Cal Poly Pomona volleyball coach Rosie Wegrich netted her 400th win when her Broncos defeated Cal State East Bay 3-1 (25-19, 25-12, 21-25, 25-19).
Wegrich, in her 24th season, says she wasn’t aware of the looming milestone until after the match when she was informed of it by school officials. She was presented a photo and posed for other pictures with her team to commemorate the occasion.
“After that many no one really stands out,” she said. “They all mesh together.”
The Broncos (13-9, 9-5) haven’t made the playoffs in six years but Wegrich’s team is sitting third in the CCAA, and the top eight will go on to the CCAA Tournament which is having one in the sport for the first time.
The team is led by sophomore outside hitter Deanna Blaine (264 kills), versatile senior Nicoletta Stork (214, kills, 394 assists) and senior libero Zoe Herrera.
The team has shown a lot of promise but Wegrich is looking for more improvement which will help her team snap that playoff drought.
“We had a couple recent matches where we weren’t consistent,” she said. “It showed where we need to get better and we’re hoping to build on what we saw.”
Chaffey College equipment manager and jack-of-all trades Justin Caudill is passionate about his school and its athletic teams, He is equally passionate about raising awareness and funds for cancer charities.
Well he hit a home run in his latest endeavor. Caudill has enlisted the help of ESPN sports reporter and breast cancer survivor Shelley Smith who will be on hand for the school’s 5:30 p.m. volleyball match against Victor Valley on Friday. She’ll address the crowd after the match, answer questions and mingle with the crowd.
Caudill’s mother Denise was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005 and just hit the 10-year clean milestone.
Caudill reached out to Smith on Twitter and she answered back. Finding a good date was the biggest problem. The school had just a couple of home soccer or volleyball dates in the month of October. Smith’s travel schedule has also been hectic.She was at Notre Dame last week for the football game against USC and she’ll be in San Francisco for the 49ers-Seahwaks football game this Thursday night.
“She was always willing to come but it was a matter of her schedule and it was hard to coordinate,” Caudill said. “It was literally she’s coming, then she’s not, and then she is.
Both volleyball teams will wear pink uniforms in honor of the cause.
There is no admission charge for spectators. Luminary bags will be sold for $15 each.
Each will have pink ribbons and can be decorated in honor of someone who is fighting or has overcome breast cancer. The bags will line the walkway leading up tp the sports center.
Those that want to make a donation or purchase a luminary back can go on line through the Chaffey College Foundation. Link here.
This is not Caudill’s first fund-raising effort, He raised $1,500 through a 5K race two years ago and was part of a Coaches vs. Cancer basketball event in February at Chaffey that raised $1,200 for the American Cancer Society.
Here is a list of all the community college football games for Oct. 10.
Chaffey at Santa Ana, 1 p.m.
Citrus at Bakersfield, 6 p.m.
Riverside at Fullerton, 6 p.m.
Mt. SAC at Grossmont, 1 p.m.
Los Angeles Harbor at Santa Monica, `1 p.m.
Allan Hancock at Long Beach, 6 p.m.
College of the Canyons at Saddleback, 6 p.m.
East Los Angeles at Pasasdena, 6 p.m.
Ventura at Golden West, 6 p.m.
Orange Coast at Los Angeles Pierce, 6 p.m.
Palomar at Moorpark, 6 p.m.
El Camino at Cerritos, 7 p.m.
Byes – San Bernardino Valley, Victor Valley