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Women's Swimming and Diving: Our Athletes

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Gabrielle Avallone

"Mighty Mouse"

Event: Freestyle 100, 200 and 500
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Rescue, CA
High School: Ponderosa
Awards and Honors: Athlete of the Week at Sierra; four-year varsity swimmer and section qualifier; swim team captain (FR)
Major: Kinesiology
Future Goals: Graduate from a four-year school, become a member of a fire department and a swim coach
Hobbies: Drawing, playing the violin


Lauren Cagle


Event: 200 Free, 100 Free, 50 Back, 50 Free, 100 IM
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Carmichael, CA
High School: El Camino
Awards and Honors: Section qualifier; FEC High Point Winner (15-18), FEC Coaches Award
Major: Kinesiology
Future Goals: Become a Physical Therapist
Hobbies: Baking, photography, long walks on the beach


Morgan Callahan

Event: Distance Freestyle, Backstroke
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Penryn, CA
High School: Del Oro 
Major: Forensic Science and Biological Science
Future Goals: Go to, and play polo at, a four-year (UOP), become a forensic scientist
Hobbies: Sleeping, drawing, making bracelets, playing and coaching water polo


Leah Cenatiempo


Event: 50 Free, 50 Fly, 100 Free
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Auburn, CA
High School: Home School
Major: Social Science
Future Goals: To be decided
Hobbies: Dancing


Sydnee Chambers

"Squid Nasty"

Event: Backstroke
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Grass Valley, CA
High School: Nevada Union
Awards and Honors: Two-time Coaches Award winner for water polo and swimming; All-Conference 1st Team water polo; All-Conference 2nd Team water polo; water polo captain (SR); All-Section Honorable Mention water polo; two-time Girl Scout Leadership Award
Major: Nutrition or Criminology
Future Goals: Become an All-American water polo player, have a successful life and chase my dreams
Hobbies: Reading, photography


Shandee Deehr

Event: Backstroke, butterfly
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Sacramento, CA
High School: Del Campo
Major: Marine Biology
Future Goals: Attend the University of Hawaii at Manoa
Hobbies: -


Claire Ferguson


Event: 100 Back, 50 Back, 50 Free
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Loomis, CA
High School: Del Oro
Awards and Honors: JV water polo most improved (SO); JV water polo defensive MVP (JR); swim captain (SR)
Major: Sociology
Future Goals: Transfer to a four-year school and compete on an NCAA team
Hobbies: Photography, baking, tanning


Annie Harriman

Event: Backstroke, Distance Freestyle
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Pacifica, CA
High School: Oak Ridge 
Major: English 
Future Goals: Be faster, stronger and better than anyone I face
Hobbies: Reading, TV, writing, running, listening to music


Ryllie Haynes

Event: Breaststroke, Sprint Freestyle
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Newcastle, CA
High School: Del Oro
Major: Animal Science 
Future Goals: Get a water polo scholarship at an upper-division four-year school
Hobbies: Hanging out with my family and friends


Erin Henderson


Event: 100 Back, 500 Free, Mile
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Junction City, OR
High School: Willamette
Awards and Honors: State qualifier (FR, SO, JR)
Major: Psychology
Future Goals: To be decided
Hobbies: Hanging out with Coach Decker


Katie Higdon


Event: 100 Fly, 200 IM
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Yuba City, CA
High School: Yuba City
Awards and Honors: Appeal-Democrat Athlete of the Year; swim team MVP
Major: Pharmacy Tech
Future Goals: Have a good career
Hobbies: Shopping, swimming, hanging out with friends


Hannah Jarvis


Event: 50 Free, 50 Back, 100 Free, 100 Back, 100 IM, 200 IM
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Penryn, CA
High School: Del Oro
Awards and Honors: All-American in swimming and water polo (Sierra); Defensive MVP water polo (Sierra); JV water polo Coaches Award; Varsity water polo co-captain; varsity swim MVP; All-League 1st Team swim; All-League 2nd Team swim; All-Section water polo
Major: Sports medicine and Psychology 
Future Goals: Travel the world, make memories and have fun
Hobbies: Travel, puzzles, listening to music, going to concerts


Courtney Keene

Event: 200, 500, mile
Year: 3rd year Sophomore
Hometown: Fair Oaks, CA
High School: Bella Vista
Awards and Honors: Polo captain and MVP (SO), Bronco Award for swim (SO, JR, SR)
Major: Meteorology
Future Goals: Become a meteorologist who is not a storm-chaser or on TV
Hobbies: Tie-dye


Ariel Kittredge

Event: 100 Fly, 200 IM
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Granite Bay, CA
High School: Granite Bay
Major: Geology 
Future Goals: Study at the University of Nevada-Reno in the fall of 2014
Hobbies: Going to reggae concerts


Macie Lopez

Event: Freestyle, Breaststroke
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Rocklin, CA
High School: Whitney 
Major: Math, Art, Architecture
Future Goals: Become an interior designer in southern California, become an All-American water polo player
Hobbies: Painting, drawing, swimming


Morgan Neumann

Event: Breaststroke, Individual Medley
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Sacramento, CA
High School: Rio Americano 
Major: Political Science 
Future Goals: Undecided 
Hobbies: Too many to list


Elizabeth Rodgers


Event: 50 Free, 50 Breast, 100 Free, 100 Breast, 100 IM
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Fair Oaks, CA
High School: Bella Vista
Awards and Honors: Bella Vista Coaches Award; All-Conference in 50 Free
Major: Kinesiology
Future Goals: Get my Bachelor’s in kinesiology and my Master’s in teaching
Hobbies: Eating, sleeping, studying and swimming


Savannah Rose

Event: Sprint Freestyle, Backstroke
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Brentwood, CA
High School: Liberty
Major: Psychology
Future Goals: Transfer to a four-year and graduate, become a juvenile counselor
Hobbies: Snowboarding, family and friends


Nikole Runyon

Event: Sprint Freestyle, Individual Medley
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Carmichael, CA
High School: El Camino 
Major: Nutrition and Fitness
Future Goals: To be successful in whatever I choose to do 
Hobbies: Anything outdoors, sleeping


Marissa Tipton

Event: 1M and 3M Diving 
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Grass Valley, CA
High School: Nevada Union 
Major: Sociology
Future Goals: Become a social worker and to work with kids
Hobbies: Quidditch


Brittany Tyra

Event: Sprint Freestyle, Breaststroke
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Grass Valley, CA
High School: Bear River
Major: Social and Behavioral Science
Future Goals: Olympics, baby!
Hobbies: Snowboarding, dirt biking, hanging out with family and friends


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