Men’s volleyball comes to abrupt end

LaShawn Encarnacion

The Knights men’s volleyball team has been forced to forfeit the remaining games of the 2013 season.

“Men’s Volleyball has had to forfeit the remainder of the season due to the lack of eligible players,” according to an email interview with Kathy McGinnis, dean of Health & Exercise Science and Athletics.

The team’s last game was held on March 22 against the Imperial Valley Lasers in a Pacific Coast Conference match-up where they only won one set out of the whole match. On March 22, the Knights got just their second set win but still lost the overall match to the Lancers 3-1 (25-20, 19-25, 19-25, 25-27).

The Knights of City College not only lost that match but in the process, lost the rest of the season.

The City College men’s volleyball program is ineligible for either one of two reasons —- disciplinary or academic —- Pacific Coast Athletic Conference Commissioner John Woods noted in a phone interview on April 5.

Athletes are expected to meet certain expectations when they sign to play for City College, Denise Whisenhunt, vice president of Student Services, said in a phone interview on April 5.

Head Coach Dan Samuelson and other college and conference officials had not replied to requests for comment as of press time.