Reception planned for Cal State volleyball team

 A reception to honor the 2009 accomplishments of the Cal State San Bernardino women’s volleyball team is slated for 2:30 p.m. Monday in the Santos Manuel Student Union.

It is open to the public although there is a charge for parking on campus.

 The coaches and players will be recognized for their success in winning a fourth straight California Collegiate Athletic Association championship and seventh in the last nine years; a fourth West Region championship in the last seven years and the fact they advanced to the NCAA Division II Championship tournament for the fourth time in that same period.

The team set new records for a single season with 33 overall wins and 21 conference wins. In addition, three players earned American Volleyball Coaches Association/NCAA Div. II All-America honors.

 The team, ranked No. 2 in the nation, defeated No. 6 Tampa University, 3-1, in the quarterfinals in St. Paul, Minn., then lost 3-1 to defending champion Concordia-St. Paul in the semifinals at Concordia.

It was the third time that Concordia-St. Paul has prevented the Coyotes from advancing to the championship match or defeated them in a championship match.