Squad Profiles

2015 Profiles

34 ethan bonelli

  • Class: Sophomore
  • Position: Opposite
  • Height: 6-2
  • High School: Yucaipa
  • Hometown: Yucaipa, Calif.
  • Major: Communication
  • Favorite Quote: "Nothing just happens. You always have to strive." - Marcus Lutrell
  • Favorite Food: Mexican
  • Favorite Sports Team: Philadelphia Eagles
  • Favorite Athlete: Marcus Mariota
  • Why Did You Pick SDCC: "I love the beach and everything is so close. The facilities at the college definitely caught my eye as well. The big city life grabbed my attention too, especially since I came from a decently small city."
  • Pratte's Comments: "Ethan has improved tremendously and he is an extremely dedicated student-athlete. We lean on Ethan's leadership skills and energy everyday. He will be used at outside hitter and opposite this year for us. I am extremely proud that Ethan has taken his leadership skills to be the Rotaract Club President for San Diego City College"

20 Deo Boongaling

  • Class: Freshman
  • Position: Outside Hitter / Defensive Specialist
  • Height: 5-10
  • High School: St. Patrick-St. Vincent
  • Hometown: Vallejo, Calif.
  • Major: Business
  • Favorite Quote: "if you limit your choices to what's possible and reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want. And all that's left is compromise."
  • Favorite Food: Hot Pockets
  • Favorite Sports Team: Golden State Warriors
  • Favorite Athlete: Conor McGregor
  • Why Did You Pick SDCC: "Academics was a huge part, but the location and the direction of the program is what attracted me the most. I still have my sights set on graduating from a four-year university and this program will allow me to reach my goal."
  • Pratte's Comments: "Deo continues to improve every day on his volleyball skills and he is a scholar in the classroom. We are fortunate that he is a part of our program and he will only continue to improve."

1 stephen buhl

  • Class: Sophomore
  • Position: Libero / Middle Blocker
  • Height: 5-11
  • High School: Campolindo 
  • Hometown: Moraga, Calif.
  • Major: Physical Education
  • Favorite Quote: "Great moments are born from great opportunities." - Herb Brooks
  • Favorite Food: Peanut butter and jelly sandwich
  • Favorite Sports Team: University of Hawaii Rainbow Warriors
  • Favorite Athlete: LeBron James
  • Why Did You Pick SDCC: "To play volleyball and continue my education with the hope of transferring to a university."
  • Pratte's Comments: "Stephen loves the game of volleyball and he has made it clear that he is willing to play any position. He brings a high volleyball IQ and skill set to our program. There is a bright future for Stephen in the sport of volleyball. Once his playing career is up, he is going to make a fine college volleyball coach."

4 Nick Calderon

  • Class: Freshman
  • Position: Setter
  • Height: 5-9
  • High School: Hemet
  • Hometown: Hemet, Calif.
  • Major: Kinesiology
  • Favorite Quote: "I have failed so many times in my life, that's why I am great." - Michael Jordan
  • Favorite Food: Chinese
  • Favorite Sports Team: Chicago Bulls
  • Favorite Athlete: Micah Christensen
  • Why Did You Pick SDCC: "It felt like a family environment. I felt close with every guy after I watched them practice. The facilities and coaching staff are just like any four-year university and I thought it was the best fit for me to play volleyball at the next level."
  • Pratte's Comments: "Nick and I instantly hit it off because we are from the same hometown. He works diligently at developing as a setter and he has done a good job buying into our program. It is going to be fun watching Nick run our offense this year."

14 Adrian Gomez

  • Class: Freshman
  • Position: Libero / Defensive Specialist
  • Height: 5-9
  • High School: Madera South
  • Hometown: Madera, Calif.
  • Major: Psychology
  • Favorite Quote: "One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it's worth watching." - Gerard Way
  • Favorite Food: Italian and Mexican
  • Favorite Sports Team: U.S. Men's Volleyball National Team
  • Favorite Athlete: Dustin Watten
  • Why Did You Pick SDCC: "I wanted to be part of a team with similar goals to compete at the highest level possible and have a similar mindset and determination to do so."
  • Pratte's Comments: "Adrian is a great addition to our team. During the course of the season, he will compete for playing time at the libero/DS position. I have been impressed with his drive and his high volleyball I.Q.

16 David Hamilton

  • Class: Freshman
  • Position: Opposite
  • Height: 6-1
  • High School: Palomar Valley
  • Hometown: Murrieta, Calif.
  • Major: Communications
  • Favorite Quote: "Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will go its whole life believing that it is stupid." - Albert
  • Favorite Food: Sushi
  • Favorite Sports Team: San Diego Chargers
  • Favorite Athlete: Any pro athlete because they all work extremely hard to reach their goals.
  • Why Did You Pick SDCC: "I wanted to live in America's finest city. Who would not want to come to San Diego? I get to hang out with a great group of guys in a wonderful area. I love being part of this team."
  • Pratte's Comments: "David is extremely athletic and has a live arm. His athletic ability will have him competing for playing time on the right side. This young man has a lot of potential and he is only going to improve."

17 Anthony Harrington

  • Class: Freshman
  • Position: Opposite
  • Height: 6-5
  • High School: Hilltop
  • Hometown: Chula Vista, Calif.
  • Major: Communications
  • Favorite Quote: "Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is." - Vince Lombardi
  • Favorite Food: California burrito
  • Favorite Sports Team: San Diego Padres
  • Favorite Athlete: Ladanian Tomlinson
  • Why Did You Pick SDCC: "Because I love going to school downtown. I play volleyball at SDCC because the program has the best coaching and facility in San Diego."
  • Pratte's Comments: "It is awesome having Anthony in this program. His maturity and high volleyball IQ has been beneficial for this program. This program is going to provide Anthony with a lot of options to further his playing or volleyball coaching career."

9 zachary kramer

  • Class: Sophomore
  • Position: Middle Blocker / Opposite
  • Height: 6-7
  • High School: Yucaipa 
  • Hometown: Yucaipa, Calif.
  • Major: Mechanical Engineering
  • Favorite Quote: "Whether you think you can or think you cannot, you're right." - Henry Ford
  • Favorite Food: Lasagna
  • Favorite Sports Team: Philadelphia Eagles
  • Favorite Athlete: Muhammad Ali
  • Why Did You Pick SDCC: Because the campus is in a beautiful area and is so centrally located to everything."
  • Pratte's Comments: "Zach is a well-rounded student-athlete for us. He has excellent grades, he completes his assignments on time, and he is improving tremendously on the floor. The team really looks up to Zach. We are proud that he is our team captain and Rotaract Club Vice President for San Diego City College."

5 charlie mattox

  • Class: Freshman
  • Position: Middle Blocker
  • Height: 5-10
  • High School: Campolindo
  • Hometown: Lafayette, Calif.
  • Major: Kinesiology
  • Favorite Quote: "Work beats talent when talent doesn't work."
  • Favorite Food: Benihanas
  • Favorite Team: Golden State Warriors
  • Favorite Athlete: Matt Anderson
  • Why Did You Pick SDCC: "The great facilities, great coaching staff, and the love for my team. I knew this was going to be a big year for us and I came in ready for the challenge."
  • Pratte's Comments: Charlie bring a great deal of energy to our program. His love for volleyball shows everyday when he arrives to practice. He continues to grow academically and as a volleyball player. This year he is competing to get a lot of playing time as a libero."

13 cristian munoz

  • Class: Freshman
  • Position: Libero / Defensive Specialist
  • Height: 5-5
  • High School: Eastlake
  • Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
  • Major: Architecture/Graphic Design
  • Favorite Quote: "Whatever the power of the mind can conceive and believe, it will achieve." - Coach Mike Austin
  • Favorite Food: Mexican
  • Favorite Sports Team: San Diego Chargers and San Diego Padres
  • Favorite Athlete: Ladanian Tomlinson
  • Why Did You Pick SDCC: "Because it was local and located in the beautiful city of San Diego. I also liked the campus a lot and was interested in playing volleyball for the school."
  • Pratte's Comments: "Cristian improved at a fast rate in the Fall of 2015 and we are fortunate to have him on the squad. He continues to work diligently on his passing and defensive skills. During the matches, he will be able to provide us a back row defensive spark."

10 spenser owens

  • Class: Freshman
  • Position: Setter
  • Height: 6-1
  • Weight: 
  • High School: Yucaipa
  • Hometown: Yucaipa, Calif.
  • Major: Radiology
  • Favorite Quote: "You've got to risk it to get the biscuit." - Shawn Colfax
  • Favorite Food: My father's tacos
  • Favorite Sports Team: Oklahoma City Thunder
  • Favorite Athlete: Russell Westbrook
  • Why Did You Pick SDCC: "For the facilities and the location in the wonderful city of San Diego."
  • Pratte's Comments: "Spenser has improved in setting tremendously since he got to San Diego City College. His resiliency is one of the reasons he is a pleasure to coach. We expect big things from Spenser running our offense this year. He has dedicated a lot of time to improving his skill set."

11 Charles Rosen

  • Class: Freshman
  • Position: Middle Blocker
  • Height: 6-5
  • High School: Independence 
  • Hometown: San Jose, Calif.
  • Major: Economics
  • Favorite Quote: "You miss 100 percent of the shots you don't take." - Wayne Gretzky
  • Favorite Food: Pizza
  • Favorite Sports Team: Los Angeles Lakers
  • Favorite Athlete: Kobe Bryant
  • Why Did You Pick SDCC: "Because I heard great things about the program. I knew this program could advance my career academically and in the sport of volleyball. I immediately fell in love with the San Diego environment and the beach. Finally, the team and coaching staff was very welcoming."
  • Pratte's Comments: "Charles had a very impressive Fall 2015 semester. He earned outstanding grades and he has improved as a middle blocker. We are expecting him to be a force in the middle during the 2016 season."

7 kyle taylor

  • Class: Freshman
  • Position: Outside Hitter
  • Height: 6-5
  • Weight: 
  • High School: Yucaipa
  • Hometown: Yucaipa, Calif.
  • Major: Kinesiology
  • Favorite Quote: "If you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, you will succeed." - Unknown
  • Favorite Food: Lasagna
  • Favorite Athlete: Connor McGreggor
  • Why Did You Pick SDCC: "I liked the atmosphere and the people, and the facilities are top notch."
  • Pratte's Comments: "Kyle has all the skills to be a top-level attacker in our league. He is spending the 2016 season redshirting to develop as a player and to focus on his academics. During the course of he season, he will be a valuable asset during practice and he will be assisting on the bench during the matches. The future remains bright for Kyle!"

3 lucas timm

  • Class: Sophomore
  • Position: Outside Hitter 
  • Height: 6-5
  • High School: Temescal Canyon
  • Hometown: Lake Elsinore, Calif.
  • Major: Neuroscience
  • Favorite Quote: "There are none so blind as those who will not see." - Unknown
  • Favorite Food: Corn dogs and lasagna
  • Favorite Team: Los Angeles Lakers
  • Favorite Athlete: Kobe Bryant
  • Why Did You Pick SDCC: "Nice facilities, motivated coach, nice location."
  • Pratte's Comments: "Luke has the potential to be one of the best pin hitters in community college men's volleyball. He is a well-rounded student-athlete and he has put in countless hours the last two years to improve on his game. Also, he is the community outreach advisor for the Rotaract Club for San Diego City College."

6 david tschakert

  • Class: Sophomore
  • Position: Libero 
  • Height: 5-9
  • High School: Mar Vista
  • Hometown: Imperial Beach, Calif.
  • Major: Business
  • Favorite Quote: "If you work hard, good things will happen." - Tony Gwynn
  • Favorite Food: Mexican
  • Favorite Sports Team: San Diego Chargers & San Diego Padres
  • Favorite Athlete: Tony Gwynn
  • Why Did You Pick SDCC: "Because it has the best facility in California and the campus happens to be in the best part of San Diego."
  • Pratte's Comments: David continues to improve as a libero in this program. He is a scholar in the classroom, has bought into the program, and his dedication to improving his volleyball skills have put him in position to get on the floor."

8 sebastian uribe

  • Class: Freshman
  • Position: Outside Hitter / Opposite
  • Height: 6-3
  • High School: Madera South
  • Hometown: Madera, Calif.
  • Major: Biology
  • Favorite Quote: "Everything you do, do it with passion."
  • Favorite Food: Fettuccine Alfredo with shrimp
  • Favorite Sports Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Favorite Athlete: LeBron James
  • Why Did You Pick SDCC: "It's an environment filled with hardworking and motivated people whom I want to be surrounded by."
  • Pratte's Comments: "We are thrilled that Sebastian is on our 2016 squad. He is eager to learn and has the athletic ability to be a high level player in our league.

19 jordan walley

  • Class: Sophomore
  • Position: Outside Hitter / Opposite
  • Height: 6-3
  • High School: Yucaipa
  • Hometown: Yucaipa, Calif.
  • Major: Business
  • Favorite Quote: "If you're not making mistakes then you're not doing anything. I'm positive that a doer makes mistakes" - John Wooden
  • Favorite Food: Orange Juice
  • Favorite Team: Brazil Men's National Volleyball Team
  • Favorite Athlete: Murilo Endres
  • Why Did You Pick SDCC: "This choice gave me the chance to play more volleyball and to create new life skills to advance to the next level. I wanted to create a new culture for SDCC men's volleyball with the people I have gotten the opportunity to work and play with."
  • Pratte's Comments: "Jordan continues to improve at a fast rate. He is proving himself as a solid passer, server, and attacker. Look for Jordan to be an impact player this year. Also, he is very successful in the classroom and he is the Vice President of the San Diego City College Rotaract Club."