October 14, 2001
Richard Dunn NEWPORT BEACH - Misty May, one of the top sand volleyball players in the world, couldn't play for her team Saturday in the inaugural Da Dunes Pro-Am Beach Volleyball Tournament at the Newport Dunes waterfront resort. But May, who had surgery on her left knee two weeks ago to repair an old ligament problem, could still serve for her team, the Zebras, who were outfitted in Brazil carnival. "It's nice to have something like this back in Newport," May said.
September 28, 2000
LONG BEACH - Newport Harbor High and Long Beach State grad Misty May will join other former LBSU players for a "Dream Team" match Tuesday 7:30 p.m. at the Pyramid. May was a 2000 Olympic Team member in beach volleyball and was part of the 49ers NCAA Division I Championship team in 1998. She joins three Olympians, nine pro players, three National Players of the Year and 11 All-Americans, all former Long Beach State players, to form this "Dream Team."
March 6, 2006
In the world of collegiate men's volleyball, UC Irvine is No. 2. But the Anteaters are trying harder. On a nine-match winning streak, UCI gets its chance to take down No. 1 when Brigham Young University comes to town for two matches this weekend. The teams will meet Friday at 7 p.m. in the Bren Events Center before moving to cozier Crawford Court for a 6 p.m. match Saturday. The Anteaters' success is hardly a case of seniors bearing down in their final campaign. In fact, Coach John Speraw has just two seniors on his active roster and one in the starting lineup.
September 13, 2001
COSTA MESA - The Orange Coast College women's volleyball team continued to roll early in the 2001 season with a 30-19, 30-22, 30-22 nonconference win over visiting Ventura. Sophomore Katja Miller led the Pirates (2-0) with 14 kills, while freshman Krystle Davis added nine. Freshman setter Rachelle Suesoff paced OCC's attack with 12 assists. OCC is a perfect 6-0 in games played this season and was hardly tested in Wednesday's contest. The only lull the Pirates encountered was at the start of Game 3, when Ventura scored the first six points of the game.
April 27, 2002
Richard Dunn COSTA MESA - Even though half of the starting lineup for Costa Mesa High's boys volleyball team "had never touched a volleyball before February," Mustangs Coach Dave Sorrells cringes when he thinks "if only ..." If only the Mustangs played in the Golden West League this year, instead of beginning next year, and not in the powerful Pacific Coast League with Corona del Mar, Laguna Beach and Northwood. Following the host Mustangs' sweep over PCL and crosstown rival Estancia, 15-3, 15-13, 15-7, Sorrells said his squad (10-8, 2-6 in the PCL)
February 9, 2001
Steve Virgen The train ride began slowly, but picked up great speed toward the end of last year for the Orange Coast College men's volleyball team. And, this season the Pirates just keep on chugging. OCC won the Long Beach City Tournament last week, including a win over defending state champion L.A. Pierce, which ended the Pirates' season last year in the regional finals. Last year, Coast went 18-5 to finish second in the Orange Empire Conference.
January 4, 2006
Sage Hill's Cat Dailey did it all for a Lightning team that won its first CIF Southern Section title in girls' volleyball.The smallest Newport-Mesa school created the most noise this season in varsity girls' volleyball, and one player was the distinct go-to girl and leader of that team. Sage Hill captured its first-ever CIF Southern Section title, and the team's standout, Cat Dailey, is the Daily Pilot's Girls' Volleyball Player of the Year. The 6-foot-1 senior, Sage Hill's leader in every area this season, signed to play volleyball at Cal next year.
February 10, 2000
Tony Altobelli COSTA MESA - With three Orange Empire Conference crowns in the past six years, the Orange Coast College men's volleyball coach Chuck Cutenese knows a good team when he sees it and he's very excited about this year's squad. "In my years coaching here, I haven't had a team come together and work as hard as this group has," Cutenese said. "This team is just that; a team. The leadership has really brought this group together." The Pirates have four players returning from last year's 17-4 squad: middle blockers Dave Moser and Brian Brown and outside hitters Brad Evans and Patrick McCarty.
September 28, 2003
The UC Irvine women's volleyball team upset 20th-ranked University of the Pacific, sweeping the Tigers for the first time in the Anteaters' history, as the host 'Eaters recorded a 30-28, 30-26, 30-27 Big West Conference win Saturday at Crawford Court. The Anteaters (13-3) are off to their best conference start, 4-0 in the Big West, in UCI history. UCI provided a balanced attack with Kelly Wing (13), Terbrie Taylor (12) and Sami Cash (11) all in the double-digit kill category.
January 13, 2002
Steve Virgen CRAWFORD HALL - The UCI/Wyndham West Coast Challenge at UC Irvine was a great chance for the Burden brothers, Evan and Greg, to reacquaint themselves with familiar surroundings Friday and Saturday. They are former Corona del Mar High boys volleyball standouts who are now a part of the USC men's volleyball team. The elder Burden brother, Greg, a 6-foot senior libero for the Trojans, played in three games against rival UCLA. He compiled five digs in the four-game loss, but aside from that he's preparing his younger brother for the fast times of college life and athletics.