Moorpark and Santa Barbara Split To Awards in WSC North

Moorpark College and Santa Barbara City College split the top awards in Women's Volleyball in the Western State Conference North Division in 2017. 1st year Head Coach Adam Black of Moorpark College was named the division Coach of the Year, while freshman outside hitter Miranda Poole shared Player of the Year honors. She shared them with Santa Barbara City College's sophomore opposite hitter Kaylene Ureno, while SBCC freshman libero Avery Mulvey was named the Libero of the Year for the division. 

Taking over for long-time head honcho Steve Burkhart, Black had some large shoes to fill in 2017, and he did so admirably. Black led the Raiders to 12-7 overall mark and 7-1 record in WSC North play, as Moorpark shared the conference title with Santa Barbara. Moorpark would go on to be seeded #12 in the CCCAA SoCal Post-Season. 

Helping lead the way offensively for the Raiders was Poole on the year. Poole led the team with 273 total kills, averaging 4.48 per set, the second best mark in the entire WSC. Poole posted a .263 kill percentage, and added 2.64 digs per set and 22 total blocks. 

Ureno was the main catalyst for the Vaqueros with 324 kills (3.34 per set), 33 aces, 222 digs, and 57 total blocks. Teammate Mulvey was a defensive stalwart with 395 digs on the season, averaging 4.34 per set. The duo helped led Santa Barbara too a 21-7 mark overall, 7-1 record in WSC North play, and #7 seed in the CCCAA SoCal Playoffs. 

2017 Women's Volleyball All-Western State Conference North Division List