DVC Spring semester sports recap

Austin Lemak, Staff member

Sports at Diablo Valley College show that they can have strong team performances and help athletes receive scholarships to quality schools.  

Women’s basketball proved to be a dominate force in the Big 8 Conference, as they lost only five regular season games and finished fourth in the state.

Second team all-state player Kayla Taylor will be playing for the Chico State Wildcats next season after a great sophomore season at DVC.

Men’s basketball finished the season with a .567 winning percentage and finished 11th in Northern California.

Scholarships for basketball include Rico Nuno signed with Eastern Washington in Big Sky Conference and Joe McNiff signed with Antelope Valley College.

Vikings softball has improved from last year and are now second in Northern California and fourth in state. They will make the playoffs and have their eyes on the state title.

Home-run team leader Ashley Allen will play for Cal State East Bay next year on a scholarship.

Baseball has had a down year and have not been as productive, as they have lost a lot of close games.

One player, Cody Ball received a scholarship to S.F. Academy of Arts and will be attending there next fall.

DVC swimming won the Big 8 conference and have broken several records. Brandon James broke the national junior college backstroke record in the 200 meter backstroke.

The track and field team has had a good season under new head coach Kyle Whitmore. The team has a couple of teams going to state, including the 4X4 team comprised of Nick Johnson, Jerrick Bernstine, Francisco Hurtado and Antwuin Prowes.

Men’s and women’s tennis both had great seasons. They each made it to the California College Athletic Association regional playoffs, but ended up losing in close sets.

DVC spring sports set the bar high for the fall, when football, cross country and water polo will be in season.  We should see good results out of all three teams as they always prove to be some of the top teams in the state.