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Corbett continuing collegiate career at Cameron
Sarah Corbett - photo by Photo Contributed
Sierra High graduate Sarah Corbett’s college career continues to blossom after a productive two-year run at the California Community College level. She is now helping the Cameron University Aggies in their pursuit to a NCAA postseason berth.

Corbett is a junior transfer for the Aggies (2-2 Lone Star Conference, 6-7 overall) and is currently making consistent contributions to the NCAA Division II volleyball program in Lawson,OK. Corbett has been able to make the transition to a four-year institution, but the geographical change is still an taking time.

“To be honest, it has been a little bit of an adjustment,” Corbett said during a bus ride home from Odessa, TX, after a match. “It’s been kind of nice seeing different parts of the states and meeting a lot of different people.

“But it is a lot different here for sure.”

Corbett played two competitive seasons for Feather River College in Quincy, where she was named a captain and honored on the All-Golden Valley Conference team her sophomore season. Her experiences with the Golden Eagles have enabled Corbett to come in and make immediate impact for the Aggies’ program.

“The time there absolutely helped me for this,” Corbett said of her two seasons at Feather River. “I think Sarah Ritchie, as a coach, has so much to do with it. She runs her program like a four-year program, as far as intensity and everything.

“It mentally and physically prepared me to move on.”

Corbett, who was a three-year starter for the Timberwolves, was one of four sophomores to sign full-ride scholarships off the Golden Eagles’ 2009 playoff squad. Now she is teaming up with a different group of girls, but the aspirations haven’t changed. Corbett is amongst a group that head coach Brianne Smedley has focused on making it to the LSC tournament and beyond.

“Getting to the tournament is definitely the focus of our team,” Corbett said. “And it has been since day one. Making our conference tournament is our main goal and hopefully we will be able to accomplish that.”