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EST. 1976

Western State Conference Championships
1999, 2000, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017     

CCCAA Southern Califronia Regional Postseason Appearances
1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

CCCAA State Championship Tournament Appearances
2007, 2015, 2017

2019
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College of the Canyons finished the season 15-8 overall to place second in the Western State Conference, South Division with a record of 10-2 vs. conference opponents. The Lady Cougars were forced to play all of its scheduled home games at nearby The Master’s University due to ongoing renovations at the Cougar Cage in 2019. Canyons advanced to the playoffs for a seventh straight season, with the postseason bracket once again matching COC vs. San Diego Mesa, a rematch from the 2018 SoCal Regionals. At season’s end sophomore middle blocker Grace Ferguson was named an American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-American, in addition to earning All-State Team honors, for a second straight season. She finished the regular season with 222 kills, 77 total blocks, 36 aces and 50 digs, hitting .444 on the season and averaging a team-best 3.04 kills per set, resulting in 306 points over 22 matches. Six players from the 2019 team earned All-WSC South Division Honors, including sophomore libero Elizabeth Gannon who joined Ferguson with All-WSC First Team status. Freshman Kayla Tait and sophomore setter Sydney Higginson were both named to the All-WSC Second Team, while sophomore Madison Martinez and freshman Kyra Titner both picked up All-WSC Honorable Mention accolades. Three players moved on to continue playing at four-year schools with Ferguson (University of Colorado at Colorado Springs), Gannon (CSU, Northridge) and Martinez (Southeastern Oklahoma State University) each committing to four-year programs. Gannon, who was one of the college’s four Student-Athlete Academic Excellence Award Winners for 2019-20, is the third COC women's volleyball player to transfer to an NCAA Division I women’s volleyball program since 2017. Gannon was also named one of the COC athletic department's Student-Athlete Academic Excellence Award winners for the 2019-20 academic year.

2018
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College of the Canyons women's volleyball posted an overall record of 18-9 and conference mark of 6-2 to finish as runner-up in the Western State Conference (WSC), South Division. Canyons then entered the postseason as the No. 7 seed, eventually losing 3-2 to No. 10 San Diego Mesa College in the opening round of the CCCAA SoCal Regional Playoffs. 2018 marked the sixth straight postseason appearance for the Lady Cougars. COC middle blocker Grace Ferguson was named an American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-American in addition to earning both All-State and All-Western State Conference (WSC) honors. Ferguson finished the regular season with a .466 hitting percentage to lead the state. The six-foot-two-inch freshman's 125 total blocks and 1.37 blocks per set were also the top marks in California. Her 208 total kills ranked second on the team and ninth in the WSC. Ferguson also ranked second in the WSC and No. 14 in the state with 57 service aces. Also earning All-WSC First Team accolades for the Lady Cougars was freshman libero Elizabeth Gannon who finished the regular season with a conference-leading 64 aces and 424 digs. Those numbers ranked fourth and 11th, respectively, in the state. COC sophomore outside hitter Shayla Johnson and freshman setter Sydney Higginson were both named All-WSC Second Team honorees. Sophomore middle blocker Toni Bito and freshman outside hitter Madison Martinez were both named All-WSC Honorable Mention. 

2017
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For the third time in program history, the College of the Canyons women's volleyball program qualified to compete at the CCCAA State Championship Tournament. The Cougars finished with an overall record of 25-6 and 7-1 in conference play to share a co-Western State Conference (WSC), South Division championship with Bakersfield College. The title was the program's fourth in the last five years (2013, 2014, 2015, 2017). COC also saw seven players earn all-conference honors highlighted by 2017 Player of the Year Emily Burns. The sophomore, who was also named to the All-State team, became just the sixth player in program history to take home POY honors. Burns finished the season with a combined 502 kills through 31 matches, to rank second in the state. Her mark of 4.61 kills per set also ranked fifth in the state. She also ranked seventh in California with 67 aces. COC rolled through the first two rounds of the postseason with victories over Golden West and El Camino College. At the State Championship tourney, Canyons swept Feather River College 3-0 (25-16, 26-24, 25-20) in its opening match. However, COC finished just short of reaching its first state tourney championship game when the Cougars lost to eventual state champs Irvine Valley College in a heartbreaking 3-2 (19-25, 25-13, 26-28, 25-23, 14-16) final result. COC freshman Caroline Page earned an all-tournament selection for the Cougars, who finished tied for third in state to equal the best finish in program history. At season’s end Burns committed to continue her playing career at San Diego State University, while Page departed for CSU, Northridge.

2016
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The College of the Canyons women's volleyball team finished the season in second place in the Western State Conference (WSC), South Division after posting a 19-6 overall record under first year interim head coach Clay Timmons. That mark pushed the Cougars into the postseason for the fourth straight season. However, Canyons was eliminated by Cypress College in the opening round of the CCCAA Southern California Regional Playoffs. COC saw six freshman players earn All-WSC South Division honors. Opposite hitter Emily Burns and middle blocker Sam Nua were both named First Team selections, with setter Rachel Perez and setter/middle blocker Morgan Ferguson both named Second Team honorees. Defensive specialist/libero Liz Baker and Demi Dawson both earned Honorable Mention status.

2015
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The College of the Canyons women’s volleyball program had another championship season, as the Cougars won their third straight WSC, South Championship and swept through the playoffs en route to a school-best third place finish at the CCCAA Women’s Volleyball State Championship Tournament. The appearance at the state tourney was just the second in program history, and the first since 2007. Canyons finished the season 26-4 after going undefeated in conference play for the second straight season and racking up postseason victories against Ventura, Grossmont and No. 1 ranked Santa Barbara City College to advance to the championship round. Freshman outside hitter Emily Bible was named WSC Player of the Year, selected to 2015 CCCAA All-State Team and named an American Volleyball Coaches Association First Team All-American. Bible and freshman Alexa Hesseldenz were both named to the State Championship All-Tournament Team. Sophomore setter Katie Rutecki was named to the CCCAA All-Southern California Regional Team and was also an All-WSC First Team selection. Sophomores Brooke Garelick and Chelsea Corn were also named to the All-WSC First Team. Lisa Hooper was named WSC, South Coach of the Year for the third year in a row.

2014
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The COC women’s volleyball team finished the 2014 regular season with a 20-3 record, while going undefeated in conference play to clinch the Cougars’ second consecutive WSC, South title. The Cougars also won a school record 16 consecutive games to finish the regular season before drawing the eventual State Champions, Irvine Valley College, in the second round of the CCCAA Regional Playoffs. However, the impressive season turned in by COC did not go unnoticed as sophomore standout Serena LeDuff earned All-State Team honors and her second straight conference player of the year award to headline a class of eight Cougars named to the all-conference squad. Head coach Lisa Hooper was also named WSC South Coach of the Year for a second straight year.

2013
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The Cougars finished the season with a 21-4 record, a program best under head coach Lisa Hooper, after earning their first conference title since 2000. Canyons earned a No. 10 seed in the playoffs and upset its first-round opponent No. 7 Cypress, 3-1, but eventually fell to No. 2 Grossmont in the second round of the playoffs. Freshman outside hitter Serena LeDuff was named the Conference Player of the Year and All-Southern California. 

2012
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The College of the Canyons volleyball team completed the year with a 13-11 overall record and 7-5 conference record, to finish in fourth place in the Western State Conference, South. The Cougars had five all-conference honorees, including sophomore outside hitter Kelsea Hundtoft and freshman middle blocker Ashley Pagan who were named first-team all-conference. 

2011
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After finishing the season in third place in conference play, the COC volleyball earned a No. 12 seed in playoffs and traveled to No. 5 Golden West, but lost 3-0. Canyons had six players named all-conference. 

2010
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After struggling in the first part of the season, the College of the Canyons volleyball team hit its stride and produced wins in the conference schedule. The Cougars earned a bid into the playoffs as the No. 12 seed and were pitted against No. 5 Santa Barbara City College. The Vaqueros proved to have too much power for COC, and the Cougars lost in straight sets 25-14, 25-21, 25-21.

2009
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For the first time in four years, the Cougars did not make the playoffs. They finish with a 16-7 overall record and 10-2 Western State Conference, South Division, record. They finished in second place.

2008
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The Cougars fell short of another deep run into the playoffs like the 2007 season, but the Cougars did complete the Western State Conference season in second place with a 9-3 record. COC did earn a bid to the playoffs, only to meet up with Irvine Valley who took the team down in straight sets. Six Cougars were honored with all-conference accolades.

2007
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Volleyball rebounded from a slow start in conference play to become one of the biggest surprises in the state. The Cougars took their lead from sophomore transfer Priscilla Bremer who tallied 321 kills during the season. Canyons finished the regular season in a tie for second place, but the most important time of the year – the playoffs – is when COC really shined. College of the Canyons easily defeat the two-time defending state champion Orange Coast in three games during the first round and set its sights on the first-ranked team in the state, Irvine Valley, which defeated Canyons earlier in the season. In the second round of regional play, the Cougars recorded their second upset, kicking No. 1 Irvine Valley out of the state championship race in five games. With two wins, Canyons and head coach Lisa Hooper made their first-ever trip to the state tournament. Though COC made an earlier than expected exit with two losses in the first night, Bremer was named all-tournament and as a program, earned valuable experience.

2006
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COC improves from the 2005 season and finishes in third place in the WSC South with a 6-4 record and 16-8 record overall. The team finishes ranked No. 14 in the state in the California Community College Women’s Volleyball Coaches Association poll. In the playoffs, the Cougars are slated against Irvine Valley, but lose 3-1. Six players were named All-Western State Conference.

2005
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COC has a tough season and finished with a 6-13 overall, 3-7 conference record, and end up finishing in fifth place in the WSC. Five players were named All-Western State Conference.

2004
The No. 13 Cougars volleyball team finished the first round of the Southern California Regional with an upset of the No. 4 team, Ventura College. The Cougars lost in the second round to No. 5 San Diego Mesa to bring the team’s record to 13-7 on the year. Six players were named All-Western State Conference.

2003
College of the Canyons finished second in conference with a 9-11 record and lost to Irvine Valley College in the first round of the playoffs. Six players were named All-Western State Conference.

2002
The Cougars finish with a 13-7 record overall, 6-4 in conference, and take third place in the Western State Conference (WSC), South Division. The Cougars were slated against Orange Coast College in the first round of the playoffs and lost. Seven players were named All-Western State Conference.

2001
Canyons finished the season 13-9 overall and 9-3 in conference play to place third in the Western State Conference (WSC), South Division. 

2000
For the second year in a row, the COC volleyball team captured the Western State Conference South title with an 18-6 overall record, 9-1 in conference. The Cougars lost in the first round of the playoffs to Ventura College in three games. Eight players were named All-Western State Conference, and one was named All-Southern California.

1999
The Cougars made history by winning the Western State Conference South Championship, the school’s first volleyball title since 1980. College of the Canyons finished the regular season with a 14-4 record overall and a perfect 8-0 record in conference. COC fell in the second round of the playoffs to Santa Barbara in three straight. Eight players were named All-Western State Conference, and one was named All-Southern California.

1998
After a rough season the year before, the Cougars turned the program around and finished 11-7 overall, 8-2 in conference, to take second place in the Western State Conference South and finishing with the best season record yet. Six players were name All-Western State Conference.

1997
First year head coach Lisa Mosier (Hooper) and the College of the Canyons volleyball team had a rough season and finished the year with a 4-6 record. Three players were name All-Western State Conference.

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College of the Canyons launched its women's volleyball program in the spring of 1976, starting the second intercollegiate women's sports team at the college. The Lady Cougars were led by head coach John McClung, who was also an assistant coach with the football program, with a roster that included two future COC Athletic Hall of Fame inductees in 1984 Team USA Olympian and silver medalist Linda Chisolm and longtime Santa Clarita Valley area coach/educator/administrator Delores "Dody" Garcia. The program's first victory came that spring vs. Riverside City College.

 

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