May 28, 2013
Optimist All-Star boys, girls volleyball games set for Thursday

The 29th annual girls and 16th annual boys Optimist All-Star Volleyball Games for graduating seniors will be played Thursday at Capital Christian High School.

The boys game will start at 5 p.m. The girls match will follow 30 minutes after the boys match ends.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for students and $3 for those younger than 12.

Here the teams, as announced by the Evening Optimist Club of Sacramento:


Justin Beskeen, Tyler Hajewski, Bear River; Adrian Giron, Dustin Penn-Henry, Del Oro; Austin Downs, Vaughn Petersen, Greg Smith, Zach Wilson, Granite Bay; Trevor Bryant, Bobby Curtis, Austin Marks, Nevada Union; Ryan Cernk, Rocklin; Keevan Carr, David Smith, Whitney. Head coach - Lance Mansuetti, Bear River; Assistant - Marco Salcedo, Nevada Union.
Austin James, Antelope; Brandon Koons, Capital Christian; Eric Crothers, Tanner Syftestad, El Camino; Torrey Smith, Elk Grove; Ryan Buck, Joseph Thayer, Jesuit; Storm Vansodt, Oak Ridge; David Timm, Ponderosa; Cole Mier, Rio Americano; Ricky Yang, Rio Linda; Francis Hoang, Sheldon; Peter Vang, Alan Yang, Valley; Daniel Deloney, Griffin Galvin, Connor Tevennan, Vista del Lago. Head coach - Greg Grant, Capital Christian. Assistants - Robert Raffaelli, Capital Christian; Don Buck, Jesuit.


Kaya Johnson, Sara Schell, Bear River; Holly Allman, Capital Christian; Morgan Lees, Stephanie Solich, Del Oro; Cassidy Denny, El Camino; Kiah Drongesen, Granite Bay; Kirstin Schauble, Placer; Maddie Cannon, Rio Americano; Jennifer Simon, Roseville; Lainey Basquez, Whitney; Sarah Shively, Woodcreek. Coach - James Todd, Whitney. Assistant - Paris Kidd, West Campus.
Michelle Hernandez, Kyndra T. Scott, Bella Vista; Lyndsay Chambers, Davis; Katie Carte, Oakmont; Maddie Chambliss, Oak Ride; Erin Platt, Pleasant Grove; Lindsey Bowles, Ponderosa; Allison Child, Hannah Liserra, Gabriella Palmeri, Allie Wegener, St. Francis; Caroline Sipiora, Vista del Lago. Coach - Brain Contreras, Pleasant Grove; Assistant - Alynn Wright, St. Francis.

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