#1 Samantha Dean
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. She returns for her 2nd season as an ALL Conference Middle Hitter. Sam had 205 Kills and 45 blocks in her first season of play!!!
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 Communications to go into Public Relations.
#2 Bailey Ekin
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. In her 2nd season she will hit both RS and OH for us. Bailey will add to her 64 kills in her first season with more game time and leadership.
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 in Business.
#3 Allyson Taynton
At Solano: Comes to us from VHS, she has strong passing and strong defense. She has the potential to be a phenomenal Defensive Specialist. Allyson starts her 2nd season on the heels of a great 1st year showing. She had 141 digs and led the team in Serve Receive Passing. She will take over as the Libero and Primary Passer for the 2010 team.
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.
#4 Katie Wayne
At Solano: Katie brings in some depth in the back row; her primary job will be a defensive specialist. We are glad she decided to join the team this year and continue playing volleyball at the next level. We expect some big things from Katie in the next two seasons.
High School/Club: She played four years in H. S., two years on varsity. She played two years for Vacaville Extreme Club.
Interests/Plans: Transfer to Sac State and possibly major in business. She loves Michael Jackson!
#6 Emily Bru
At Solano: Emily brings in some depth in the back row; her job will be a defensive specialist. We are glad she decided to join the team this year and continue playing volleyball at the next level. She will be working hard to improve her skills in the back court. She is a positive & motivated player.
High School/Club: Played two years of high school, and two years at Club Solano & New Era, Vallejo.
Interests/Plans: Plans to transfer to a 4-yr. college, hopefully Santa Cruz, and study Child Development.
#7 Sadieann Neri
At Solano: Sadie was a welcome addition to our front row last 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. She is the 2nd returning middle hitter that caused some damage last season. She had 150 kills with 37 blocks her first season, we will anticipate some great things this year from Sadie.
High School/Club: Sadie played three years on varsity at Dixon H.S. She played two years for Vacaville Extreme. Her biggest highlight 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
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. Her 2nd season she should see more playing time so she can add to her Aces and Digs for her two year total. She is versatile and can use her left and right hand for attacking.
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
At Solano: This is Monica’s 2nd season as a Falcon setter. She has been a great asset in the setting position. She comes to Solano with some great technical training and experience in the position. She had 265 assist last season while splitting duties with two other setters. She will help to control the offensive this season, her experience and drive should prove to be very beneficial.
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 Alyssa Rowland
At Solano: Alyssa is a new player from VHS. She plays tremendous defense and reads the ball well. She will be a big asset to us in the back row and glad she will have another season to continue playing.
High School/Club: Played four years in H.S., three years on the varsity team. She played five years of club in a variety of local programs.
Interests/Plans: Plans to graduate from Solano and transfer to a four year college for a degree in Business.
#12 Samantha Neveadomi
At Solano: Sam came from Vanden HS. She came in as a strong outside hitter. Her 2008 season earned her to be recognized as a BVC All Conference player. She took a year off and is back to continue where she left off!!! We hope for great things from her in the front row!!!
High School/Club: Played four years at Vanden, two years on varsity. Played club for three years at Vacaville Extreme and Club Solano.
Interests/Plans: Her plans are to transfer to a four year college, continue her studies in Biology and hopes to continue playing volleyball.
#13 Tatum Bales
At Solano: Tatum was a nice surprise; she decided to stay local during the summer. Tatum will see plenty of playing time in the setter’s position and outside hitter. She brings leadership, experience and a commitment to the game. She is a versatile player that can play anywhere, I am very happy she decided to stay and play with us.
High School/Club: Tatum played four years in H.S., two years on varsity. She played three years of club, one at Vacaville Extreme and two years in Davis.
Interests/Plans: She plans to transfer after one year to a 4-yr. college to continue Volleyball and Track and pursue a major in Kinesiology.
#14 Brittanii Allen
At Solano: Brittanii 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. She will be able to contribute to the team on the right side and add some more blocks and kills to her two year total.
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 transfer and plans to double major in Cardiology and Nursing.
#15 Micaela Sylvester
At Solano: Excited to have Micaela here from VCS. She will challenge the other DS’s and see some action in the back row. She is very quiet but very efficient player. Her strong ambitions in the class room will help her on the court.
High School/Club: She played four years in H.S., two years on varsity. She played three years of Vacaville Extreme and one year in Davis.
Interests/Plans: Plans to graduate from Solano and transfer to a 4-year college and major in Mathematics.
#18 Julia Schraer
At Solano: Julia comes to us from Vanden High school. She has great vertical jump and she will see some playing time in the front row. We have great ambitions for her to become a solid hitter for the team next season with so many players finishing up. Julia is very positive and motivated teammate.
High School/Club: Played four years in H.S., two years on varsity. One year at Club Solano.
Interests/Plans: She plans to transfer after two years at Solano and major in Nursing.
RS Courtney Sanchez
At Solano: Courtney is taking the year to work on her volleyball skills. We want her to focus on her footwork & hands for setting. This year we hope she gains the experience & confidence to help her on the court next fall.
High School/Club: Played four years in H.S., three years on varsity. One year at Club Solano and three years at New Era in Vallejo.
Interests/Plans: Plans to transfer to a 4-year college and major in Science and Quantitative Reasoning. Her future goal is to go into the medical field.