Girls Volleyball



2017 Girls Varsity Volleyball Roster
Number Name Height Position Grade
1 Ashley Chow 5'3 DS/L Sr
3 Mia Ristic 5'8 OH So
4 Gaby Barcelos 5'11 OPP Sr
5 Kelley Small 6'0 OH Sr
6 Devon Chang 5'11 S Sr
7 Gianna Brutocao 5'5 DS/L Sr
9 Emily Walker 5'7 OH Sr
10 Kate Maihen 5'11 M/OPP So
11 Haley Carmo 5'11 MB Sr
12 Giana Pellizzon 5'6 DS/L Sr
13 Taylor Heberle 5'11 OH Jr
15 Sarah Ciszek 5'9 OPP Sr
16 Taryn Whittingham 5'6 L So
17 Peyton Ehmke 6'1 MB Sr
20 Lauren Small 6'0 S Sr
21 Lucy Pokorna 5'8 OH/OPP Jr
23 Mckenna Morgan 5'11 OH/OPP Jr
2017 Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball Roster
Number Name Height Position Grade
1 Lauren Bays 5'8'' L Fr
2 Grace Dennis 5'8'' S Jr
3 Nastaszia Mehring 5'11' M Jr
4 Bethany Chang 5'5'' S So
7 Sydney Fuhrman 5'5 DS/L So
8 Kailey Walker 5'11 S So
9 Elizabeth Emanuel 5'1 L So
11 Corrinne O'Toole 5'6 OH So
12 Kennedy Kirby 5'10 OH/OPP So
14 Isabela Barrera 5'6 DS/OH So
15 Lauren Perri 5'11 MB Fr
18 Megan Plocher 5'7 OH/DS So
20 Abby Lutterloh 5'9 OH So
28 Avery Kavanagh 5'10 OPP So
2017 Girls Frosh Soph Volleyball Roster
Number Name Height Position Grade
1 Taylor McNamee 5'8 OH Fr
3 Lia Cerruti 5'5 S Fr
4 Diana Carey 5'6 DS/L Fr
5 Khimaera Cassidy 5'4 DS/L Fr
6 Ava Puepke 5'7 MB Fr
7 Audrey Kavanagh 5'9 OPP Fr
8 Kai Pellerin 5'8 OPP Fr
9 Sierra Hawker 5'3 DS/L Fr
13 Domi Drust 5'6 S Fr
14 Nava Bozorgmehri 5'3 DS/L Fr
15 Shane Townsend 5'7 DS/L Fr
19 Mckenna Thomas 5'8 OH Fr
20 Caitlin Cague 5'8 MB Fr
28 Morgan Bane 5'9 MB Fr
2017 Girls Freshmen Volleyball Roster
Number Name Height Position Grade
1 Sydney Oducado 5'1 DS/L Fr
2 Neela Ghaffari 5'8 MB Fr
3 Amanda Duffy 5'8 OH Fr
5 Emily Mumby 5'2 DS/L Fr
8 Kathleen Boschetti 5'2 L Fr
10 Amber Castor 5'6 OPP Fr
11 Molly Doyle 5'6 OH Fr
13 Stephanie Howhannesian 5'1 S Fr
14 Kendall Saegar 5'7 S Fr
16 Liz Mizejewski 5'9 MB Fr
25 Isabella Longhi 5'6 OH/OPP Fr
28 Brooke Bryant 5'9 MB Fr


CIF Players of the Year
  • 1999 - Monique (Gerlach) Harrison
  • 2003 - Blair Socci
  • 2004 - Blair Socci
  • 2006 - Dicey McGraw
  • 2009 - Kylie Hargreaves
  • 2016 - Meghan McClure

Team Championships

  • 1989 - League Champions
  • 1995 - League Champions
  • 1996 - CIF Champions
  • 1997 - CIF Champions
  • 1998 - CIF Champions
  • 1999 - CIF Champions
  • 1999 - League Champions
  • 1999 - State Champions
  • 2003 - CIF Champions
  • 2004 - CIF Champions
  • 2005 - League Champions
  • 2006 - League Champions
  • 2008 - CIF Champions
  • 2008 - League Champions
  • 2009 - League Champions
  • 2010 - League Champions
  • 2011 - League Champions
  • 2014 - League Champions
  • 2015 - League Champions
  • 2016 - League Champions
  • 2016 - CIF Champions
  • 2016 - Southern California Regional Champions
  • 2017 - Southern California Regional Champions
  • 2017 - State Champions


Katy (Daly) Gammon- Head Varsity Coach

Coach Daly is entering her 6th year as the head coach of the girls' varsity volleyball team and her 11th year with SMCHS. She played collegiate volleyball at Pepperdine University under full scholarship where she was a team captain and named to the All-Conference First-Team three consecutive years. Before playing college volleyball, Daly was a member of the Laguna Beach Volleyball club where she was the MVP of the National Championship teams in 1998 and 2002. Daly played high school volleyball for the San Clemente Tritons where she was named CIF player of the year in 2001, helping to lead her team to a CIF title. Daly has been a health/fitness teacher at Santa Margarita Catholic High School since 2007 and has also taught cultural geography at the school. For the past 14 years, Daly has served as a head coach with the Laguna Beach Volleyball Club where her teams have been nationally-recognized. Before joining the Laguna Beach Volleyball coaching staff, Daly worked with the Sports Shack Volleyball Club in Beverly Hills, CA as a head coach. dalyk@smhs.org

Monique (Gerlach) Harrison '00 - Assistant Varsity Coach

Coach Harrison is in her 6th year with the volleyball program. She played volleyball at SMCHS from 1996-2000 and also played at Colorado University in 2000-2004. Harrison played middle blocker and won 1999 State Championship with SMCHS. She was awarded CIF player of the year and was an All-Conference, All-Region and All-American while at Colorado. Harrison is married with two boys and has lived overseas for five years while her husband played pro basketball in Europe. When not at the volleyball court, Harrison is also a math teacher here at SMCHS.

Taylor Whittingham ’13– Assistant Varsity Coach

We are very excited to welcome Coach Taylor to our coaching staff this year. Taylor played libero here at SM from 2009-2013. She went on to also play libero at USC where she was an All-Pac 12, All-Region, and All-American for the Trojans. She has been working the summer camps here with us for the last 4 years, and we couldn’t wait for her to help us full time! Taylor graduated from USC in 2017 with a BA in communications.

Tuan Nguyen - Head Junior Varsity Coach

This is Caoch Tuan's 6th year at SMCHS. Nguyen has coached 14 years at Laguna Beach Volleyball Club. Nguyen also was an assistant coach at Biola and Concordia for ten years. In 2009, he earned a medal at the 18’s JO’s. He works in the medical industry and was born in Vietnam. In his previous years he coached at El Dorado, Mater Dei, and Rosary.

Shellsy Ashen - Head Frosh/Soph Coach

Coach Ashen is in her 3rd year of coaching volleyball, and 2nd year with the program. She played volleyball at Dana Hills High School from 2007-2011 and went on to play volleyball at University of Oregon from 2011-2014. While at Oregon, she competed in the 2012 National Championship Game. She was also a 3 time Pac-12 All-Academic team member. Coach Ashen also teaches Science here at SMCHS.

Crystal (Day) Chitwood '01 - Head Freshmen Coach

This will be Crystal’s 7th season overall coaching at Santa Margarita Catholic High School. Coach Day is an alumnus of Santa Margarita having graduated in 2001. She was a member of the 1999 Girls Varsity team that won the CIF-SS Championship and the CIF State Championship. She coached here at SM from 2003-2005 and returned in 2012. During her time away, Coach Day coached at Troy HS from 2005-2012. She became the head coach of the program in 2010 and led the Troy Girls Varsity Volleyball team to an undefeated League Championship, CIF-SS Championship Finalist, CIF State Regional champion, and CIF State Championship Finalist. She has a 4yr old daughter named Kyla and 2 1/2yr old son named Killian.


Updated June 12

Times and dates are subject to change

Summer camp July 16-20

Try Outs July 19-20

Practice Starts: August 1st for varsity, August 6th for everyone else


2018 Girls Varsity Volleyball Schedule (0-0, 0 - 0)
Day Date Opponent Location Time Score
Sat-Sun 8/11-8/12 Queens Tournament Anaheim, CA TBA
Tuesday 8/14 Mission Viejo Mission Viejo 5:00
Thursday 8/16 Lakewood SMCHS 6:00
Tuesday 8/21 Great Oak Temecula, CA 5:30
Thursday 8/23 Aliso Niguel Aliso Viejo, CA 5:00
Tuesday 8/28 San Juan Hills SMCHS 6:00
Wednesday 8/29 Sunset-Trinity vs. Newport Newport Beach 7:00
Fri-Sat 8/31-9/1 Dave Mohs Tournament HB TBA
Tuesday 9/4 Marymount SMCHS 5:30
Thursday 9/6 Rosary SMCHS 6:00
Tuesday 9/11 OLU SMCHS 6:00
Wednesday 9/12 Mater Dei Santa Ana 6:00
Fri-Sat 9/14-9/15 Durango Tournament Las Vegas TBA
Tuesday 9/25 Jserra JSerra 6:00
Thursday 9/27 OLU Orange 6:00
Fri.-Sat 9/28-29 Torrey Pines Cal. Challenge San Diego TBA
Tuesday 10/2 Mater Dei *Senior Night* SMCHS 6:00
Thursday 10/4 Rosary Fullerton 6:00
Wedneday 10/10 Jserra SMCHS 6:00


See below for the remaining documents necessary for the 2016 girls volleyball team paperwork packet

Parent Meeting for the 2016 Girls Volleyball Program is Thursday August 4th at 5pm in the Athletic Banquet Hall on the 3rd floor of the R Building.

  • All paperwork must be filled out and returned to the coaches along with your dues at the parent meeting.
  • Girls are asked to sell a minimum of $100 of media guide ads.
  • Volleyball Dues:
Freshmen $1200
Frosh/Soph and JV $1500
Varsity $1800
  • Also bring cash to purchase spirit wear and extra practice jerseys while at the parent meeting.

2017 Girls Volleyball Parent Packet

Sand Volleyball

2014 marked the first year of the Sand Volleyball team at Santa Margarita Catholic High School. The team compete in the Interscholastic Beach Volleyball League which consists of 47 high school teams in Southern California. The Eagles will compete in the Orange Division with a Varsity and Junior Varsity Team of the IBVL in 5 tournaments during the course of the Sand Volleyball season followed by playoffs.