Women's Beach Volleyball

No. 7 Story of the Year - Honoring athletes/scholars of the year Aug 22, 2019 Irvine Valley honored its athletes of the year, scholar athletes of the year and others as part of its 19th Annual Awards. AOYs were Lea Kruse and Kyle Dobson, while Renata Bath and Grant Joyce were the scholar-athletes. read more
Kruse and Dobson selected IVC athletes of the year for 2018-19 Jul 15, 2019 Freshman women's indoor and beach volleyball player Lea Kruse and freshman baseball player Kyle Dobson have been selected as Irvine Valley's female and male athletes of the year, respectively, for the 2018-19 season. read more
August 22, 2019 | General News No. 7 Story of the Year - Honoring athletes/scholars of the year Irvine Valley honored its athletes of the year, scholar athletes of the year and others as part of its 19th Annual Awards. AOYs were Lea Kruse and Kyle Dobson, while Renata Bath and Grant Joyce were...
August 22, 2019 | General News No. 8 Story of the Year - Lasers sport big-time award winners Irvine Valley had several student-athletes win Orange Empire Conference MVP or player of the year awards as well as two-year honors from organizations around the state and country during the 2018-19...
July 14, 2019 | General News Windisch, Pestolesi picked as IVC coaches of the year Women’s indoor and beach volleyball coach Tom Pestolesi and men’s volleyball coach Ryan Windisch were recently named Irvine Valley’s coaches of the year for 2018-19 as part of the...
August 11, 2019 Women's beach volleyball team earns AVCA academic award Irvine Valley's women's beach volleyball team finished third in the state on the sand and also recently picked up a American Volleyball Coaches Association award for team academic achievement for the...
July 15, 2019 Irvine Valley mentioned as honoree by AVCA for beach coverage Irvine Valley sports information was mentioned as an honoree by the American Volleyball Coaches Association for its coverage of beach volleyball this spring. The mention was part of the year-end media...
July 15, 2019 | General News Kruse and Dobson selected IVC athletes of the year for 2018-19 Freshman women's indoor and beach volleyball player Lea Kruse and freshman baseball player Kyle Dobson have been selected as Irvine Valley's female and male athletes of the year, respectively, for the...
July 10, 2019 Women's beach volleyball is Irvine Valley's team of the year Irvine Valley women's beach volleyball team, which captured another Orange Empire Conference title, made the state tournament and also sent several pairs on to the state event is the team of the year...
June 16, 2019 Beach volleyball player Alyssa Vortouni off to Grand Canyon A two-year standout in both indoor and beach for Irvine Valley, Alyssa Vortouni has committed to play beach volleyball for NCAA Division I Grand Canyon next season. Vortouni was a conference MVP this...
May 16, 2019 Beach volleyball team ranked third in state final AVCA poll Irvine Valley's women's beach volleyball team, which tied for third at the CCCAA State Championships last week in Chula Vista was ranked third in the state this week in the final American Volleyball...
May 14, 2019 | General News Renata Bath and Grant Joyce are IVC's scholar athletes of year Sophomore women's volleyball player Renata Bath and sophomore men's soccer player Grant Joyce were honored by the Exchange Club of Irvine at a luncheon Tuesday for being Irvine Valley's scholar...
May 12, 2019 Bath and Kruse battle, place third at state pairs championships Irvine Valley's Renata Bath and Lea Kruse fought through two days of tough action and finished tied for third at the CCCAA State Pairs Championship in Chula Vista Saturday. Anna Unke and Gabriela...
May 10, 2019 Women's beach volleyball team finishes tied for third in state Irvine Valley wins its first match at the California Community College Athletic Association State Championship on Thursday in Chula Vista, but falls to Long Beach City and has to settle for third...
May 8, 2019 Women's beach volleyball State Championships start Thursday Irvine Valley competes in the team championship on Thursday and then will have four pairs taking part in the individual action beginning Friday in Chula Vista. IVC starts Thursday's team championship...
May 6, 2019 Vortouni, Austin, Bath and Kruse named OEC beach MVP's Irvine Valley's pairs teams of sophomores Alyssa Vortouni and Emilie Austin and freshman Lea Kruse and sophomore Renata Bath shared the Orange Empire Conference women's beach volleyball title last...
May 4, 2019 Beach volleyball team moves all of its pairs on to State event Irvine Valley has the most pairs advance to the CCCAA State Championships with Renata Bath and Lea Kruse, Anna Unke and Gabriela Griego, Alyssa Vortouni and Emilie Austin and Alaina Gendale and...
May 3, 2019 Women's beach volleyball pairs set for regional Friday at IVC Four Irvine Valley duos will be trying to qualify for next week's CCCAA State Championship in Friday's South Region Pairs event at IVC. Play begins at 10 a.m. and will include 32 pairs from all over...
April 30, 2019 Beach volleyball team off to state with sweeps in regional Irvine Valley is headed to the California Community College Athletic Association State Championships after beating Saddleback, 5-0, and then San Diego Mesa, 5-0, Tuesday at IVC. The state event is...
April 29, 2019 Beach volleyball team set to host team regional Tuesday Irvine Valley receives the No. 3 seed in the CCCAA South Team Regionals and will host San Diego Mesa and Saddleback on Tuesday with a trip to the state tournament on the line. Matches get underway at...
April 26, 2019 Beach volleyball team dominates OEC Pairs Championships Irvine Valley advances four pairs from the Orange Empire Conference Championships Friday at IVC, including the top two duos in the conference. Renata Bath and Lea Kruse and Alyssa Vortouni and Emilie...
April 23, 2019 OEC women's beach volleyball pairs tourney set for Wednesday Irvine Valley will be hosting the Orange Empire Conference pairs tournament starting Wednesday at noon and finishing on Friday. The event determines which duos move on to the regionals next Friday...
April 19, 2019 Women's volleyball team finishes off undefeated OEC campaign Irvine Valley defeats Saddleback, 5-0, and then Riverside, 5-0, on Friday at home to improve to 10-0 in Orange Empire Conference play. Next up for the Lasers is the OEC individual tournament Wednesday...
April 12, 2019 Women's beach volleyball team stays perfect in OEC action Irvine Valley defeats both Fullerton and Riverside, 5-0, in Orange Empire Conference matches on Friday at IVC. The Lasers improve their record to 12-7 overall and 8-0 in conference. They are 10-0...
April 5, 2019 Beach volleyball wins two more, moves closer to OEC title Irvine Valley defeats both Fullerton and Saddleback, 5-0, and improves its record to 10-7 overall (7-0 against community colleges) and 6-0 in the Orange Empire Conference. The Lasers dropped just one...
March 25, 2019 Women's beach volleyball team competes right with four-years Irvine Valley falls to nationally-ranked Stanford and Grand Canyon, but beats Concordia in an all-day event at the IVC beach complex on Sunday. The Laser No. 1 team of Renata Bath and Lea Kruse wins...
March 22, 2019 Beach volleyball team stays unbeaten in conference play Irvine Valley improves its record to 7-5 overall and 3-0 in the Orange Empire Conference with a 5-0 victory over Santa Ana on Friday at IVC. The Lasers also remain perfect against community college...
March 21, 2019 Beach volleyball team sweeps Westcliff, battles Nebraska Irvine Valley takes on two more four-year schools and comes away with a split Thursday at home. The Lasers defeat Westcliff, 5-0, and fall to Nebraska, 4-1. IVC's No. 1 team of Lea Kruse and Renata...
March 15, 2019 Beach volleyball team sweeps Golden West, falls to Missouri St. Irvine Valley stays undefeated in the Orange Empire Conference with a 5-0 win over Golden West on Friday afternoon at home. The Lasers also take on Missouri State and have some close matches, but lose...
March 7, 2019 Women's beach volleyball team ranked No. 5 in the state Irvine Valley, with a 4-2 record overall and 4-0 mark against community college teams is ranked No. 5 in the state in the latest AVCA/CCCAA state poll. The Lasers are at NCAA Division I No. 8-ranked...
March 6, 2019 Women's beach volleyball team picks up big win over Cypress In its two matches on Wednesday at home, Irvine Valley falls to University of Arizona, 5-0, but earns an important 4-1 Orange Empire Conference victory over Cypress. IVC swept the first three contests...
February 25, 2019 Women's beach volleyball team splits first two matches of 2019 Irvine Valley falls to four-year Cal State Bakersfield, but defeats fellow community college team Gavilan on Friday in Bakersfield. The Lasers will host their first matches of the season this Friday...
September 26, 2018 | Women's Volleyball Tom Pestolesi named 2017-18 OEC women's coach of the year Long-time Irvine Valley volleyball coach Tom Pestolesi has been recognized as the women's coach of the year for all sports in the Orange Empire Conference. He led the IVC women's indoor volleyball...
August 27, 2018 No. 2 Story of the Year - Women's beach volleyball champions The Irvine Valley women's beach volleyball won an Orange Empire Conference title, made the CCCAA State Championships and ended up seeing its team of Taira Ka'awaloa and Megan Ramseyer win a state...
August 22, 2018 | General News No. 5 Story of the Year - Irvine Valley hands out athlete awards Irvine Valley's annual award winners, included athletes of the year Taira Ka'awaloa (volleyball) and Matt August (volleyball) and scholar athletes of the year Megan Ramseyer (volleyball) and Austin...
July 7, 2018 | General News Ka'awaloa and August named Irvine Valley's athletes of the year Taira Ka'awaloa, who won indoor and beach volleyball state championships, and Matt August, who was one of the best men's volleyball players in the state are Irvine Valley's female and male athletes of...
June 21, 2018 | General News Ramseyer and McBain named IVC's scholar athletes of the year Indoor and beach volleyball state champion and All-American Megan Ramseyer and conference volleyball setter of the year Austin McBain have been named Irvine Valley's scholar athletes of the year for...
May 12, 2018 Ka'awaloa and Ramseyer win state beach volleyball pairs title Irvine Valley's Taira Ka'awaloa and Megan Ramseyer capped a great year by winning the CCCAA State Championship beach volleyball pairs title Saturday at West Valley College. The two also helped capture...
May 10, 2018 Jeff Strickland is the Irvine Valley Athletics Veteran of the Year Jeff Strickland, who is an IVC alumnus and has been an assistant coach with the beach volleyball program since 2011, is the Irvine Valley Athletics Veteran of the Year for 2018. He also is on the OEC...
May 10, 2018 Beach volleyball team knocked out of state championship Irvine Valley sweeps past Sierra, 5-0, but loses a tough one to MiraCosta, 3-2, in pool play to be eliminated in the CCCAA State Team Championship on Thursday at West Valley College. Two IVC pairs...
May 9, 2018 Beach volleyball team ready for CCCAA State Championship Irvine Valley, which won state in 2015, is looking to follow up on its success during the indoor season last fall, when it plays at West Valley College on Thursday in the state team championship...
May 1, 2018 Women's beach volleyball team clinches spot in state tourney Irvine Valley gets a big win in the final match from the No. 5 pair of Diamond Brogan and Alyssa Vortouni to beat El Camino, 3-2, on Tuesday in Long Beach. IVC moves on to next week's CCCAA State...
May 1, 2018 Ka'awaloa and Ramseyer named first team all-OEC in beach Irvine Valley's women's beach volleyball team, which won an Orange Empire Conference in April, had three pairs named to all-conference teams. The squad will play again in the CCCAA State Championship...
April 25, 2018 Three women's beach volleyball pairs move on in tourney The Irvine Valley duos of Taira Ka'awaloa and Megan Ramseyer, Olivia Aguilar and Renata Bath and Hanna Salaya and Emilie Austin each advance to the final day of the OEC Pairs Championships Friday at...
April 20, 2018 Women's beach volleyball team goes 3-0, wraps up title Irvine Valley defeats both Saddleback and Riverside, 5-0, and beats Fullerton, 4-1, to clinch an Orange Empire Conference division title. The Lasers improved to 6-0 in conference. IVC hosts the OEC...
April 20, 2018 | Women's Volleyball Volleyball player Olivia Aguilar signs with Cal State San Marcos Irvine Valley outside hitter Olivia Aguilar, who set a state championship match record for kills with 30 in IVC's victory last December, is headed to Cal State San Marcos. Aguilar earned a host of...
April 12, 2018 | Women's Volleyball Volleyball player Diamond Brogan signs with Cumberland Diamond Brogan, a two-year player for Irvine Valley, is headed to Cumberland University in Tennessee. She was a second team all-Orange Empire Conference player and helped IVC to a 27-0 overall record...
April 9, 2018 | Women's Volleyball Volleyball player Gabi Lau signs with Western New Mexico Gabi Lau, a standout libero, has signed with Division II Western New Mexico. She recorded 30 digs in Irvine Valley's state championship win over Delta last fall, which was the most in a state tourney...
April 7, 2018 | Women's Volleyball Volleyball player Taira Ka'awaloa signs with Hawai'i at Hilo The two-year standout in both indoor and beach volleyball at Irvine Valley is headed back home to continue her playing career. She helped lead the Lasers as they won their second state title in...
April 6, 2018 Women's beach volleyball team sweeps three matches at RCC Irvine Valley beats host Riverside, Saddleback and Fullerton each by the scores of 5-0 in Orange Empire Conference matches on Friday at Riverside. IVC won 12 of the 15 contests in straight sets on the...
March 29, 2018 | Women's Volleyball Legendary coach Tom Pestolesi honored at CCCAA convention Irvine Valley volleyball coach Tom Pestolesi was recognized by the California Community College Coaches Association at the "Honoring Our Own Professional Staff Awards Luncheon" in Concord on...
March 26, 2018 Women's beach volleyball team continues to make strides Irvine Valley hosts four-year schools Oregon and Cal Poly on Monday and pushes the Ducks before falling, 3-2. Cal Poly, ranked No. 6 in the nation, has too much for the Lasers in a 5-0 victory. IVC is...
March 23, 2018 Women's beach volleyball team gets by Concordia and Nebraska Irvine Valley hosts a four-way event on Friday and comes away with wins in two of three contests, beating Concordia, 4-1, and Nebraska, 3-2. The duo of Hannah Salaya and Emilie Austin clinched the...
March 16, 2018 Women's beach volleyball team plays tough against four years Irvine Valley falls to both Cal State Bakersfield and Missouri State, 4-1, in matches at home on Friday afternoon. IVC picked up two individual wins on the day and pairs battled into three sets in...
March 6, 2018 Long Beach State, Arizona too tough for women's beach volleyball team Irvine Valley loses to the four-year NCAA Division 1 schools each by a score of 5-0. Irvine Valley is back in action on Friday, Mar. 16 when it hosts Missouri State and Cal State Bakersfield.
March 2, 2018 Women's volleyball team splits opening matches of 2018 Irvine Valley beats Santa Barbara City, 5-0, but falls to Long Beach City, 3-2, on Friday at home. IVC's top two teams of Taira Ka'awaloa and Megan Ramseyer and Olivia Aguilar and Renata Bath each...
May 24, 2017 | Women's Volleyball Women's volleyball player Lucee Fitzgerald signs with UH Hilo Irvine Valley sophomore women's volleyball player Lucce Fitzgerald has signed with Hawaii Hilo to play indoor volleyball in the fall. She was a first team beach player and second team indoor player...
May 10, 2017 Ka'awaloa and Fitzgerald earn women's beach volleyball honors Irvine Valley's top women's beach volleyball team of Taira Ka'awaloa and Lucee Fitzgerald is named first team all-Orange Empire Conference after reaching the conference finals. Two more IVC pairs are...
April 14, 2017 Women's beach volleyball team has perfect day at home Irvine Valley defeats Saddleback, 3-2, and Santa Ana, 4-1, in Orange Empire Conference matches on Friday at home. Pairs Ally Sassman and Alissa Blevins and Brittany Tuliau and Jacqueline Millerd go...
April 7, 2017 Women's beach volleyball earns second OEC victory Irvine Valley plays one of its best matches of the year in a 4-1 Orange Empire Conference win at home over Riverside Friday. The Lasers improve their record in conference to 2-1 and host Santa Ana and...
March 27, 2017 Women's beach volleyball team takes on some of nation's best Irvine Valley hosts the first Shave Ice Invitational on Sunday on its new beach courts. IVC drops matches, 5-0, to Hawaii, Stanford and TCU, but plays well as it preps for the start of Orange Empire...
January 15, 2017 Irvine Valley's new beach volleyball facility is one of a kind A project that was three years in the making, and driven by longtime Laser volleyball coach Tom Pestolesi and IVC Dean and Athletic Director Keith Shackleford, was completed in late 2016. Irvine...
August 22, 2016 No. 3 Story of the Year - Reinking, Earnest are best on the beach Irvine Valley sophomore women's beach volleyball players Emily Reinking and Hailee Earnest won the CCCAA Pairs State Championship at Grossmont in May. Reinking and Earnest won five straight matches to...
August 17, 2016 No. 4 Story of the Year - Beach volleyball team is second in state Irvine Valley's women's beach volleyball team finished second at the CCCAA State Championships at Grossmont. The Lasers won their second straight Orange Empire Conference title and earned several...
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...
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 11, 2016 Former volleyball standout Kobi Pekich named all All-Big West Kobi Pekich, a state champion in both indoor and beach volleyball at Irvine Valley, was named to the first-ever All-Big West Beach Volleyball team for Long Beach State recently. Pekich finished with...
June 22, 2016 Hailee Earnest and Emily Reinking named OEC beach team of year Irvine Valley's Hailee Earnest and Emily Reinking are named the beach team of the year and Tom Pestolesi is selected as the coach of the year in the Orange Empire Conference after helping the Lasers...
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 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 9, 2016 Emily Reinking and Hailee Earnest win state pairs beach title The sophomore duo won five matches - all in straight sets - over two days to earn the CCCAA Beach Volleyball Pairs State Championship at Grossmont College on Sunday. It is both players second straight...
May 7, 2016 Women's beach volleyball finishes as runner-up in state final Irvine Valley beats Cabrillo, 3-2, and Golden West, 5-0, but falls to host Grossmont, 3-1, in the final match of the day on Friday to take second. The Lasers were trying to win their second straight...
May 5, 2016 Women's beach volleyball team going after another state title Irvine Valley, which is the defending CCCAA State Champion, is the top seed in this year's four-team championship event. The tournament, which begins Friday at 10 a.m., also includes host Grossmont,...
May 3, 2016 Beach volleyball team takes regional, returns to state final Irvine Valley defeats Bakersfield, 5-0, and MiraCosta, 4-1, in a playoff regional on Tuesday at home. The Lasers move on to the CCCAA State Championship on Friday at Grossmont where they will try for...
April 30, 2016 Reinking and Earnest win conference pairs beach volleyball title The sophomore duo, who are both pairs state champions from 2015, team up to defeat the top team from Golden West in the Orange Empire Conference Tournament on Friday at the Newland Street Courts in...
April 23, 2016 Women's beach volleyball team wins another conference title Irvine Valley defeats Golden West, 4-1, and Riverside, 5-0, to win the Orange Empire Conference title on Friday at Golden West. Next up for the Lasers is the OEC Finals back at Golden West on...
April 8, 2016 Women's beach volleyball team wins two more in conference Irvine Valley stays undefeated in Orange Empire Conference play with a 5-0 win over Orange Coast and a 4-1 victory over Fullerton on Friday at home. IVC ran its record to 5-0 in conference. The Lasers...
March 23, 2016 Women's beach volleyball team splits with four-year schools Irvine Valley picks up a 3-2 win over Concordia and loses, 5-0, to Nebraska, which is ranked No. 15 in the nation on Wednesday in Huntington Beach. IVC takes on Concordia and Cal Poly on Saturday...
March 22, 2016 Women's beach volleyball team takes on four-year schools Irvine Valley plays tough across the board, but falls, 4-1, to Loyola Marymoung and, 5-0, to Grand Canyon in matches on Monday in Huntington Beach. Kayla Scheevel and Carlee Roethlisberger earn IVC's...
March 18, 2016 Women's beach volleyball team beats Cypress and Santa Ana Irvine Valley beats Cypress and Santa Ana, 5-0, in Orange Empire Conference matches at home Friday. IVC gets three-set wins from the teams of Hailee Earnest and Carlee Roethlisberger and Kayla...
March 15, 2016 Beach volleyball team splits matches in Huntington Beach Irvine Valley defeats MiraCosta, 4-1, and falls to the University of New Mexico, 4-1. IVC gets a chance to see former standout Marisa Doran, who is now starring for the Lobo beach team. IVC hosts...
March 11, 2016 Women's beach volleyball team starts 2016 season Friday Irvine Valley, the defending state champion, hosts Saddleback on Friday at noon. The Lasers have another strong team this season, led by returning state pairs champs winners Hailee Earnest and Emily...
October 2, 2015 | Men's Tennis IVC spring state champions honored by SOCCCD board Irvine Valley won six CCCAA State Championships in all this past spring. The Lasers earned team and individual titles in men's tennis and women's sand volleyball. IVC had three state team champions...
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...
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 19, 2015 No. 4 Story of the Year - Sand volleyball team sweeps state Irvine Valley's women's sand volleyball team won everything at the inaugural CCCAA State Championships in May at Irvine Valley. IVC went undefeated to take the team title and then had all three of its...
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 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...
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...
May 2, 2015 Women's sand volleyball team is perfect at State Championships Irvine Valley's teams of Marisa Doran and Kobi Pekich, Annie Mitchem and Emily Reinking and Samantha Holdredge and Hailee Earnest each win individual state titles Saturday. Those wins follow up IVC's...
May 1, 2015 Sand volleyball team wins inaugural CCCAA State Championship Top-seeded Irvine Valley defeats Cabrillo, 4-1, Grossmont, 5-0, and was up, 2-1, on Golden West when it clinched the overall title. The Lasers also won the indoor volleyball title last fall.
April 30, 2015 Irvine Valley hosting first CCCAA Sand Volleyball State event The iState Championship team event, featuring Irvine Valley, Golden West, Grossmont and Cabrillo is Friday at IVC starting at 10 a.m. with the individual state competition on Saturday beginning at 9...
April 28, 2015 Women's sand volleyball team advances to State Championship Irvine Valley defeats both Fullerton and Mira Costa, 5-0, in a state regional on Tuesday at IVC. None of the Lasers' five teams dropped a set on the way to the wins. The team State Championship event...
April 3, 2015 Women's sand volleyball team cruises past Rio Hondo, Santa Ana Irvine Valley beats both Rio Hondo and Santa Ana, 5-0, in matches on Friday afternoon at home. IVC improves its record to 6-4 overall on the season. The team plays again next Friday at Orange Coast at...
March 18, 2015 Women's sand volleyball team splits with four-year schools Irvine Valley beats NAIA Concordia University, 5-0, but falls to NCAA Division 1 University of Arizona in a match on Tuesday at home. IVC will play at an event at Cal State Bakersfield this Saturday.
March 15, 2015 Women's sand volleyball team tops Fullerton and Cabrillo Irvine Valley earns its first two victories of the season, beating both Fullerton and Cabrillo, 5-0, on Saturday at home. IVC improves its record to 2-2 overall and hosts four-year schools Arizona and...
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 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 15, 2014 No. 4 Story of Year - Women's sand volleyball team repeats Irvine Valley won its second straight Intercollegiate Sand Volleyball Conference State Championship at home in late April. The Lasers swept their three opponents each by the score of 5-0.
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...
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 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...
April 5, 2014 Former star Allie Cook returns to IVC with Arizona Now a junior with the University of Arizona sand volleyball team, Cook was a two-year standout that helped lead IVC's sand program to a state title last season.
April 4, 2014 Women's sand volleyball team battles with Long Beach State and Arizona The Lasers lose both matches, 5-0, but have several matches where they play right with the four-year schools. The No. 4 team of Hailey Jones and Alexis Radecki plays especially tough.
March 6, 2014 Women's sand volleyball team starts season Friday The Lasers, who are the defending state champions, take on San Bernardino Valley, before hosting UCLA and Cal State
May 1, 2013 Allie Cook commits to play sand volleyball at Arizona Cook, a two-year star both indoor and on the sand at Irvine Valley, is the first Laser player to sign with a four-year school for sand volleyball.
April 22, 2013 Women's sand volleyball team wins state event After finishing second last season, the Lasers claim their first state title in the club sport, sweeping both Fullerton and San Diego City and beating Golden West, 4-1.
March 26, 2013 Women's sand volleyball team holds its own against four-year schools The Lasers take on Nebraska and Loyola Marymount in match at Irvine Valley. IVC scores a win in an individual match against LMU.
March 8, 2013 Women's sand volleyball team sweeps again The Lasers defeated both Santa Ana and MiraCosta, 5-0, in a match at home on Friday afternoon.
May 12, 2012 Women's sand volleyball finishes second in first state championship event The all-day tournament featured Irvine Valley, Fullerton, Riverside and Golden West. Golden West edged IVC for the title.
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Anai Washington Women's Basketball Irvine Valley’s athlete of the week for Jan. 28 and the second time in a row is women’s basketball player Anai Washington. The freshman do-everything guard is averaging 22.0 points and 7.0 rebounds over her last three games, which were all victories for IVC, which is ranked No. 14 in the state.

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