Women's Volleyball

BREAKING NEWS! COACH THOMPSON RETIRES AFTER 27 YEARS!

Linda Dewrance (Thompson) retires after 27 years of athletic service which included head coach women’s volleyball and women’s softball at College of Alameda and Laney College and for the past two years as COA’s athletic director.  A mentor to all her student-athletes.

Quote from her students: “A great coach is hard to part with and impossible to forget! We will miss you on campus Coach!”

Quote from Coach: “I truly love what I do, however, the timing I feel is right. I will never forget my teammates, faculty and staff!”

2021 NEW HEAD COACH

Taylor Elliott becomes the Cougars women’s head volleyball in the upcoming 2021 season. An alumnus of College of Alameda, Elliott played under head coach Linda Thompson during seasons 2013 and 2014. She helped lead the College of Alameda to its first second place finished in the Bay Valley Conference and clinched a spot in the NorCal Junior College “Sweet Sixteen” playoffs. Her second year at COA she was named to the Bay Valley All Conference-First Team.

After her two years at COA, she was recruited to play at San Jose State University as a middle blocker. For her senior collegiate year, she transferred to Cal State East Bay where she received a full ride to play under head coach Jim Spagle and helped lead her team to a spot in the CCAA playoffs.

Since 2011, Taylor has coached all levels of club volleyball. She earned her bachelors degree in psychology from CSUEB and a master’s degree in exercise science.

2019 Cougar Volleyball Team

2019 PLAYER AWARDS (L to R)

    • BEST OFFENSIVE PLAYER – CAMILLE SELNA (Piedmont HS ‘17)
    • MOST VALUABLE PLAYER – JAYLAN CAMPBELL (San Leandro HS ’18)
    • BEST DEFENSIVE PLAYER – KATHLEEN GACIS (San Leandro HS ’16)
    • COACHES AWARD – CHIARA STIGER (Alameda HS ’18)
    • MOST IMPROVED – NIA SANCHEZ (San Leandro HS ’18)
WHERE ARE THEY GOING?
    • Jaylan Campbell – UC Berkeley
    • Kathleen Gacis – CSU Eastbay, Hayward
    • Camille Selna – CSU, Monterey
    • Chiara Stiger – University of Hawaii

2018 Cougar Volleyball Team

2018 PLAYER AWARDS (L to R)

    • MOST IMPROVED – CHIARA STIGER (Alameda HS ’18)
    • MOST VALUABLE PLAYER – JAYLAN CAMPBELL (San Leandro HS ’18)
    • BEST DEFENSIVE PLAYER – CAMILLE SELNA (Piedmont HS ’17)
    • ROOKIE OF THE YEAR – CAMILLE SELNA (Piedmont HS ‘17)
    • BEST OFFENSIVE PLAYER – KALEENA UGAITAFA (Encinal HS ’16)
    • COACHES AWARD  – DEYSI ARECHIGA (Holy Names HS ’2014)
WHERE ARE THEY GOING?
    • KALEENA UGAITAFA – CSU-Eastbay
    • EMILIE DAVIS – Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
    • DEYSI ARECHIGA – Saint Mary’s College of CA, Moraga
    • N’KAYLA MIDDLETON – Oregon State

2017 Cougar Volleyball Team

2017 PLAYER AWARDS

    • MOST VALUABLE PLAYER – CHARMAINE KEY (International Christian HS ’12)
    • SETTER’S AWARD – AMELEAH CERON (Skyline HS ’15)
    • BEST OFFENSIVE PLAYER – TAELER WALKER (Emery HS ’15)
    • BEST DEFENSIVE PLAYER – DEYSI ARECHIGA (Holy Names HS ’14)
    • ROOKIE OF THE YEAR – EMILIE DAVIS (Piedmont HS ‘14)

Our Contacts

Ramaundo Vaughn, A.D.ATHLETICS

P: (510) 748-2383

Taylor Elliott, Head Coach Women’s Volleyball

E: telliott@peralta.edu
P: (510) 846-1174

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