College of Marin Volleyball finished a successful 2018 season with a close loss at Yuba College. Despite the loss the Mariners had their best finish in several years as they were 12-10 overall and 9-5 in Bay Valley Conference competition good for a third-place finish. On top of that, Salomi Galodamu, Alejandra Leon and Magnolia Johnson earned All-Conference recognition.
Galodamu, the sophomore outside hitter, was named to the Bay Valley All Conference First Team. She played in 20 matches during the season and finished third in the conference with 2.98 kills per set, and sixth with a .218 hitting percentage. In addition, Galodamu was fourth in the BVC with 0.56 aces per set. She also led the Mariners in each of the aforementioned categories. Her finest match of the season was on October 10th as she led Marin to a 3-1 victory over the Yuba College 49ers. In the match Galodamu had 14 kills, three aces, and 18 digs.
Leon, a sophomore outsider hitter, was also named to the Bay Valley All Conference First Team following the conclusion of the 2018 season. She excelled in her second year in black and gold as she competed in all 22 of Marin’s matches. She finished third in the BVC with 208 total kills and fourth in the with 2.85 kills per set. Leon was eighth in the conference with 3.36 digs per set and ninth overall with 245 total digs. Leon excelled on both offense and defense as she led the Mariners in kills and was second in digs. She recorded 11 double doubles on the season and had a career high 21 digs on October 3rd versus the College of Alameda.
Freshman Magnolia Johnson was the stalwart libero for the Mariners throughout the 2018 season. Her efforts earned her an honorable mention in the Bay Valley Conference. She finished sixth in the conference with 3.65 digs per set, and seventh with 260 total digs. Johnson was effective in service as she finished 10th in the BVC with 0.47 aces per set and 13th overall with 34 aces. She led the team in digs and digs per set, and had 15 matches with double digit digs. Her finest game came against the College of Alameda on November 2nd where she had 25 digs, three assists and two aces.
Galodamu, Leon and Johnson were leaders on and off the court during the season. Galodamu and Leon are sure to have excellent volleyball careers going forward while Johnson looks ahead to her second season at College of Marin.