Rancho Cucamonga volleyball standout Maegan Casillas has made a verbal commitment to UC Riverside.
The 6-foot middle blocker was also considering Cal Baptist, La Sierra and San Diego Christian. She preferred to stay in the area but was also familiar with the school.
“I went to a summer camp there and I learned a lot from the coaches,” she said. “I felt at home and really liked the atmosphere there.”
Casillas, a three-year varsity player for the Cougars, managed 43 blocks in helping her team to a second-place finish in the Baseline League.
The Highlanders went 2-26 last year in the transition to a new coaching staff. Casillas is hoping to get playing time right away.
She plans to major in biology.
Rancho Cucamonga volleyball standout Samantha Frost has committed to Division I UC Irvine, according to coach Brandon Blevins.
At UCI she will join former coach Aaron Flores who resigned after the season to take the lead assistant coaching job there.
Frost was a first-team All-Baseline selection and honorable mention All-Inland Valley.
The 5-foot-9 outside hitter missed the first half of the season with an injury but still registered 136 kills and 179 digs, helping the Cougars complete Baseline League title undefeated. Her contribution also helped the Cougars advance to the CIF quarterfinal.
She also considered Penn State.
Rancho Cucamonga High School volleyball standout Cythina Giron has committed to NCAA Division II Cal State Los Angeles, which plays in the CCAA along with Cal State San Bernardino and Cal Poly Pomona.
Giron proved to be one of the most valuable defensive specialists in Southern California. She was a first-team All-Inland Volleyball Team selection. She set a school record for digs in a season with 540 (6.1 per set average) and helped the Cougars to a Baseline League title.
She ranked 13th in Southern California in digs.
Giron also considered Tulsa and Connecticut and says she will likely red-shirt her first year.
Cal State Los Angeles, coached by Randi Smart, went 16-14 overall and 11-11 in CCAA play last year, finishing sixth out of 12 teams in the conference.
The accolades continue to roll in for sophomore setter Kylie Miller of Rancho Cucamonga.
The versatile 5-foot-11 athlete who has already committed to UCLA has been named an underclassmen All-American by Maxpreps. She was one of just 20 sophomores chosen nationwide.
Miller propelled the Cougars to a 24-7 showing that included a Baseline League title. She tallied 716 assists, 230 kills, 92 aces and 232 digs, earning All-CIF first team honors.
Rancho Cucamonga volleyball standout Kyle Miller has made a verbal commitment to UCLA.
Ok, she’s just a sophomore. But that’s how highly sought after she was this season.
Miller totaled 716 assists, 230 kills, 92 aces and 30 blocks. While she was a jack-of-all trades for the Baseline League champion Cougars (24-7), Miller will be a setter in college.
She chose UCLA after narrowing her decision down to that school as well as Stanford and Washington, also national powers.
“It’s close to home and my family and friends and it will be a really good degree to have after college,” she said. “I’m just relieved to have made that decision. Now I can focus on school and club. I hung up the phone and just cried because it was such a relief.”