The Bakersfield College women's volleyball team is on a hot streak, holding a 13-1 record.
“These are really good players. Some of the better players we had in my 14 years here," said head coach Carl Ferreira. “So they have a lot to do with why we’re so successful.”
Those players, freshmen Lanie Camarillo and Penelope Zepeda. They lead the Renegades with nearly 200 kills a piece. But, give credit to the team and head coach.
“Without the passers, there will be no good sets. Without our setter, there will be no good swings. It’s all a group collaboration," said Zepeda.
“We’re really lucky to have a great coach that focuses not only on are skills, but are mental side of the game," said Camarillo.
Ferreira teaches his girls to never dwell on a past mistake or lost game.
“The key to all of this is, can you win and lose while you learn. It may sound cliché, but that’s really all we’re doing," said Ferreira.
And this is what's he's done for over 14 years and 14 teams.
You can catch Ferreira and the Renegades' at their next game against No. 3 El Camino at the Gil Bishop Sports Center on Oct. 5 at 6 p.m.