Squad Profiles

2015 Profiles

34 ethan bonelli

  • Class: Freshman
  • Position: Outside Hitter / Defensive Specialist
  • Height: 6-2
  • Weight: 
  • High School: Yucaipa
  • Hometown: Yucaipa, Calif.
  • Major: Kinesiology
  • 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: "Because 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. He will be used at outside hitter and opposite this year for us."

1 stephen buhl

  • Class: Freshman
  • Position: Outside Hitter / Right Side
  • Height: 5-11
  • Weight: 
  • 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: Joseph Montana Worsley
  • 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."

9 zachary kramer

  • Class: Freshman
  • Position: Middle Blocker / Opposite
  • Height: 6-7
  • Weight: 
  • High School: Yucaipa 
  • Hometown: Yucaipa, Calif.
  • Major: Civil Engineering
  • Favorite Quote: "Whatever 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."

11 shane mcadams

  • Class: Freshman
  • Position: Middle Blocker
  • Height: 6-9
  • Weight: 
  • High School: Ironwood Ridge
  • Hometown: Tucson, Ariz.

12 luis nunez

  • Class: Sophomore
  • Position: Libero
  • Height: 5-10
  • Weight: 
  • High School: Ramona
  • Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
  • Major: Undecided
  • Favorite Quote: "Nothing just happens. You always have to strive." - Marcus Lutrell
  • Favorite Sports Team: Broncos
  • Why Did You Pick SDCC: "Great coach."
  • Pratte's Comments: "Luis is our lone sophomore on the team and the only player with college-level experience. We are going to lean on his experience and he has the ability to be a high-level libero in our league."

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 on of the reasons he is a pleasure to coach."

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 had a tremendous academic performance for the Fall 2014 semester and I am looking forward to seeing him be an impact player for us."

3 lucas timm

  • Class: Freshman
  • Position: Outside Hitter
  • Height: 6-5
  • Weight: 
  • High School: Temascal Canyon
  • Hometown: Lake Elsinore, Calif.
  • Major: Kinesiology
  • Favorite Quote: "There are none so blind as those who will not see." - Unknown
  • Favorite Food: Corn dogs and lasagna
  • Favorite Sports Team: Los Angeles Lakers
  • Favorite Athlete: Kobe Bryant
  • Why Did You Pick SDCC: "Nikce facilities, motivated coach, nice location."
  • Pratte's Comments: "Luke has only been playing volleyball for a year. Look for him to continue to improve on all phases of the game. He has the potential to be a high level pin-hitter in our league."

6 david tschakert

  • Class: Freshman
  • Position: Libero 
  • Height: 5-9
  • Weight: 
  • High School: Mar Vista
  • Hometown: Imperial Beach, Calif.
  • Major: Political Science
  • 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."

19 jordan walley

  • Class: Freshman
  • Position: Outside Hitter / Defensive Specialist
  • Height: 
  • Weight: 6-3
  • High School: Yucaipa
  • Hometown: Yucaipa, Calif.
  • Major: Spanish
  • 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: Hawaiian BBQ
  • Favorite Sport: Snowboarding
  • Favorite Athlete: Travis Rice
  • Why Did You Pick SDCC: "This choice gave me the to play more volleyball 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."