The Bear Cubs wrapped up the season with a 12th place finish in Northern California. SRJC put up a good 4 set fight against Foothill College (5th) during the first round of playoffs, but came up 5 points short in the final set. Emily Bonfigli added 38 assists, 7 digs to the match, while freshman middle blocker, Tori Garzoli came out strong with 7 kills and 3 blocks at critical moments. Defense held the court together with a combined 39 digs from Kayla Cogliano, Becca Steiner, Byrce Gevas, and Mimi Fowler.
Setter Emily Bonfigli and libero Becca Steiner both earned Big 8 All-Conference Honorable Mention nominations, and were voted the co-MVPs of the team. Emily Bonfigli also finished 14th in the State for her assists per match. Co-Captains Bryce Gevas and Becca Steiner provided strong leadership, and held down the back row for their teammates by adding 515 digs this season.
There were 11 freshmen this season, who are now looking forward to working hard in the off-season to make their goals a reality next year. There was tremendous growth this season in regards to the physical and mental aspects of playing this sport. The potential for the returners to develop even more is incredible.
A special thank you to the fans who made the drive to all but a couple of the 16 away matches this season. You truly bleed SRJC red and blue for the team, and your support is deeply appreciated. The ladies are fired up to get to work for next season, and look forward to the support of the amazing fans. Go Bear Cubs!