Volleyball Season Closes with Honors

Immaculate Heart's Athletic Department honored volleyball athletes at the close of their season with an awards banquet on Monday, November 4.
"Our volleyball teams had a strong season, finishing fourth in the Sunshine League," Athletic Director Maureen Rodriguez said. "Our new coaches, Shannon Helm and Giannina Campos, were excellent, and the girls worked hard for them all season. The two made a great pair. With their professinalism and dedication, our program is only going to get better."

Helm coached the freshman and varsity teams, with Campos, an alumna from the Class of 2009, coaching the junior varsity team.

Speaking about the athletes on all teams, Rodriguez continued, "I am so very proud of these young ladies, who played each game with tremendous heart, passion and drive. They embody what IH Athletics is all about."

At the banquet, all teams honored their standout athletes. In addition to team awards, seniors Stephanie Elize and Bianca Johnson received league recognition for their outstanding seasons as varsity players. Elize was named to 1st Team All Sunshine League, and Johnson was named to 2nd Team All Sunshine League.

Receiving awards on the Freshman Team were:
Most Inspirational Player: Joirdan Armstrong
Most Improved Player: Gabriela Alfaro
Most Valuable Player: Natalie Hernandez
Captain's Award: Ashley Alvarez
Joirdan Armstrong
Natalie Hernandez
Coach's Award: Ashley Alvarez

For the Junior Varsity Team, the award recipients were:
Most Inspirational Player: Isabella Bernaldo
Most Improved Player: Kaylynn Banner
Most Valuable Player: Isabella Bernaldo
Captain's Award: Isabella Bernaldo
Clemencia Dane
Francesca Mojorovich
Coach's Award: Clemencia Dane

For the Varsity Team, awards were presented to:
Most Inspirational Player: Stephanie Elize
Most Improved Player: Mari Vitangcol
Best Offensive Player: Bianca Johnson
Best Defensive Player: Bianca Barajas
Best All-Around Player: Stephanie Elize
Captain's Award: Bianca Barajas
Stephanie Elize
Bianca Johnson
Coach's Award: Cleo Riley

Congratulations to all our athletes! Go Pandas! Go Heart!
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An independent, Catholic, college preparatory school for girls in grades 6 through 12, Immaculate Heart has been located on a beautiful hillside property in the Los Feliz area of Los Angeles since our founding by the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1906. We celebrate more than a century of nurturing the spiritual, intellectual, social and moral development of students as they distinguish themselves as women of great heart and right conscience.