2016 Preview: Coach Terrill Shaping Lancers Volleyball In New Frontier

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News Sports 2016 Preview: Coach Terrill Shaping Lancers Volleyball In New Frontier By ROBERT LEWIS Published on Thursday, August 25, 2016 | 11:51 amcenter_img Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment Lancer Rayleen Rivera in action last season.With a new, full-time head coach in Mike Terrill and a revamped South Coast Conference, the 2016 Pasadena City College women’s volleyball team will be on a learning curve as the Lancers reach toward building a contender in conference.The South Coast added Rio Hondo and Chaffey Colleges from the now defunct Foothill Conference as PCC faces those two new opponents along with long-time rival Mt. San Antonio, LA Trade Tech, and East Los Angeles in the newly formed SCC North Division. In past years, PCC has had to challenge perennial state power El Camino for the conference crown, but now the Warriors are patrolling things in the SCC South Division.Terrill is taking things one step at a time as he prepares a ’16 Lancers squad that returns four lettermen from a 14-9 team that made the regional playoffs last season. Rayleen Rivera, an opposite last season, returns as one of the team’s starting outside hitters. Rivera, who averaged 1.43 kills and 1.73 digs last season in a team-high 80 sets, is expected to be a leader for the Lancers.“Ray plays the whole game well, serving, passing, and digging,” Terrill said. “She’s a vocal leader and brings a fire to the team. If she plays consistently, she has the ability to be a go-to offensive player for us.”Also returning and switching positions is Monica Hernandez, who was a setter last year and now will be relied on in the important libero defensive spot. Hernandez averaged 2.01 digs in 2015 and made a team-high 13 digs in the Lancers’ play-in, regional playoff loss to Mt. SAC.“Monica is consistent and reliable on serve receive and passing,” Terrill said. “She reads the game well and she can be an anchor on defense.”Returning at setter is Hannah Clarke (318 assists, 4.42 average), who will split time in a 6-2 offense with freshman Emily Leung (from Maranatha High).“Hannah is a great all-around player and brings maturity as a second-year player here. She could have battled for the libero spot because of her defensive prowess. Meanwhile, Emily is a dynamic talent as well. Both do such a good job of connecting with their teammates, it made sense to go to a 6-2 because they are similar in their style of play.”Also returning are opposite Shawna Ogata and Michelle Boyd, a defensive specialist who comes back to the squad from two seasons ago. Boyd led the ’14 team in service aces with 27 and averaged 1.96 digs per set.“Michelle is a good athlete from the back row who can score from the service line. She will shore up our passing as well. Shawna brings a calming presence for this group. She’s improved her game.”After Leung, PCC’s freshmen group is paced by 6-foot opposite Chyna Peeler, who was a top player at Birmingham Community Charter High, and 5-11 middle blocker Lania Potter, from local Muir High, and 5-10 middle blocker and Arcadia High product Amanda Pickering.“Lania could turn into a defensive force because she has a great growth mindset, always willing to learn. Chyna can score points for us blocking and attacking on the right side. If she develops, she can be a key contributor. Amanda is another steady presence and gives us more size at the net.”Leung, Pickering and frosh defensive specialist Kelsey Sarreal, an All-Pacific League Second Team selection from Arcadia, each made it to the West San Gabriel Valley Prep All-Stars last year.Rounding out the Lancers’ 15-player roster are freshmen in outside hitter Kendall Schmedes (Maranatha High), defensive specialist Alissa Sanchez (Chino High), outside hitter Vanessa Lopez (Elizabeth Learning Center), and middle blocker Danielle Castillo (Azusa).Terrill talked about what he expects from his team.“One of our goals is to serve tough and play relentlessly on defense. We have to outwork opponents. That’s the identity we want. It’s going to take a lot of dedication from the players. We have a mindset to make continual improvement, a little bit every day.”Terrill’s head coaching debut and the Lancers’ 2016 season opener is this Friday, Aug. 26 at 12 noon when they face last year’s state No. 11-ranked MiraCosta at the 2nd Pierce College Kickoff Classic. PCC will play again later Friday and follow with two more matches on Saturday. Check this website for matchups and times as they become available and follow us on twitter: @PCCAthletics. 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Arroyo Parkway Project That Would Demolish 6 Buildings, Remove 23 Trees Goes Before Design Commission

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 18 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s Design Commission on Tuesday is expected to examine a proposal to build a 154,000 square-foot medical office building and a 184,376 square-foot, 92-unit assisted living facility near the Whole Foods Market on South Arroyo Parkway.The project will also involve the demolition of six existing buildings and the preservation of three existing historic buildings before the new medical office building and the assisted-living building are constructed. Up to 23 non-protected trees on the site will be removed, as well as 17 street trees along the project site’s street frontages. Two street trees are proposed to be removed, which will require a public tree removal permit through the Department of Public Works’ Urban Forestry Division.The project site, along 465-577 S. Arroyo Parkway, consists of five contiguous lots totaling about 3.3 acres along the west side of South Arroyo Parkway between Bellevue Drive and East California Boulevard. It is currently developed with nine buildings, surface and subterranean parking, and landscaping.The project is currently in the preliminary consultation phase of the city’s approval process.A report by the Department of Planning and Community Development showed many of the buildings along South Arroyo Parkway south of the project site are one-story commercial buildings, although there’s a five-story mixed-use building across Arroyo Parkway, from the 491 to 495 S. Arroyo Parkway. Buildings at the north end of the project site and the Whole Foods building and others north of the site are larger-scaled structures up to four stories high.The Metro L Line (formerly Gold Line) tracks adjoin the west side of the site. The Del Mar Station is about 1,600 feet north of the northernmost point of new construction on the site and the Fillmore Station is about 1,300 feet from the southeast corner of the site.Nearby designated historic resources include the Home Laundry at 432 S. Arroyo Parkway to the northeast, built in 1923 by Marston, Van Pelt and Maybury; Bryan Court at 427 S. Marengo Ave. to the northeast, built in 1916 by D.M. Renton; the Evanston Inn at 385 S. Marengo Ave. to the northeast built in 1887; the South Marengo Historic District to the east, the Marengo-Pico Landmark District to the southeast, Royal Laundry at 443 S. Raymond Ave. to the west built in 1927, and the Kaufmann and Drive-up Building built in 1939 by George Whyte.At the Design Commission meeting Tuesday, staff from the Planning and Community Development Department will present applicable design guidelines and potential design issues for commission members to comment on or to provide input that would help finalize the design.Projects of this magnitude also traditionally go through a community consultation and public hearing process where input from members of the community also help shape the final design.The Design Commission’s meeting begins at 4:30 p.m. and can be accessed through https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89814640260 or by calling (669) 900-6833 and using the webinar ID 898 1464 0260.Public comment may be sent by email to [email protected] prior to the meeting day. or through www.cityofpasadena.net/planning/public#comment/. 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