Jenna Gomes

Jenna Gomes

After defeating top-seeded Cabrillo in the CCCAA NorCal finals Nov. 24, West Valley volleyball coach Armen Zakarian said, "Big players made big plays in big moments." Perhaps no Viking came up bigger in the five-set thriller than Jenna Gomes. The first-year player from Presentation High School matched her career high with 15 kills against the Seahawks, sending the Vikings to the CCCAA Volleyball State Championships for the first time since 2006. Gomes was instrumental in helping West Valley to an unbeaten November, recording seven kills at CCSF (11/7), eight at Monterey Peninsula (11/9), eight against San Mateo (11/13) and five against San Joaquin Delta in the opening round of NorCals (11/21). Despite missing 11 matches due to injury in the middle of the season, Gomes, to date, has connected on 112 swings, a 2.0 kills-per-set average.