The American River Current

Getting recruited means more than excelling in the sport; ARC coaches speak about scouting that perfect fit

American River College running back Julie Leslie attempts to maneuver around a Laney College defensive back to score a touchdown. The game happened on Sept. 20, 2019, at ARC football field. (Photo by Emily Mello)

Emily Mello

April 1, 2020

American River College’s recruiting process for athletes requires coaches and staff members to dig into high schools and also around the district, to find who could fit better on the team and what specific qualities or ideas are expected from them as a college-level athlete.   “We go out an...

ARC volleyball takes CCCAA State Championship

The American River College volleyball team celebrates their 3-1 win against El Camino College in the quaterfinals of the CCCAA State Chmpionship tournament at Solano College on Nov. 30, 2018. ARC moved on to place first in the tournament. (Photo by Jennah Booth)

Gabe Carlos

December 4, 2018

For the first time in the team’s history, the American River College’s women’s volleyball team took first place in the California Community College Athletics Association State Championships over Fresno City College, 3-2 on Dec. 2. The team finished with 60 kills out of 166 attempts with a .187...

Volleyball team evens the score with San Joaquin Delta

ARC vollyball players Erin Fogarty and Kaitlin Meyer rush for the ball during a game against San Joaquin Delta College on Nov. 9, 2016. (Photo by Lidya Grib)

Robert Hansen

November 10, 2016

The American River volleyball team got even with San Joaquin Delta (SJD) by dominating them in straight sets on Wednesday. At their last meeting, American River lost a close match in full sets, 3-2, to the Mustangs. Coach Carson Lowden said the win against a team that has beaten them felt “real g...

Women’s volleyball team looks for more success with new coach

New American River college women’s volleyball head coach Carson Lowden explains a new signto her players during a team practice on Aug. 25 at ARC. Lowden’s first game in charge is on Aug. 26 against Lassen College. (Photo by Mack Ervin III)

Mack Ervin III, Laodicea Broadway, and Mike Yun

August 30, 2016

By Mack Ervin III, Mike Yun and Lao Broadway American River College’s women’s volleyball team is feeling upbeat and confident after winning their opening two games against Lassen College and Porterville College, both by the score of 3-0. The Beavers are coming off of a another playoff run af...

Volleyball team bonds through season a midst changes

Sophomore middle blocker Erianna Williams, number 8, and freshman outside hitter Candice Reynoso, left of Williams, block a spike attempt by Hartnell sophomore Neysha Laumatia. ARC won 3-2 and also won their second match of the doubleheader against Lassen College. (Photo By Kameron Schmid)

Matthew Peirson

December 2, 2015

Though a coaching change was made over the summer and star middle blocker Erianna Williams missed nearly a month of the regular season due to an injury, American River College’s volleyball team reached the NorCal Regionals second round playoffs once again before falling to Foothill College. “We ...

ARC volleyball player moves from Alaska to California for the love of the game

American River College volleyball outside hitter Nora Troppmann serves to Cabrillo College on Sept. 18 2015. Troppmann, originally from Fairbanks, Alaska, came to ARC for more chances to play volleyball. (Photos by Joe Padilla)

Matthew Peirson

October 30, 2015

Riding snow machines, smoking salmon and hiking the wilderness of America’s most naturally preserved state were just some of the activities that Fairbanks, Alaska native and American River College volleyball player Nora Troppmann enjoyed through her early childhood and high school years. Troppmann...

ARC volleyball bests Cosumnes, improves to 16-5

American River College safety Monica Udahl performs a backward set in order to get the ball to a teammate. ARC swept Cosumnes 3-0 by scores of  25-14, 25-11, 25-22 on October 21, 2015 .(Photo by Nicholas Corey)

Matthew Peirson

October 22, 2015

Relying heavily on outside hitters Nora Troppmann and Kaitlyn Meyer, American River College’s volleyball team overwhelmed Cosumnes River College with its power attack in three sets Wednesday, winning with scores of 25-14, 25-11, 25-22. Troppmann was the focal point of ARC’s offense, continually ...

ARC volleyball defeats San Joaquin Delta College

American River College outside hitter Kaitlin Meyer (10) celebrates during ARC's 3-2 win over San Joaquin Delta College. Meyer finished the game with 22 points and ARC extended to eight games. (Photo by Karen Reay)

Johnnie Heard

October 13, 2015

American River College’s volleyball team defeated San Joaquin Delta College at home by a score of 3-2. The game came down to the fifth and final set, in which ARC edged SJDC 15-13. Playing without MB/OPP Erianna Williams, ARC was able to offset Williams' absence with outside hitter Kaitlin Meyer...

ARC volleyball routes Porterville

Erin Fogarty and Kaitlin Meyer go above the net for American River College to block a shot from Porterville's Ana Madrigal during the tournament match on Sept. 18, 2015. ARC won the match 25-9, 25-8, 25-13. (Photo by Joe Padilla)

Jose Garcia

September 21, 2015

American River College’s volleyball team dominated Porterville college in a three game match Friday afternoon, winning by a final of 25-9, 25-8, 25-13. By the start of the third set ARC switched to the opposing side of the court when the sun started to rear its way on to the court. “It was so ...

Volleyball loses to Cabrillo 3-2 after fierce comeback

Erianna Williams and Nicole Suther, middle blockers for ARC, attempt to block a shot from Cabrillo. ARC lost three sets to two, winning two sets in a row to take the match to a fifth. (Photo by Nicholas Corey)

Kameron Schmid

September 18, 2015

American River College’s volleyball team came back from being down two sets to coming within three points of winning, but was defeated in the fifth set by Cabrillo College Friday afternoon, with game scores of 25-20, 25-18, 23-25, 21-25 and 15-12. Cabrillo (4-1), who finished second in the state...

ARC dominates Lassen in second match of the day

American River College setter Monica Udahl smacks the ball over the net as two Lassen players stretch out to defend the play. ARC won the second game of the match 25-12 on Aug 28, 2015. (Photo by Joe Padilla)

Jordan Schauberger

September 2, 2015

American River College’s volleyball team dominated Lassen College in its second of two matches Thursday by a final score of 3-0 Thursday as ARC thwarted Lassen’s attempt to rally in the final game. Lassen opened the scoring in the first game, but after that ARC took firm control of the match a...

ARC outlasts Hartnell 3-2 in come-from-behind win

Sophomore middle blocker Erianna Williams, middle, and freshman outside hitter Candice Reynoso, left of Williams, block a spike attempt by Hartnell sophomore Neysha Laumatia. ARC won 3-2 and also won their second match of the doubleheader against Hartnell College on Aug 28, 2015. (photo by Kameron Schmid)

Matthew Peirson and Johnnie Heard

September 1, 2015

An earlier version of this article identified ARC as playing Lassen Community College in the caption. In fact, the game shown in the picture was against Hartnell College. By Johnnie Heard and Matthew Peirson American River College’s volleyball team outlasted Hartnell College in its season opener wi...

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