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Iris Tolenada poses for a portrait in the gym at SF State, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017.(Aya Yoshida/Golden Gate Xpress)
October 19, 2017

When Iris Tolenada was in high school at Deer Valley in Antioch, California, she told her volleyball coach, Lou Panzella, there was only one school that she wanted to go to: San Francisco State University. Panzella...

Student Iris Tolenada leaves lasting impression for Gator women's volleyball

December 12, 2012

She is the first person in school history to get MVP in women’s volleyball and second student athlete to earn California Collegiate Athletic Association’s MVP honors in any sport. SF State senior...

Women's volleyball suffers sweep during last home game against Cal State LA

November 4, 2012

The final home game of the season proved to be unlucky as the SF State women's volleyball team suffered a sweep at the hands of visiting Cal State LA Saturday night. Before the match, the team held...

Gator women's volleyball sweeps Toros with 3-0 win

November 3, 2012

Coming off the momentum from a Halloween victory, the SF State women's volleyball team stayed hot, sweeping Cal State Dominguez Hills Friday night. The Gators extended their winning streak to four,...

Gator women's volleyball sweeps Cal State Stanislaus 3-0

October 27, 2012

In true Gator fashion, the SF State women's volleyball team brought a balanced effort to knock off visiting Cal State Stanislaus in a three-set sweep Saturday night for the second straight victory this...

Gator women's volleyball pummels Chico State in 3-1 win

October 27, 2012

Emotions ran high in the final moments as the crowd cheered loudly on their feet after SF State spiked the final kill of the match, defeating Chico State in a thrilling four sets Friday night. After...

Gator women's volleyball edged out by Cal Poly Pomona in fourth set

October 14, 2012

Down by seven points and on the brink of elimination, the Gator women's volleyball team came roaring back against Cal Poly Pomona but were outlasted in the final fourth set Saturday night. SF State...

Gator women's volleyball sweep Humboldt State

October 13, 2012

With the color pink scattered everywhere for Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the team beaming with confidence, the women's volleyball team swept Humboldt State to tie for first place again in conference...

Gator volleyball bounces back in full swing with sweep against UC San Diego

October 7, 2012

Getting back into action, the SF State women's volleyball team swept visiting UC San Diego Saturday night to hold onto second place in CCAA conference standings. SF State finished 2-1 after their long...

Gator women's volleyball loses first place ranking against Cal State San Bernardino

October 5, 2012

An early lead for the SF State women's volleyball team wasn't enough to hold off visitors Cal State San Bernardino Friday night. SF State and San Bernardino were tied for first earlier this week with...

Gator women's volleyball snatches lead in CCAA conference standings

October 4, 2012

Taking down a top contender was the agenda Wednesday night as the SF State women's volleyball team defeated Sonoma State in five sets to claim first place in conference play. Sonoma State recently improved...

SF State women's volleyball player Kelly Ostello boosts team spirit

September 19, 2012

The ball flies high into the air, spinning slowly above the net. She starts her approach by locking and loading her right arm, waiting for her moment to spring into the air and attack. All eyes are on...

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