Women's Volleyball

Women's volleyball captains moving on to four-year schools

Women's volleyball captains moving on to four-year schools

Irvine Valley women's volleyball coach Tom Pestolesi recently announced that sophomore captains Becky Moodie and Haley Whyte will be continuing their careers at four-year schools in the fall.

Moodie is headed to Cal Baptist University in Riverside, while Whyte will keep playing at Whittier College.

The duo helped Irvine Valley to one of its best ever seasons last fall.

The Lasers won the fourth Orange Empire Conference title in program history, captured 24 straight matches and finished in third place at the State Championships.

It was the second-best finish at the state event for Irvine Valley.

The team had a record of 24-2 overall.

Moodie, who played libero, was named all-conference in 2013 after finishing with 393 digs, including 190 in conference play. She averaged 4.68 digs per set overall and 4.42 in conference.

She ranked third in the conference in total digs and fourth in the conference in digs per set. Her 393 digs ranked 28th in the state.

The 393 digs also ranks second all-time in a season at IVC.

Moodie had 340 digs and averaged 4.47 digs per set her freshman campaign in 2012.

Her career 733 digs is an all-time program record at Irvine Valley.

Whyte, who played middle blocker, averaged 1.29 kills and 0.99 blocks per set this past season. She also hit .327.

One of Whyte's best matches came in IVC's playoff opener when she recorded 14 kills with just one error in 21 attempts (.619 hitting percentage) and also had four blocks as the Lasers defeated Santa Barbara City in four sets. Whyte also recorded two matches with eight kills each, including one in an important conference victory over Golden West.

She recorded seven blocks in a win over Orange Coast.

Whyte finished with 159 kills and 142 blocks in her two years at Irvine Valley.

Both Moodie and Whyte also competed in sand volleyball while at Irvine Valley and helped lead the Lasers to state club titles the past two years. Sand volleyball becomes an official California Community College Athletic Association sport next spring.

Cal Baptist finished with a record of 17-11 overall last season, while Whittier had a record of 14-15 overall.

Irvine Valley College provides this web space for the use of its faculty, staff and other representatives of the college for the purpose of furthering the educational goals of the institution and enhancing the academic experience of its students. This is the official web site of Irvine Valley College Athletics. The data, statistics, photos, rosters and schedules used on this web site were gathered by the IVC Sports Information Office. Other web sites containing information about Irvine Valley College Athletics not within the official college web site may not be accurate. Questions or comments about this web site can be directed to bshaver@ivc.edu

View: Mobile | Desktop