The Mission of the Cerro Coso Community College Athletic Department is to enhance the educational objectives of the college, providing equity of access to services in support of the college’s Mission Statement and Title IX. Cerro Coso engages in intercollegiate athletics primarily to enhance the education of those who participate, and to provide a platform from which students can attain their highest potential. By providing an emphasis on academics, a high level of competition, and programs designed to emphasize positive social and community interaction, we open the opportunity to further develop life skills applicable both inside and outside of athletics. The Athletic Department strives to open the availability of educational enhancement produced by participation in intercollegiate athletics to as many students as possible, and to support our student-athletes’ goal of preparation for the next chapter of their lives’ by graduating from our institution.
Two Cerro Coso Volleyball players, Metzli Heck and Megan Smith, have signed letters of intent to play for universities this fall.
Metzli Heck will play for Morthland College in West Frankfort, Illinois. The daughter of Coach Tom Heck and his wife Erica, Metzli was named MVP for the Coyotes in 2015-2016, and will receive scholarships to play for Morthland. She loves the small hometown feel of West Frankfort, Illinois.
Megan Smith has signed on to play for the State University of New York (SUNY) at Potsdam. Born and raised in Ridgecrest, Megan is a Psychology major and made Honorable Mention in 2014-2015 Foothill Athletic Conference All-Conference.
One Team. One Dream. Congratulations, Metzli and Megan.