Otero Junior College
The Lady Rattlers in Action!

Lady Rattlers Volleyball

2013 - 2014 Season

Melissa Anderson, originally from New Mexico, is the Head Volleyball Coach for the OJC Lady Rattlers.

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The Lady Rattlers in Action!

Starting her sixth season (in 2013) with the OJC Rattlers, Head Coach Melissa Anderson said the team is welcoming back five returning sophomores and nine incoming freshman.

“We lost a big group of sophomores from the 2012 season, but couldn’t have found better freshman to replace them. The sophomores have taken the freshman under their wing and are stepping up to the challenge of being leaders on the team and making an impact on the court,” said Anderson.

After preseason camp wrapped up, Anderson said she felt the girls were starting to mesh very well, which is a key aspect for any team’s success.

“We have a very spunky and outgoing team; they are competitive and have a hunger to win. Although we are somewhat undersized, we have girls that can jump and put the ball down, as well as some that can play amazing defense. I am looking for this team to be scrappy and play extremely smart,” said Anderson.





MEET the 2013 Lady Rattler Volleyball Team

Lady Rattlers - A Winning Team!

Back Row Left to Right : 8 Kelsey Walsh; 21 Camille Kovach; 6 Patricia Young Yen; 13 Emma Feirabend; 9 Shannon Niemeier; 19 Diana Etienne; 14 Kori Valentine.
Middle Row Left to Right : 15 Kendra Garcia; 3 Thais Nogueira Nunes; 7 Destynee Figueroa; 10 Kayla Carroll; 2 Taylor Whitehead; 18 Johnna Allen.
Front Row Left to Right : 5 Mariah Yarbrough.



2012 OJC Volleyball Standouts Move on to Four-year Schools

OJC Volleyball Standouts Move on to Four-year Schools

The 2012 Lady Rattlers’ volleyball team finished the season with a record of 25-17. Throughout the season Otero plagued other teams with their strong defense, landing the team 2nd in the nation in digs with a total of 3,152. The major contributors to this accomplishment were four sophomores: Maureen Naqica, Amber Garrett, Jayde Comfort, and Malina Kekahuna.

These four players and two additional stand-out players, Brittany Johnson and Ana-Marja Kasljevic, will be moving on to continue their athletic careers at four-year schools.

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