Fall 2019

Girls Volleyball

The Cate girls volleyball program has had a great deal of success over the last five years. The team qualified for three straight CIF-Southern Section semifinal appearances (2013-2015), won a championship in 2014, and earned selection for CIF state competition in 2013 and 2014. The program is rooted in hard work, accountability, and self-discipline in an effort to improve fundamentals and to learn to put the needs of others above self while working towards a common goal. Competing in Southern California allows athletes to test themselves against some of the best volleyball players in the country and with Cate volleyball consistently ranked in the top-10 for its division, the Rams have risen to meet these challenges. The Tri-Valley league has yielded at least one CIF divisional champion in each of the past four seasons. This highly competitive program is a fun and exciting one for all players who seek the challenge of improving their skills on a daily basis.

Greg Novak
Head Girls Varsity Volleyball Coach

KC Collins

KC Collins
Assistant Girls Varsity Volleyball Coach

K.C. began her career coaching at Santa Barbara High School. She coached and assisted the girls’ teams at all levels at SBHS for over nine years, coached the freshmen boys team on and off for several seasons, and coached two seasons of JV girls with Buena High School. K.C. has also enjoyed assisting the SBCC Women’s team on and off for several years. From there, K.C. moved on to coaching at SBVC and became the Club Administrative Director in ’99 until ‘14. She has coached at all travel team age divisions, club camps and clinics, and assisted in the development of the Blenders Program.

While coaching at SBVC, K.C. led many successful teams to finish in the top of the SCVA rankings, win bids to Open Division at Nationals, won the SCVA JO Open Qualifier in 2008 with her 14s team, and continued on to place high at Junior Nationals as well.

K.C. currently works full-time at Cate School where she coaches the boys varsity and assists the girls varsity. She has helped lead the girls two multiple league championships and CIF births, with a CIF-SS Championship in 2014.

Jordon Dyer
Head Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball Coach


Rachel Colby van Wickle
Head Girls 3rds Volleyball Coach

CIF Champions 2014, 1991

CIF Runner-Up 1990, 1992, 1994
CIF State Southern California Regional Semifinalist 2014
CIF State Qualifier 2013
CIF 4-A Semifinalist 2013,2015
Frontier League Champions 2014, 2015,2018

2018 Records:

12-0 Frontier League, 14-2 Overall, CIFss Quarter Finalist

2018 All-League Honorees:

Grace Blankenhorn ’20- First Team

Maya Blattberg ’20- First Team

Riley Borchardt ’21- First Team

2018 All- CIFss Div 7

Maya Blattberg ’20- First Team

Day Date Opponent Location Time Results
Thu12-SepFoothill TechnologyAway4:30 PM(L) 0 - 2
Tue24-SepSt. Bonaventure High SchoolAway4:00 PM(L) 0 - 2
Sat28-SepBishop Diego High SchoolHome1:30 PM(W) 2 - 0
Tue1-OctFoothill TechnologyHome4:00 PM(L) 0 - 2
Tue8-OctBishop Diego High SchoolAway4:00 PM(L) 1 - 2
Thu10-OctSt. Bonaventure High SchoolHome4:00 PM(L) 0 - 2
Day Date Opponent Location Time Results
Thu12-SepFoothill TechnologyAway5:30 PM(L) 0 - 2
Tue17-SepLa Reina High SchoolHome5:00 PM(W) 2 - 0
Tue24-SepSt. Bonaventure High SchoolAway5:00 PM(L) 1 - 2
Thu26-SepGrace Brethren High SchoolAway5:00 PM(W) 2 - 1
Sat28-SepBishop Diego High SchoolHome2:30 PM(W) 2 - 0
Tue1-OctFoothill TechnologyHome5:00 PM(W) 2 - 1
Thu3-OctLa Reina High SchoolAway5:00 PM(W) 2 - 1
Thu10-OctSt. Bonaventure High SchoolHome5:00 PM(W) 2 - 0
Tue15-OctGrace Brethren High SchoolHome5:00 PM(W) 2 - 0
Day Date Opponent Location Time Results
Sat17-AugSanta Ana Lady Saints TournamentAway8:00 AMSecond
Sat24-AugCardinal Classic TournamentAway9:00 AMSecond
Thacher School
Away4:30 PM
Wed11-SepGarden Street AcademyHome5:30 PM(W) 3 - 0
Thu12-SepFoothill TechnologyAway6:30 PM(W) 3 - 2
Tue17-SepLa Reina High SchoolHome6:00 PM(W) 3 - 2
Sat21-SepMesa MixerHome9:00 AMThird
Tue24-SepSt. Bonaventure High SchoolAway6:00 PM(W) 3 - 1
Thu26-SepGrace Brethren High SchoolAway6:00 PM(W) 3 - 1
Sat28-SepBishop Diego High SchoolHome3:30 PM(W) 3 - 0
Tue1-OctFoothill TechnologyHome6:00 PM(L) 2 - 3
Thu3-OctLa Reina High SchoolAway6:00 PM(W) 3 - 1
Thu10-OctSt. Bonaventure High SchoolHome6:00 PM(W) 3 - 0
Tue15-OctGrace Brethren High SchoolHome6:00 PM(W) 3 - 1
Thu24-OctDuarte High SchoolHome6:00 PM(W) 3 - 0
Sat26-OctWest Valley High SchoolAway5:00 PM(W) 3 - 0
Wed30-OctValley View High SchoolAway5:00 PM(L) 1 - 3
Varsity Junior Varsity
Blankenhorn, Grace – Capt. 12 Biles, Hannah – Capt. 12
Blattberg, Maya – Capt. 12 Bowo, Almira 11
Borchardt, Riley 11 Bracher, Ava 9
Chukwumerije, Chidera 10 Dorion, Olivia 10
Davidson, Kenzie 12 Oseso, Imani 10
Geyer, Grace 9 Prudden, Katherine 11
Guerrand-Hermes, Elise 10 Rogers, Kimberly – Capt. 12
Johnson, Grace 11 Solomon, Dylan 11
von Bothmer, Athena 11 Swain, Riley 12
von Bothmer, Tatiana 9 Weinberger, Carly 9
Weis, Charlotte 10 Weiss, Natasha 12
Zanze, Lily 11
Cassulo, Eleanor – Capt. 11
Chen, Zimo 9
Devore, Beloved 10
Head, Diamond 10
James, Adelaide 9
Kirkland, Kennedy 9
Mañon, Desirey 9
Meister, Stella 9
Montsinger, Amelia 9
Scott, Daisy 10