Tom’s team tracker

Tom Miller, Staff Writer


Wrestling moved up to 9-2 on the season with a 19-17 win over Modesto College. Jhaylyn Hall has been a standout at the 184 weight class.


The women’s volleyball team finished the season 14-15. Freshman Makenzie Oden led the team with 188 kills and 503 assists. The 2018 season provided SRJC’s women’s volleyball team with a new coach, Ally Deal, who is a former Sonoma State University coach and player.


Both Bear Cubs soccer teams had winning records. The men’s team had a record of 10-8-1 overall and 5-3-1 in league play. The high point in the season was a 3-0 win over City College of San Francisco. The women’s team also had a stellar season with a record of 14-6-3 and 10-4-2 in league play.

Both the men’s and women’s teams made the playoffs. The men played at second seed Taft College, losing 3-1 and bringing their season to a close. The women are ranked No. 8 in the state; in the state tournament they beat No. 9 City College of San Francisco 2-0, then went on to lose to No. 1 Sierra Community College 2-0 in the second round.

The two standouts for the men’s team were forward Rigo Barragan from Windsor High and goalie Javier Aguilar from Healdsburg High School. Aguilar posted 10 shutouts during the season. Eden Brooker, a Montgomery High School graduate, stood out on the women’s team. She led the season with 22 goals in 19 games.


Cross Country Men’s and Women’s teams both had great seasons. Johnny Vargas was named Big 8 Conference MVP for his performance this fall. Vargas cruised to first place at the NorCal regional championships Nov. 2 at Shasta College. He finished 34th in the state championship Nov. 17 at Woodward Park in Fresno. The women’s team earned a berth in the state championship in Fresno, after a second-place finish in the regionals. Ana Palafox finished 16th in the state championship, leading SRJC to a 13th place team finish.

Water Polo:

The men’s team finished 4-12, but their record is misleading because they lost a number of close games. Sophomore Dominic Tommasi, formerly of Sonoma Valley High School, had 13 goals and 18 assists. The women’s team went 9-12, averaging 11 points per game.


The Bear Cubs football team had an up-and-down season and finished with a 5-5 record after a loss to American River College in the Gridiron Classic Bowl Dec. 1. The Bear Cubs look forward to playing next year and improving on their .500 record. Their victory over Chabot College, a 47-40 overtime win, was a season highlight.

Bear Cubs quarterback Jake Simmons had a great season throwing for 250 yards per game. Simmons is an alumnus of Rancho Cotate High in Rohnert Park.