 10 Story of the Year - IVC athletics 12th in state Irvine Valley athletics, backed by state titles in women's volleyball, men's tennis and women's sand volleyball, had its best finish ever in the NATYCAA Cup, which recognizes the top athletic programs...
August 1, 2015 | Women's Volleyball Mitchem and Ucelay named IVC athletes of year for 2014-15 Annie Mitchem and Guillermo Ucelay put together two of the most dominant two-year runs ever by athletes at Irvine Valley. Both led their respective Laser teams to their first ever state championships...
July 29, 2015 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball team earns AVCA Academic Award Irvine Valley, which won indoor and sand state titles during the 2014-15 school year, adds a scholar team award by the American Volleyball Coaches Association. IVC is just one of three California...
July 15, 2015 | Women's Volleyball Annie Mitchem named CCCAA female athlete of year for 2014-15 Annie Mitchem, a sophomore volleyball player at Irvine Valley, was named the CCCCAA female state athlete of the year for all sports. She led IVC to women's indoor and sand volleyball state titles...
July 13, 2015 | Women's Volleyball Coach Tom Pestolesi on USA staff for Pan American Games Irvine Valley director of volleyball and women's indoor and sand coach Tom Pestolesi is the manager for the United States men's team at the Pan American Games. The USA team plays its first match on...
July 9, 2015 | Women's Volleyball Volleyball assistant Kaleo Baxter added to staff at UC Irvine Kaleo Baxter a former star and two-time state champion on the Irvine Valley men's volleyball team and an assistant coach for the Lasers' state champion women's team last year has landed a new coaching...
June 30, 2015 | Men's Tennis Irvine Valley College athletics places 12th in NATYCAA Cup The Lasers end up 12th in the state standings for two-year colleges. It is IVC's best-ever finish in the cup competition. Irvine Valley won state titles in women's volleyball, men's tennis and sand...
June 22, 2015 | Women's Volleyball Doran and Murray honored as IVC's scholar athletes of the year Women's volleyball player Marisa Doran and men's volleyball player Cole Murray were honored as Irvine Valley's 2014-15 scholar athletes of the year at a luncheon by the Exchange Club of Irvine last...
June 10, 2015 | Women's Volleyball Volleyball player Hailey Jones headed to San Diego State Sophomore setter Hailey Jones, a two-year starter for Irvine Valley, helped the Lasers go 51-2 the past two seasons and earn the program's first ever State Championship in 2014. She is also a two-time...
June 1, 2015 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball player Marisa Doran signs with New Mexico Sophomore standout outside hitter Marisa Doran recently signed with the University of New Mexico. She helped IVC win state championships in indoor and sand volleyball this past school year and also...
May 27, 2015 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball player Shaelyn Perez signs with UC San Diego Sophomore Shaelyn Perez was a part of two state titles this school year at IVC. Irvine Valley won its first-ever indoor title and then captured the inaugural sand state title. Perez was also a star...
May 8, 2015 | Women's Volleyball Volleyball player Kobi Pekich earns Character Champion Award Kobi Pekich, a sophomore women's indoor volleyball player and sand volleyball player, was recognized as the Orange Empire Conference Fair-Play Character Champion female award winner for her efforts on...
December 18, 2014 | Women's Volleyball Annie Mitchem is AVCA Two-Year National Player of Year again The middle blocker led the Irvine Valley women's volleyball team to its first ever State Championship. She is just the second player in the history of the AVCA Two-Year National Player of Year award...
December 17, 2014 | Women's Volleyball Volleyball's Mitchem, Doran and Pestolesi earn more honors Annie Mitchem is named all-state, Marisa Doran is picked all-region and coach Tom Pestolesi is named the co-coach of the year for Southern California. The Lasers won their first ever state championshi...
December 11, 2014 | Women's Volleyball Standout volleyball player Annie Mitchem signs with Hawaii The Irvine Valley star middle blocker signed with Hawaii last month. She just finished leading the Lasers to their first ever CCCAA State Championships title last weekend and was named tournament MVP.
December 7, 2014 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball team caps undefeated year with state title Irvine Valley goes 3-0 in the State Championships, including beating defending champ Cabrillo in four sets Sunday in the final, to bring the first ever women's volleyball title to IVC. Annie Mitchem...
December 6, 2014 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball team in state final after sweeping Cabrillo Irvine Valley beats the defending state champion, 25-14, 25-13, 25-20, to move on to the State Championship final on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. IVC hit an impressive .398 as a team in the match.
December 6, 2014 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball team starts state with a win Irvine Valley gets by Feather River, 25-9, 23-25, 25-20, 25-16, on Saturday afternoon at Cabrillo College. IVC moves on to play again Saturday night against defending state champion Cabrillo at 7 p.m.
December 4, 2014 | Women's Volleyball 2014 CCCAA Women's Volleyball State Championship preview Irvine Valley, making its second straight appearance in the double-elimination state event after finishing third last season, opens with a match against Feather River on Saturday at 4:30 p.m.
December 3, 2014 | Women's Volleyball Mitchem and Pestolesi highlight all-conference volleyball honors Annie Mitchem, Irvine Valley's sophomore middle blocker standout, is named the Orange Empire Conference player of the year for the second year in a row and Tom Pestolesi is picked as conference coach...
December 2, 2014 | Women's Volleyball Volleyball team hosts El Camino with trip to state on line Irvine Valley, seeded first, hosts No. 4 El Camino tonight at 6 p.m. in a So. Cal. Regional Final. IVC has a record of 23-0, while El Camino comes in at 24-2. The Lasers are trying to make the state...
December 2, 2014 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball team headed back to State Championships Irvine Valley, seeded No. 1, beats fourth-seeded El Camino, 25-17, 25-15, 23-25, 25-16, Tuesday night at home in a So. Cal. Regional Final. IVC, with a record of 24-0, makes the final-four State...
November 29, 2014 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball team moves on to So. Cal. Regional Final Top-seeded Irvine Valley gets all it can handle from No. 9 Canyons in the second round of the playoffs on Saturday night at home, but pulls through with a 26-24, 25-18, 25-17 win. Annie Mitchem...
November 26, 2014 | Women's Volleyball Coach Tom Pestolesi honored for 250th win The 17-year Irvine Valley women's volleyball coach picked up his 250th win last season. He was presented a commemorative ball by his wife Diane and children Kari, Danny and Tommy before IVC's playoff...
November 25, 2014 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball team has sweeping start to playoffs Irvine Valley, seeded first in the So. Cal. Regional Playoffs, beats No. 16 San Diego Mesa, 25-11, 25-15, 25-14, Tuesday night at home. Marisa Doran leads with 13 kills. IVC hosts No. 9 Canyons on...
November 24, 2014 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball team gets top seed in So. Cal. Regionals Irvine Valley, which has a record of 21-0 overall, won a coin flip with also undefeated Grossmont for the No. 1 seed in the regionals. IVC hosts No. 16 San Diego Mesa on Tuesday at 6 p.m. in an...
November 19, 2014 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball team sweeps Fullerton on Sophomore Night Irvine Valley ends the regular season on a high with its 21st straight win, downing Fullerton, 25-17, 25-22, 25-23, at home on Wednesday night. IVC also honors its seven sophomore players.
November 14, 2014 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball team sweeps Orange Coast for 20th win Irvine Valley improves its record to 20-0 overall and 13-0 in the Orange Empire Conference with a 25-15, 25-18, 25-16 victory over Orange Coast at home Friday night. Annie Mitchem leads the way with...
November 12, 2014 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball team wins conference title outright Irvine Valley, which had already clinched a share of the Orange Empire Conference title last week, takes it outright with a four-set win at Cypress on Wednesday night. Marisa Doran led the way with 17...
November 7, 2014 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball team clinches at least share of OEC title Irvine Valley sweeps Saddleback, 25-16, 25-13, 25-14, Friday at home to improve its record to 18-0 overall and 11-0 in conference. IVC is three matches ahead of Cypress in the standings. IVC can...
November 5, 2014 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball team has easy time at Santa Ana Irvine Valley, ranked No. 2 in state, sweeps on the road at Santa Ana, 25-12, 25-18, 25-6, Wednesday and moves four matches closer to and undefeated regular season. IVC plays again at home on Friday...
November 1, 2014 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball team improves to 16-0 with sweep at Riverside Irvine Valley picks up its 16th win of the season, beating Riverside on the road, 25-17, 25-19, 25-9, on the road on Friday night. Annie Mitchem leads the way with 15 kills. IVC plays again Wednesday...
October 29, 2014 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball team sweeps Golden West on Dig Pink night Irvine Valley defeats Golden West, 25-11, 25-19, 25-12, Wednesday at home on a night dedicated to supporting breast cancer awareness through the SideOut Foundation's Dig Pink Project. IVC runs its...
October 28, 2014 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball Dig Pink night set for Wednesday Irvine Valley, ranked No. 2 in the state, hosts No. 11 Golden West on Wednesday at 6 p.m. It is IVC's annual Dig Pink match with proceeds from ticket sales and raffles going to support breast cancer...
October 27, 2014 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball team tops Fullerton in four Irvine Valley drops its first set since Aug. 25, but beats Fullerton, 22-25, 25-17, 25-16, 25-13, Friday on the road. Kobi Pekich has a big match with a team-high 16 kills and 14 digs. IVC hosts...
October 22, 2014 | Women's Volleyball Volleyball player Annie Mitchem is CCCAA athlete of the month The 6-2 All-American middle blocker on Irvine Valley women's volleyball team has the Lasers ranked No. 2 in the state and No. 1 in Southern California. She leads the state in hitting percentage and is...
October 22, 2014 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball team breezes by Orange Coast Irvine Valley plays one of its best matches of the season in winning on the road at OCC, 25-16, 25-16, 25-19. Annie Mitchem records 15 kills and four blocks and Juju Cannon plays big down the stretch....
October 17, 2014 | Women's Volleyball Mitchem's big night carries women's volleyball team to victory Irvine Valley has to rally in the final two sets, but picks up its 12th straight win and 11th sweep in a row in a 25-14, 25-17, 25-23 Orange Empire Conference win over Cypress Friday at home. Annie...
October 16, 2014 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball team keeps streak going against Saddleback The Lasers improve to 11-0 overall and 4-0 in the Orange Empire Conference with a 25-10, 25-7, 25-12 win on the road on Wednesday night. IVC hit .517 as a team and was led by freshman Juju Cannon with...
October 10, 2014 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball team beats Santa Ana, improves to 10-0 Irvine Valley records its ninth consecutive sweep and stays unbeaten on the year with a 25-10, 25-8, 25-17 Orange Empire Conference victory over the Dons Friday night. Marisa Doran leads with 11 kills...
October 8, 2014 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball team sweeps eighth straight match IVC, ranked No. 2 in the state, starts slow, but is able to pick up the pace and still put away Riverside in three sets, 25-18, 25-11, 25-6 in a conference match at home Wednesday night. Kobi Pekich...
October 3, 2014 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball team dominates conference opener on road The Lasers, ranked second in the state, beat rival Golden West, 25-19, 25-23, 25-21, on Friday night. Irvine Valley improves its record to 8-0. All-American Annie Mitchem finishes with 18 kills, four...
September 30, 2014 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball team moves to 7-0 with sweep of Vanguard The Lasers beat a second NAIA school this season, defeating No. 21 Vanguard, 25-20, 25-15, 25-18, at home Tuesday night. Marisa Doran had 14 kills and Annie Mitchem added 12 kills and hit .556 for...
September 19, 2014 | Women's Volleyball Volleyball coach happy to have May and Baxter on board Legend Butch May and former Irvine Valley men's team standout Kaleo Baxter are part of IVC coach Tom Pestolesi's women's volleyball staff this season. The Lasers are off to a 6-0 start and ranked No....
September 17, 2014 | Women's Volleyball Sophomores lead women's volleyball team sweep The Lasers, ranked No. 2 in the state and No. 1 in Southern California, win on the road at Santa Barbara City, 28-26, 25-13, 25-11, Wednesday night. Santa Barbara City was ranked ninth in the state....
September 12, 2014 | Women's Volleyball Doran paces women's volleyball team in sweep over Moorpark Sophomore Marisa Doran finished with 17 kills, including eight in the first set, to help Irvine Valley stay undefeated on the season with a 25-18, 25-16, 25-17 win over Moorpark Friday afternoon. IVC...
September 11, 2014 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball team breezes by Palomar The Lasers sweep their second straight opponent, beating the Comets, 25-18, 25-17, 25-16, Wednesday night on the road. IVC gets 10 kills and eight digs from Annie Mitchem and five kills and 10 digs...
September 6, 2014 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball team records road sweep at Canyons Annie Mitchem leads in the 25-21, 25-21, 25-16, on the road on Friday night with 19 kills and 10 digs. Marisa Doran chips in nine kills and six digs and Hailey Jones has 37 assists in the victory for...
August 28, 2014 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball team knocks off Concordia in five sets The Lasers open their 2014 season by beating the No. 2-ranked team in the NAIA, 26-28, 25-19, 26-24, 19-25, 15-7, Wednesday night at Concordia. Annie Mitchem has 16 kills, 10 blocks and 16 digs for...
August 21, 2014 | Women's Volleyball No. 1 Story of Year - Annie Mitchem named national player of year The freshman middle blocker was just the third player in California community college history to be named the national 2-year player of the year by the American Volleyball Coaches Association. She led...
August 19, 2014 | Women's Volleyball No. 3 Story of Year - Volleyball team is one of state's best The Lasers, led by Annie Mitchem, Hailey Jones, Marisa Doran, Haley Whyte, Kobi Pekich and Becky Moodie, finished third at the CCCAA State Championships and won the fourth Orange Empire Conference...
August 19, 2014 | Women's Volleyball Laser volleyball coach Tom Pestolesi does Ice Bucket Challenge Women's volleyball and sand volleyball coach Tom Pestolesi took part in the Ice Bucket Challenge in support of ALS research on Tuesday. He had been called out by Athletic Director Keith Shackleford...
August 11, 2014 | Women's Volleyball No. 8 Story of Year - Marisa Doran lauded for all-around effort The freshman women's volleyball player, who helped IVC to seasons to remember both indoors and on the sand, was also selected as the 2014 Orange Empire Conference Fair-Play Female Character Champion...
July 17, 2014 | Women's Volleyball 2014 Irvine Valley women's volleyball schedule posted The Lasers, led by setter Hailey Jones and middle blocker Annie Mitchem, open the season Aug. 25 in a scrimmage tournament at Azusa Pacific. IVC is coming off one of the best seasons in program...
July 3, 2014 | Women's Volleyball Irvine Valley has another solid showing in NATYCAA Cup The Lasers end up 31st out of more than 100 two-year community colleges in California. IVC scored points in men's tennis, women's volleyball and men's volleyball.
June 27, 2014 | Women's Volleyball Mitchem and Hunter named IVC's 2013-14 athletes of the year Mitchem wins the female athlete of the year nod after dominant indoor and outdoor volleyball seasons, while Hunter takes the male athlete of the year honor after two standout seasons on the men's...
June 18, 2014 | Women's Volleyball Scholar athletes Becky Moodie and Steven Le honored The Irvine Valley female and male scholar athletes of the year were showcased at a luncheon put on by the Irvine Exchange Club on Tuesday at the Irvine Marriott.
June 9, 2014 | Women's Volleyball Marisa Doran earns prestigious conference character award The freshman volleyball player was named IVC's sixth Orange Empire Conference Character Champion award winner in the last five years for her efforts in sportsmanship, respect, integrity and selflessne...
June 4, 2014 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball captains moving on to four-year schools Irvine Valley sophomore libero Becky Moodie is heading to Cal Baptist and sophomore middle blocker Haley Whyte will be playing at Whittier College in the fall. The duo helped IVC finish third in the...
June 3, 2014 | Women's Volleyball Becky Moodie and Steven Le named scholar athletes of year Moodie was a two-year starter in volleyball. She helped IVC finish third in the state during the indoor season last fall and win the state title on the sand this spring. Le helped the Lasers to a...
March 14, 2014 Men's volleyball team falls to OCC on Dig Pink Night The Lasers drop their second straight match in conference, losing to the Pirates, 25-22, 25-23, 25-18 at home on Friday. IVC's women's volleyball team ran the Dig Pink event with money raised going to...
January 16, 2014 | Women's Volleyball Tom Pestolesi to receive honor from University of Hawaii The Long-time IVC women's and men's volleyball coach is being recognized as the alumni of the year by his college alma mater. Pestolesi was an All-American player for the Rainbow Warriors.
January 6, 2014 | Women's Volleyball Annie Mitchem named Two-Year Volleyball Player of the Year The 6-2 Mitchem was already named the Orange Empire Conference Player of the Year, All-State and All-American after leading IVC to a conference title and third-place in the state.
December 8, 2013 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball team finishes third in the state The Lasers, seeded first out of Southern California, fall to the North's top team, Cabrillo, in the semifinals in five sets and then fall to Grossmont in four sets to end the tournament.
December 7, 2013 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball team sweeps state championships opener The Lasers start the state event at Foothill College with a sweep of American River. Annie Mitchem finishes with 11 kills and Alexis Radecki adds 10 kills in the win. IVC will take on Cabrillo in the...
December 5, 2013 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball players take top all-conference honors Annie Mitchem is named Orange Empire Conference MVP and Hailey Jones, Becky Moodie and Marisa Doran are each named all-conference first team. Tom Pestolesi is picked as the conference coach of the...
December 3, 2013 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball team tops Santa Barbara, moves on to state The Lasers, ranked No. 1 in Southern California and second in the state, beat Santa Barbara in the Southern California Regional Final on Tuesday night at IVC. It will be Irvine Valley's first trip to...
November 30, 2013 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball team advances to regional final The Lasers, seeded first in the Southern California Regional Playoffs, beat conference rival and No. 8 Fullerton in straight sets on Saturday to move on the regional final. It was IVC's 18th sweep of...
November 26, 2013 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball team sweeps playoff opener The Lasers have no problem with Mt. SAC at home on Tuesday night. IVC, the top seed in the Southern California Regional Playoffs, improves its record to 21-0 on the season.
September 7, 2013 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball team earns hard-fought win at Santa Barbara Irvine Valley gets 17 kills and five blocks from Annie Mitchem and 55 assists from Hailey Jones in the five-set road victory.
August 30, 2013 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball team opens season with a sweep Irvine Valley rolls in 2013 opener with 25-13, 25-5, 25-12 win at home over Ventura Friday night
August 28, 2013 | Women's Volleyball 2013 IVC women's volleyball preview Irvine Valley has a strong group of returners to go along with an impressive group of recruits
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2014 Women's Volleyball Standings

Conf All
Irvine Valley 14-0 27-0
Cypress 10-4 21-5
Golden West 10-4 19-6
Fullerton 8-6 16-7
Orange Coast 8-6 15-7
Riverside 3-11 6-17
Saddleback 2-12 4-15
Santa Ana 1-13 4-17
November 09, 2016
Final
0 Santa Ana
3 Irvine Valley
OEC, 27-25, 25-17, 25-17
November 14, 2016
Final
2 MiraCosta
3 Irvine Valley
22-25, 25-16, 20-25, 25-23, 18-16
November 22, 2016
Final
3 Irvine Valley
2 at Santa Barbara
SoCal Regional Playoffs, Round 1, 25-20, 20-25, 24-26, 25-21, 15-12
November 26, 2016
Final
0 Irvine Valley
3 at El Camino
SoCal Regional Playoffs, Round 2, 25-20, 25-16, 25-15
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Athlete of the Week
Elizabeth Garcia Women's Basketball Irvine Valley's athlete of the week for Jan. 30 is freshman women's basketball player Elizabeth Garcia. Garcia, a point guard, scored 19 points, including 10 points in the fourth quarter as the Lasers rallied to beat Santa Ana, 70-63, in an Orange Empire Conference game at Santa Ana.

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