"She was living in Irvine and wanted to play volleyball," Pestolesi said. "She is friends with a couple of the men's players, and she contacted me. She's a pretty athletic kid."
IVC's 8-6 mark in the Orange Empire Conference was good enough for fourth place last season behind Cypress, Fullerton and Orange Coast College. Pestolesi believes his team has the ability to improve on that.
"We have some athleticism, a little bit of height, we definitely have really good volleyball players," he said. "If we coaches don't mess it up, we have a chance to be a pretty good team.