Fall Sports begin at Grossmont

Vince Ruffino

GROSSMONT COLLEGE — Put away the surfboards and sunscreen, its time to get focused on school, but  not without something to look forward too, Fall Sports!

For many Grossmont College students, the beginning of the Fall Semester marks  not only the end of summer and the beginning of the academic year, but also the  beginning of their respected sports season. But a novice sports fanatic might question, ‘What are the Fall Sports?’ Here’s a look at four Fall Sports at Grossmont Community College.

Football: Grossmont’s team comes off a modest season in 2010 finishing 6-4  with a post season loss to East Conference Runner Up Santa Ana College Dons in the Beach Bowl, 52-43. This year, Coach Mike Jordan looks to lead his Griffins  in the season opener on the road against rival San Diego Mesa College on Saturday, September 3, 2011 at 6p.m.

Women’s Soccer: New Head Coach Dave Ridenour and The Lady Griffins dropped the season opener, 1-0, at home against Golden West. They look to rebound Friday September 2, 2011, on their home pitch against El Camino at  1pm.

Women’s Cross Country: The Running Griffins opened up the season in  the Cuyamaca Invitational at Morley Field in San Diego. Their next venture is at 3:30p.m. in Ventura at Arroyo Verde Park for the Ventura Invitational.

Women’s Volleyball: Grossmont’s team claimed the Pacific Coast  Athletic Conference Championship in 2010 with an impressive 11-1 conference record and an overall record of 17-6 record. The Lady Griffins Volleyball team  suffered a bitter sweet loss with the departure of PCAC Player of the Year and setter Megan McManus, as well as outside hitter Krystal Robinson, as they transferred to Washington State University. Coach Jamie Ivers (PCAC 2010 Coach of the Year), and the Griffin Women’s Volleyball team looks to have another winning  season. They open the season at Chaffey College Friday, September 2 at 5:30p.m.

For more information regarding Grossmont Athletics, as well as prospect  information, please go to www.grossmont.edu/athletics

Go Griffins!

Besides being a reporter for GC Summit, Ruffino is a DJ on Griffin Radio.  He may be contacted at [email protected]