Ceres High’s Alyssa Stiles and Central Valley’s Brianna Quiroz and Nayeli Ramos represented their respective schools at the First Annual Stanislaus County Girls Volleyball All-Star Game this past month in Turlock.
The event showcased senior players from more than 20 schools in the area.
Two all-star matches were staged at Pitman High School on Dec. 1.
“Boys basketball and football get a lot of attention,” Stiles said. “I thought it was cool they took the time to organize an all-star game for girls volleyball.”
Quiroz, Ramos and the South topped the North 3-2 in the large-school contest.
“It’s cool to say I played in the first-ever all-star game. I also got to be a part of the winning team.”Nayeli Ramos
“It’s cool to say I played in the first-ever all-star game,” Ramos stated. “I also got to be a part of the winning team.”
Ramos and Quiroz teamed up for two seasons at Central Valley.
“We’ve always had a special bond off the court,” Ramos said. “When we play, we work well together because of that bond.”
Stiles and the North bested the South 3-0 in the small-school contest.
“I was excited to play against the top girls in the area,” Stiles said. “Everyone was there for the same reason. We wanted to have fun. It was cool to be on the winning team. We all worked together. We strived to do our best.”
Ramos will focus on academics in college.
Stiles’ future might include playing volleyball or doing track and field.
“I don’t know what I’m going to do,” Stiles said. “I’m still submitting applications.”