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2009 Roster

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No. Name Position Year Height High School Hometown
1 MH 5'11" FR Rodriguez HS Suisun City, CA
2 RS/OH 5'6" FR Vacaville Christian HS Vacaville, CA
3 Setter 5'4" SO Vanden HS Vacaville, CA
4 Red Shirt 6'1" FR Rodriguez HS Fairfield, CA
6 OH 5'6" SO Santa Fe HS, Florida Benicia, CA
7 MH 5'10" FR Dixon HS Dixon, CA
8 DS 5'5" FR Vacaville HS Vacaville, CA
9 Setter 5'4" FR St.Patrick's HS Vallejo, CA
11 RS/OH 5'9" SO Vallejo HS Vallejo, CA
13 Libero 5'1" SO Hercules HS Hercules, CA
14 RS 5'7" FR Vacaville Christian HS Winters, CA
15 DS 5'1" FR Vacaville HS Vacaville, CA
18 DS/S 5'1" FR Will C. Wood HS Vacaville, CA

#1 Samantha Dean

Samantha Dean
Year: High School
Freshman Rodriguez High
Position: Hometown:
Middle Hitter Suisun City, CA

Sports highlights

At Solano: Sam has come in as a strong asset to our front row as a middle hitter. She is a hard worker and dedicated to the sport and her team. We look forward to her work for two seasons.

High School/Club: Sam played at Rodriguez High School (2 years on Varsity) as the Middle Hitter and Right Side Hitter.

Interests/Plans: Her interest is to transfer to a 4 year college and major in business and communications to go into Public Relations.

#2 Bailey Ekin

Bailey Ekin Height: 5' 6"
Year: Freshman
High School: Vacaville Christian High
Position: RS
Hometown: Vacaville, CA

At Solano: Very committed, versatile & vocal player. Bailey comes new to us from VCS and has been a tremendous asset to the team. I am glad she has chosen to continue her volleyball game after taking a year off out of high school, she is a spark plug on the court.

High School/Club: Played four years at Vacaville Christian H.S.

Interests/Plans: She plans to graduate and move onto a 4 year college – major undecided.

#3 Jessica Hall

Jessica Hall Height: 5' 4"
Year: Sophomore
High School: Vanden High
Position: Setter
Hometown: Vacaville, CA

At Solano: Jessica has attributed to our setting line-up that consistent of three players rotating in a 6-2 offense. She has great hands with a solid serve. She is a positive player and always works hard.

High School/Club: Two year varsity player. 5 years of playing club volleyball. Won CVC League Title in 2005.

Interests/Plans: Jessica plans on getting her AA after next semester at Solano and plans on transferring to a state college somewhere in California.

#4 Taylor Brown

Taylor Brown Height: 6' 1"
Year: Medical Red Shirt
High School: Rodriguez High
Position: Outside Hitter
Hometown: Fairfield, CA

At Solano: Taylor went out too early this season with a serious knee injury, our hope is that her recovery is quick and has her back on the court doing what she does best – "pound the ball". We look forward to her working with the team and joining us when with her offensive presence when she is 100%

High School/Club: Her 6th year playing competitive volleyball. Taylor played for Rodriguez H.S. in Fairfield. She played club at Golden Bear, the team placed 4th at Junior Olympics her final season ( she has a 28" vertical jump ). She red-shirted one year at University of Reno before coming back home to Solano.

Interests/Plans: Plans to double major in English and Journalism. She wants to be an editor. Taylor loves martial arts, and loves music and percussion.

#6 Jennifer Galan

Jennifer Galan Height: 5' 6"
Year: Sophomore
High School: Sante Fe High - Florida
Position: Outside Hitter
Hometown: Benicia, CA

At Solano: A nice addition to our spring program last year. Jen trained with us and has made a big impact on the team this season. She played one year at a CC in Florida and moved back to Solano County where she grew up in grade school. A welcome addition to the Falcon squad.

High School/Club: She played four year on varsity at Sante Fe H.S. in Florida. Played three years at Club Solano in grade school.

Interests/Plans: Jen wants to work full time after her last year of volleyball. She loves to watch movies.

#7 Sadieann Neri

Sadieann Neri Height: 5' 10"
Year: Freshman
High School: Dixon High
Position: Middle Hitter
Hometown: Dixon, CA

At Solano: Sadie is a welcome addition to our front row this season. We are excited to work with her and develop her into a strong offensive threat. She is a positive person and a team player.

High School/Club: Sadie played three years on varsity at Dixon H.S. She played two years for Vacaville Extreme. Her biggest high light was winning League her senior year of high school.

Interests/Plans: Sadie plans to major in Radiography, and she loves graphic design and art.

#8 Brooke Hartman

Brooke Hartman Height: 5' 5"
Year: Freshman
High School: Vacaville High
Position: Defensive Specialist
Hometown: Vacaville, CA

At Solano: Brooke comes to Solano after playing at VHS, she is one of the most positive, hard working individuals that a coach could ever ask for. She works diligently each day and will settle into a defensive specialist position.

High School/Club: Brooke played four years in high school, two years on varsity. She played one year for Vacaville Extreme.

Interests/Plans: She plans to major in Biology and hoping to become a dentist.

#9 Monica Bustos

Monica Bustos Height: 5' 4"
Year: Freshman
High School: St. Patricks/St. Vincent's High
Position: Setter
Hometown: Vallejo, CA

At Solano: Monica joined the team in training last spring. She has been a great asset in the setting position. She comes to Solano with some great technical training and experience in the position. We are glad she chose to try out for the team.

High School/Club: Monica played three year at St. Patrick's/St. Vincent's H.S. She participated in club volleyball for five years in the area during middle school and high school.

Interests/Plans: She plans to major in nursing. Monica loves hanging out with friends and family.

#11 Dawn Faoliu

Dawn Faoliu Height: 5' 9"
Year: Sophomore
High School: Vallejo High
Position: RS/OH
Hometown: Vallejo, CA

At Solano: First year she came in to get a starting hitting position at the right front. Dawn is a solid player. We are glad she decided to join our Falcon team. She has continued to be a strong force in the front row in her 2nd season.

High School/Club: Played 3 years varsity. Captain her Junior and Senior year. Team Kill Leader in 2008, voted Team MVP in 2008, Team Heart Award and made All League in 2008.

Interests/Plans: Dawn has been a Tahitian dancer for 11 years. She plans to study Biology & Sports Medicine to become an Ophthalmology. Her favorite pass time is eating and sleeping, hanging out with family & friends.

#13 Kaliva Morgan

Kaliva Morgan Height: 5' 1"
Year: Sophomore
High School: Hercules High
Position: Libero
Hometown: Hercules, CA

At Solano: Kaliva (Kay Kay we call her) is a solid passer and defensive player. She has a strong serve that moves all over the court. We are glad she decided to join our Falcon team. Her 2nd season has moved her into the Libero position so she can touch more balls for us.

High School/Club: Played high school volleyball all 4 years with two of those on varsity. Played club for Starlings Oakland Club (1 year) and Club X-treme (1 year).

Interests/Plans: Majoring in Mass Communications with a focus in music production, with hopes to be a producer one day. Kaliva also likes anything related to sports.

#14 Brittany Allen

Brittany Allen Height: 5' 7"
Year: Freshman
High School: Vacaville Christian High
Position: Right Side
Hometown: Winters, CA

At Solano: Brittany joined the team from VCS, she was a pleasant surprise. She is a solid worker and positive player. She lights up the room when she enters with her energy and enthusiasm. With hard work she will develop into a strong addition for the Falcon squad.

High School/Club: Frosh season she played at Winters H.S., transferred to Vacaville Christian and played her senior year.

Interests/Plans: She wants to become a Nurse and then continue onto cosmetology school.

#15 Samantha Dean

Allyson Taynton Height: 5' 1"
Year: Freshman
High School: Vacaville High
Position: Defensive Specialist
Hometown: Vacaville, CA

At Solano: Comes to us from VHS, she has strong passing and strong defense. She has the potential to be a phenomenal Defensive Specialist as long as she stays consistent and committed. Allyson is a welcome addition to the Falcon squad.

High School/Club: Played four years in H.S., two years on varsity. She played for Vacaville Extreme one year.

Interests/Plans: She has spent 10 years playing soccer. Her interest includes baking & watching Food network. She plans on graduating college and being a kindergarten teacher.

#18 Jessica Varias

Jessica Varias Height: 5' 1"
Year: Freshman
High School: Will C. Wood High
Position: DS/Setter
Hometown: Vacaville, CA

At Solano: Came to Solano from Will C. Wood H.S., she is a vocal player and hard worker. She has a sense for the ball and always wants to be involved in the play. Jessica can play Defensive Specialist but has also had the opportunity to set this season. She is a versatile player and continues to contribute to the team.

High School/Club: Played three years on varsity in high school. Captain her senior year and honorable mention 2008. Played for Vacaville Extreme for four years.

Interests/Plans: She plans to major in Medicine and minor in Psychology. She also likes watching all the different sports on TV.