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Volleyball: Sophomore leaders close season

The team captains for the City College Men’s Volleyball team ended their season with a bang on Friday night beating El Camino College in four games.

Setter Patrick Heyne, outside hitter Chris Waddill and outside hitter Stuart Glenn led the Vaqueros this season, ending it with a final victory in El Camino, 25-19, 23-25, 25-22, and 25-17.

Head coach Donal McGraw said Heyne is definitely a candidate for first team all conference, added, “I expect him to make that.”

McGraw said he would be nominating Heyne for the Athlete of the Year. “He’s there to do the job and lead every single point,” McGraw added.

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The team ended the season with a 8-10 overall record, and 3-9 in the conference so they will not be going to the playoffs this year. “We had a lot of close matches,” McGraw added.

He said the league was filled with good teams this year, and this season has been a learning experience for the team.

The Vaquero team consisted mostly of first-year students this season.

McGraw said next year these players would return with the year of experience they gained this season.

“They’re a good group of guys,” said Waddill about his teammates. “They’ll be good next year.”

These three players have been leaders of the Vaqueros and teammates this season, but they were once on opposite sides of the court, as high school rivals.

Glenn and Waddill went to San Marcos High School and played on the volleyball team together. Glenn now coaches the volleyball team at his old high school.

Waddill said Glenn’s height and heavy arm make him a force to be reckoned with on the court.

Heyne attended the rival school, Buchanan High in Clovis, Calif. He was discovered during the Tournament of Champions, an annual event held at Santa Barbara High School.

He said his teammate Waddill is a strong player. “He’s vocal, he jumps high,” Heyne said. “He has a strong arm and is strong all around.”

Waddill said Heyne brings leadership to the team. “It’s always good to have some one like that,” he added.

Heyne is a business economics major and will be attending City College for one more semester. He said he hopes to transfer to UCSB for the spring 2007 semester.

“I hopefully plan on going to business school and eventually starting my own business,” Heyne said.

Stuart, a communications major, will be enrolling at UCSB next semester. Waddill has been accepted to California State San Marcos to study business administration this fall.

Waddill said what he liked most about Santa Barbara was the view, “and walking across the bridge on a sunny day.”

Heyne agreed the beautiful view was a top reason to stay in Santa Barbara.

He added he has learned a great deal at City College from his professors and coaches.

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