Two Years in the Making

by Staff May 25, 2019

Gavilan College – At a ceremony held just before the graduation luncheon for student-athletes and kinesiology majors, eight of the nine members of the winningest class in Gavilan College volleyball history got together one last time to say goodbye to each other and cement their future plans, as they continue their education and, in many cases, their athletic careers by signing their letters of intent or acceptance letters.

While the actual dollar amount that this class earned is not know at this time, seven of the nine are currently or will be playing the next level. It starts with Camille Finley, a former Haybaler, who actually left Gavilan after the fall semester to join the Long Beach State Track and Field team as a high jumper.  She spent most of her high school athletic career participating in both volleyball and track and field.

Joining her at the Division I level but playing volleyball will be Sarah Weiby an alum of Gilroy High, who will be playing for Niagara University over in New York.  There are two sets of Rams that will be teammates next year, two of which will be playing together at the Division II level. Evelyn Clonts also a Gilroy high alum and Mikeila Banda a graduate from Notre Dame Salinas will be playing for the Wildcats of Chico State. The final Ram that will continue playing volleyball is another former Haybaler, Lex Chavarria. She will finish her playing career at Peru State University located in Peru Nebraska.

The second set of teammates that will be playing together are Katia Dizon a graduate of Anzar High School and Katelyn “Juice” Viray a Christopher High grad. The duo will be playing beach volleyball at Ottawa University in Surprise Arizona. They will be following in the footsteps of Valerie Rodgers former Ram who just finished her beach career at Ottawa.

Monte Vista Christian alum Greysen Gilroy, who sits 6th all-time in career assists in Gavilan Volleyball history has chosen a different path. She has decided to hang up her knee pads to concentrate on her education in the Animal Sciences department of Colorado State University in Fort Collins.

Not present in the picture or at the ceremony due to the fact that she was driving back home to Oregon was the ninth member of the sophomore class, Adrianne Orahood. She came to Gavilan after transferring from San Jose City College. Like Gilroy, Orahood has also decided to hang up her knee pads in favor of her education which will continue in Eugene at the University of Oregon.

The future for these Rams is definitely bright, and the athletic program wished these young women continued success as they leave Gavilan College.