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Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010 lC AND The 2010 season looks promising for the Feather River College volleyball team, as five sophomores are re- turning to make up a strong core of the team. All-conference sophomore setter Kadie Miller returns with much experience under her belt. As a freshman, she was ranked in the top five in the state in aces and assists. Bryanna Chavez will be an integral part of the offense this year for the Golden Ea- gles. Quincy local Katy Batchelder will be the team's libero and heading up the de- fense. There are also promising new additians to the team this year. Chicago State Uni- versity transfer Kim Naut will head up the freshmen class for the Golden Eagles. Marissa Smerek, the Neva- da 2A offensive player of the year, will also join FRC's 2010 squad. International student, Jo- vana Sisovic, from Belgrade, Serbia, will add height to the ifront row. Quincy local Natalie Ray and Spring Creek, Nev., grad- uate Julia Lynch are also ex- pected to add to the arsenal : for the Golden Eagles. With lots of height and skill, the Feather River College vol- leyball team looks to be a con- tender again this season. Back row, from left: Bryanna Chavez, Megan Godsil, Maris- sa Smerek, Jovana Sisovic, Kim Naut, Natalie Ray and Megan Tilford. Middle Row, from left: Leah Stolworthy, Maureen Aquino, Katy Batchelder, Julia Lynch, Charde Page and Jordan Maslach. Bottom row, from left: Kadie Miller and Kattrena Akers. Photo submitted women Shannon Morrow Sports Editor sports@plu Feather River College has had three different head soc- cer coaches in as many years, but the program is :looking to become more sta- ble now that Don Williams has been hired fOr the job. "This is it, right here," said Williams, who is already buying a home in the area. "I'm going to be here forever, and hopefully build a soccer legacy that reverberates through the area." Williams, who has a ca- reer's worth of coaching ex- perience at the college level in Northern California, said he's very excited about the upcoming season. The men's team consists of a diverse group of athletes, including players from Por- tola, Reno, Nev., and Eng- land. "It's a nice mix," said Williams. "We expect good things, and would like to re- peat as conference champs." Williams expects returning players Juan Garcia, Antho- ny Dong and Garrett Faus- sett to make big contribu- tions to this year's team. Williams is also pleased with several new players in- cluding Makenzi Lucas, a freshman from Reno who Williams said is "as fast as greased lightening," and two players from England, goal- keeper Tony Wakeford and field player VijayGodhania: On the women's team, Williams said he has a strong core of experienced players and excellent returners, in- cluding Salena LeBlue, Sage Clark and keeper Kirs.tin Coultas. The Lddy Eagles will also be bolstered by freshman Madeline Ramos, a left-footed winger from Utah. "She's outstanding at crossing the ball," said Williams. "We're super excit- ed Madeline's here." The FRC soccer teams be- gin their season this Friday, Aug. 27, at American River College. They play their home opener against Victor Valley College Friday, Sept. 3, with the women starting at 11 a.m. and the men following at 3 p.m. Feather River College women soccer players performed several different drills during practice niques and conditioning. Photo by Shannon Morrow last week to improve their tech- Football Members of the Golden Eagles' football team work out on a blocking sled. The team is preparing for its first game of the season at West Hills College in Coalinga Saturday, Sept. 11. First-year coach J.D. Johnson, not pictured, said the program has a good core of players and coaches, and he's excited to take Feather River's strong football tradition to the next level. Photo by Shannon Morrow ................................................................................. Ill ................................... II ..................................... I ........................................................ ]