Claire Danna and Gabriela Valencia

Claire Danna and Gabriela Valencia

The West Valley beach volleyball team looks to make some noise in the postseason in 2019 thanks, in large part, to its depth. For evidence of this, one needs look no further than the Viking #4 pair of Claire Danna (23) and Gabriela Valencia (30). The duo is undefeated against six community college squads this year, most recently in the Cost Conference openers in Santa Cruz on March 15. Danna and Valencia swept their Foothill opponents 21-14, 21-10 and then rallied to top Gavilan's Evelyn Clonts and Melissa Zanotto 12-21, 21-18, 15-12. Danna, a 5-8 sophomore from Presentation, and Valencia, a 5-7 sophomore from Independence, provide coveted depth for a Viking squad poised for a run at a Coast Conference title and beyond.