JSerra Girls Volleyball Team Forfeits CIF

By Vanessa Serna
Vanessa Serna
Vanessa Serna
Vanessa Serna is a California-based daily news reporter for The Epoch Times.
November 3, 2021 Updated: November 3, 2021

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif.—The JSerra High School girl’s volleyball team was disqualified from the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) championship after being found in violation of using an ineligible player on Nov. 2.

JSerra was scheduled to compete against El Toro High School on Nov. 6 for a finals game. However, the school self-reported a player was in violation of a CIF guideline and forfeited.

Tom Simmons, assistant commissioner of the CIF Southern Section, told The Epoch Times JSerra was in violation of a CIF state bylaw entailing a status of eligibility was ignored. However, he did not comment on how the bylaw was violated.

El Toro High School was immediately deemed 2021 CIF Southern Section Girls Division 3 Volleyball Champions.

El Toro coach Gus Culver and JSerra volleyball coach Mike Murphey were not immediately available for comment.

Vanessa Serna is a California-based daily news reporter for The Epoch Times.