Women's Volleyball splash



(Aug. 2, 2006)

Levik Abramians, the new Women's Volleyball Coach at LA City College, said he's confident that his team will be a competitive one. "I'm a positive person" he said. "I love to win. And I plan to use all the training techniques that I've learned in the past to effectively coach the team" For the past six years he's served as volleyball coach at local middle and high schools, and at the club level.

He currently serves as coach at Pilibos Armenian School located in Hollywood where he led the boys' varsity volleyball team to win valley league championships two years in a row ('05-'06) with an 8-0 record this year and 7-1 last year. He also coaches the girls' varsity team as well as boys' and girls' middle school teams. In addition, he was head coach of the JV women's team for three seasons at Hoover High School in Glendale, the coach for the Soph-Frosh team for one year, and was the assistant for the varsity team.

For the past seven years he played volleyball for Homentmen Ararat, and organization in Glendale which provides athletic, cultural, and cultural, and educational programs for Armenian-American youth. A resident of Eagle Rock, Mr. Abramians was born in Iran of Armenian descent, and has been a resident of the United States for 18 years. He attended Hoover High in Glendale and received his associate in arts from LA City College. He plans to continue his education at Cal State LA in order to pursue a career as kinesiologist and get his teaching credential.

The women's volleyball program at LACC will start August 15 and the first game will be played Sept. 29. Home games will be played in LACC's Women's Gym on th e900 block of N. Heliotrope Ave.

Coach Abramians reports that he has already recruited 12 players for the team. "There's a saying" he said. "You're only as good as your weakest player. So that means that everyone on the team needs to be a strong player and I have to build the confidence of each and every player".

LACC is part of the South Coast Conference which includes teams from Cerritos, Long Beach, East LA, Pasadena, Mt. SAC, and EL Camino Community Colleges.