Top 10 Stories Countdown

In leading up to the start of the each school year, the Laser athletic department counts down the top 10 Irvine Valley sports stories from the previous school year.

This countdown first appeared during the summer of 2014 and highlighted the many accomplishments both on and off the court of IVC teams and individuals.

The countdown begins in early August and finishes up just before the start of fall sports action.

With a lot of success by Irvine Valley teams year in and year out, the selections end up being difficult ones.

Below is a list with links to the stories of each school year's countdown.


Coming in August


Honorable Mention - Women's basketball standouts

Honorable Mention - Women's volleyball scholar athletes

No. 10 (tie) - Women's golfer Hyerin Kim takes sixth at state

No. 10 (tie) - Badminton team finishes strong

No. 9 - Women's basketbal team makes regional final

No. 8 - Women's volleyball team wins another OEC title

No. 7 - Scheevel and Waterman 15-16 AOYS

No. 6 - Tom Pestolesi's well-deserved honors

No. 5 - Men's soccer team's magical run

No. 4 - Beach volleyball team is second in state

No. 3 - Reinking, Earnest are best on the beach

No. 2 - Callejo, Figlia, Paz are tops in the state

No. 1 - Men's tennis team reigns again


No. 10 (tie) - IVC athletics is 12th in the state

No. 10 (tie) - Kobi Pekich OEC Character Champion

No. 9 - Women's soccer program continues rise

No. 8 - Baseball soars into Super Regionals

No. 7 - Leleaga Meredith wins CCCAA State title

No. 6 - Superb individual honors in men's tennis

No. 5 - Women's basketball team's magical year

No. 4 - Sand volleyball team sweeps state

No. 3 - Men's tennis team claims first state title

No. 2 - Women's volleyball team is perfect

No. 1 - Annie Mitchem's dominant IVC run


No. 10 (tie) - Basketball coach Drew Alhadeff heads to Cypress

No. 10 (tie) - Women's soccer team's special season

No. 9 - Men's basketball team being ranked No. 1 in the state

No. 8 - Women's volleyball player Marisa Doran being named the OEC Character Champion

No. 7 - Women's golfer Leleaga Meredith finishing third at the State Championships

No. 6 - Women's badminton player Jurate Foes finishing as the runner-up at state

No. 5 - Men's volleyball team making the State Championships semifinals

No. 4 - Women's sand volleyball team winning another club state title

No. 3 - Women's indoor volleyball team making the State Championships

No. 2 - Men's tennis team taking second at the State Championships

No. 1 - Volleyball player Annie Mitchem's remarkable year