Solano Community College Athletics
Solano Community College Athletics

2013-14 Roster

No. Name Height Year Position High School Hometown
1 5'3 FR Libero Jesse Bethel Vallejo
2 5'8 SO OH Vacaville HS Vacaville
3 5'7 SO OH Rodriguez HS Fairfield
4 6'0 FR MH Vanden HS Vacaville
6 5'3 FR DS Benicia HS Vallejo
7 5'3 SO Setter Rodriguez HS Fairfield
8 5'6 FR RS/OH Rodriguez HS Fairfield
12 6'0 FR RS/MH Rodriguez HS Fairfield
13 5'9 SO MH Vacaville HS Vacaville
15 5'8 SO RS Rodriguez HS Fairfield
18 5'2 FR Setter Jesse Bethel Vallejo

#1 Keanna Layug

Lainey Brown
Year: High School
1st year Jesse Bethel
Position: Hometown:
Libero Vallejo, CA
Height:
5'3"

Sports highlights

At Solano: Keanna will make an immediate impact in her first season. She is a strong passer and defensive player. I was able to watch her play a lot in her club season last spring.

High School/Club: High School 4 yr. varsity player ( Hogan HS & Jesse Bethel ) 7 years of club experience.

Interests/Plans: Plans to move onto a 4 yr. college and major in the medical field.

#2 Danielle Thelen

Danielle Thelen
Year: High School
2nd Year Vacaville H.S.
Position: Hometown:
OH/DS Vacaville, CA
Height:
5’8"

Sports highlights

At Solano: We look forward to Danielle continuing to make a huge impact in her second season. She has a lot of knowledge of the game; she will help us out in both the front and back row with her experience. She is a returning starter, moving positions this year from Setter to OH/DS.

High School/Club: 3 yrs. Varsity at Vacaville HS. 8 yrs of club experience at Davis, Vacaville Extreme & Club Solano. Club coach at Club Solano this past spring.

Interests/Plans: Danielle Plans to transfer to a 4 yr college to continue to play Volleyball and earn a Bachelor's Degree in Liberal studies.

#3 Hope Lauren Grace

Hope Grace
Year: High School
2nd Year Rodriguez H.S.
Position: Hometown:
OH Fairfield, CA
Height:
5’7"

Sports highlights

At Solano: Hope comes to us with some power as a hitter. She is very coachable and eager to work. She is a very positive player and we are excited to have her on the team for her second season. She will be making a big impact this year.

High School/Club: 2 yrs. Varsity at RHS. Captain of the high school team her senior year. Three yrs with Club Solano.

Interests/Plans: She plans to transfer to a 4 yr. college and obtain a major in Nutrition Science.

#4 Gabrielle Amy Silva

Courtney Sanchez
Year: High School
1st year Vanden H.S.
Position: Hometown:
Middle Hitter Vacaville,CA
Height:
6’0"

Sports highlights

At Solano: Gabby comes to Solano with a lot of high school and club experience. It will be nice to start with such a strong 1st year player in the front row. Her strong offense will help us reach our team goals.

High School/Club: Played 3 years Varsity VB at Vanden HS. Played 4 yrs. of club at Club Davis, Five-Starz & Vacaville Extreme.

Interests/Plans: She wants to continue to play at the next level and move onto to finish her bachelor's degree.

#6 Alexis Myers

Natalie Perry
Year: High School
1st year Benicia H.S.
Position: Hometown:
DS Vallejo, CA
Height:
5’3"

Sports highlights

At Solano: Alexis has been on campus competing on our soccer team for two seasons. She has moved back into volleyball after a few years off. She is a very aggressive player and adds some depth to our defensive game.

High School/Club: Played two years varsity at Benicia HS.

Interests/Plans: Plans to move onto a 4 yr. college to pursue Nursing.

#7 Selina Castro

Selina Castro
Year: High School
2nd year Rodriguez H.S.
Position: Hometown:
Setter Fairfield, CA
Height:
5’3"

Sports highlights

At Solano: Selina comes in with some experience as a setter. She will challenge her teammates. She has great sense of the ball and smooth hands when setting. Selina is very coachable and willing to learn and improve her game. She will take over in a starting setter's role this season.

High School/Club: 3 yrs at Varsity at RHS. Selina played 5 yrs for Club Solano in the off season.

Interests/Plans: She plans to transfer to a 4 yr. college and further her education in the medical field.

#8 Brianna Nicole Krystek

Ajhanaie Rohnstock
Year: High School
1st Year Rodriguez H.S.
Position: Hometown:
RS/OH Fairfield, CA
Height:
5’6"

Sports highlights

At Solano: Bri comes in with some great assets in her hitting ability. She has a big vertical jump and use to play middle hitter, but will make some adjustments and move to the RS/OH. She is a very coachable player and works hard every day.

High School/Club: Played three years on Varsity at RHS. 4 yrs of club experience.

Interests/Plans: She has a love for horses.

#12 Makayla Brenae Salazar

Brittany Smith
Year: High School
1st Year Rodriguez H.S.
Position: Hometown:
MH/RS Fairfield, CA
Height:
6’0"

Sports highlights

At Solano: Makalya will add some height to our front row. After returning from a knee injury she has worked real hard to get back into volleyball. She works hard and is a very positive student/athlete.

High School/Club: Varsity in high school one year ( injury her senior yr. ), Club experience 5 years.

Interests/Plans: After finishing at Solano she plans to continue her education at a four year college and major in Nursing and become an RN/Nurse Practitioner.

#13 Janelle Williams

Janelle Williams
Year: High School
2nd year Vacaville H.S.
Position: Hometown:
MH Vacaville,CA
Height:
5’9"

Sports highlights

At Solano: Janelle has returned for her second season as a middle hitter. She had some adjustments last season moving from Right Side to Middle, but she loves to block so that has stepped up her game. We should see some good offense from her in the middle this year.

High School/Club: 2 yrs Varsity at VHS. Janelle played one year of club ball at Club Solano.

Interests/Plans: She plans to major in Biology and wants to transfer to a 4 yr. college.

#15 Brittany Smith

Emily Skinner
Year: High School
2nd Year Rodriguez H.S.
Position: Hometown:
RS Fairfield,CA
Height:
5’8"

Sports highlights

At Solano: Brittany returns as a Right Side Hitter. She adjusted with the movement to RS and has fared very well with her hitting locations. Brit is very positive and hard working. We love the enthusiasm and high energy she brings to the team.

High School/Club: 2 yrs. Varsity. Brittany participated in 4 yrs of Club Volleyball with Club Solano.

Interests/Plans: After she finishes at Solano she hopes to transfer to a 4 yr. college. Her major is undeclared at this time.

#18 Vanessa Pimental

Sarah Cabales
Year: High School
1st year Jesse Bethel H.S.
Position: Hometown:
Setter Vallejo, CA
Height:
5’2"

Sports highlights

At Solano: Vanessa comes with in with some experience as a setter. She runs the court very well and has great hands & knowledge of the position. We expect some great things from her this year as a 1st year player and a starting setter.

High School/Club: Played 4 years of Varsity Volleyball at Hogan HS and Jesse Bethel. She has played club for 9 yrs. ( since the 4th grade ).

Interests/Plans: Plans to transfer to a 4 yr. college when done at Solano.