Wolverines women’s soccer a scholar teamBy: Staff Report
At the California Community College Athletic Association’s (CCCAA) annual convention in March, the Sierra College women’s soccer team will be recognized as a Scholar Team with an average grade point average of 3.24.
The Scholar Team Award is the highest academic team achievement given annually by the CCCAA. All team members must have excelled academically with a total GPA of 3.0 or higher. The team demonstrated better than average accomplishments in intercollegiate athletic competition.
“I am so incredibly proud of the 2015 women’s soccer team on their achievement in the classroom and on the field. These young women took on an incredibly tough workload on and off the field and had great success,” said head coach Jason Gantt.
The players to be honored are: Noelle Anderson, Vanessa Alonzo, Annie Bellafontaine, Rebekah Clark, Brooke Creasey, Liz Daner, Sandra DeLeon, Kinsey Del Rio, Mackenzie Gobbi, Elle Gollnick, Jamie Goodwin, Monica Guzman, Callye Lahmann, Emma Mason, Elizabeth Merrill, Kaylin Props, Victoria Ratto, Lashaa Robinzine, Katrina Rodriguez, Kelsey Rodriguez, Chloe Rowlett, Sarah Sherwood, Kymani Smith, and Kaelen Swinney.
Gantt’s soccer teams have a history of big accomplishments. In 2012, the Wolverines participated in CCAA Final Four, and won the Big 8 Conference in 2013.
The women’s soccer team has participated in the postseason in all of Gantt’s eight seasons. The 2010-11 and 2014 teams received the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Team Academic Award.
Since 2009, a total of 25 Sierra College soccer players have moved on to play on scholarship at four-year colleges.
Sierra College serves 3,200 square miles of Northern California with campuses in Roseville, Rocklin, Grass Valley, and Truckee. With approximately 125 degree and certificate programs, Sierra College is No. 1 in four-year university transfers; more information at sierracollege.edu/.