Photo Gallery: CCCAA State Championship Match — Santa Monica vs El Camino


David Pradel

The Santa Monica men’s volleyball team celebrating their championship victory as the final whistle blew at the Harry West Gym on April 25. Photo Credit: David Pradel

David Pradel, Sports Editor

“I can’t really process what is going on right now — it’s a really good feeling and I am so happy that I am celebrating with these group of guys because we worked hard for it,” sophomore Taylor Tattersall said as the Santa Monica Corsairs were crowned the California Community College Athletic Association  (CCCAA) Men’s Volleyball Champions on April 25.

In the State Championship match held at the Harry West Gym, the Corsairs defeated the El Camino Warriors 3-1 (25-21, 22-25, 25-23, 25-19), to win their first state title since 1981 and their third overall.

On their road to victory the Corsairs recorded a .349 hitting percentage, 10 blocks, 37 digs and five services aces against the Warriors.

Tattersall recorded 13 kills, three digs and was named Most Valuable Player and also made the 2015 All-State Tournament Team.

“This award means a lot. I did not expect it but I am happy to celebrate it with these group of guys — they are the best,” Tattersall added.

In the semifinals round of the CCCAA Tournament, the Corsairs defeated last year’s champions Orange Coast College 3-0 (25-20, 25-21, 25-15), on April 23.

With a 18-2 overall record and an 11-1 Western State conference record, Tattersall went on to say that the team’s mindset was to do their best and hopefully come out with the win against the Warriors; and win they did as the Corsairs were crowned the 2015 CCCAA Men’s Volleyball Champions.


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