Not even in her wildest dreams did a young Jaime Kons imagine being on her way to Samsun, Turkey to represent the U.S. Volleyball Team in the 2017 Deaflympics.
Nadira Fatah 22, a photojournalism major at the University of La Verne, was a volleyball player at her high school in Dubai.
After another phenomenal season to cap off her senior campaign, middle blocker Kelsi Robinson earned recognition from elite company this November being named to the AVCA All-America third team, while also collecting the title of Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Volleyball Athlete of the Year.
As the season has come to an end, the women’s volleyball team had a competitive year, maintaining momentum through endurance and passion on their way to success and reaching the first round of the NCAA Division III Championship.
The Leopards fought hard in a close five-set game against the Southwestern Pirates, but were defeated 3-2 Friday at UT Dallas Activity Center in the first round of the NCAA Division III Regional Championships.
The women’s volleyball team fell 3-1 to No. 4 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference semifinal match Nov. 3 at Roberts Pavilion.
The women’s volleyball team came back to its winning way, defeating Pomona-Pitzer 3-0 Friday at Frantz Athletic Court.
In the first set of the game, sophomore setter Natalie Barragan sets the ball for senior middle blocker Kelsi Robinson.
The women’s volleyball team continued its winning streak with its 10th conference victory, defeating the Chapman Panthers, 3-1, Saturday at Frantz Athletic Court.
The Leopards continued riding their mid-season wave at home Tuesday night, sweeping the Whittier Poets, 3-0.