Cal Adds Portia Sherman
BERKELEY - California beach volleyball added Portia Sherman to the 2022 signing class this week. Sherman is the fifth member of Cal's 2022 signing class as she will join Jenna Colligan, Gia Fisher, Marilu Pally and Mila Vugrincic who all signed in November. She will join the team in the fall of 2022.
Sherman is the third member of the signing class who has been a part of USA Volleyball's National Training Team, joining Colligan and Vugrincic. Sherman has been a member of the USAV High Performance A1 team for the past four years, joining the program in 2019 and progressing through the system.
"Not only is Portia one of the top players in her class, but she is a natural leader and competitor," head coach Meagan Owusu said. "She will be able to make an immediate impact on our program and we can't wait for her to be a Bear!"
Sherman plays for Valley Girls club and head coach Heather Lowe, which is the same club as current Cal freshman Ella Dreibholz. She won five of AVP First tournaments at the U14 and U16 levels. She also won two AVP America qualifiers and the U16 Santa Barbara AVP America Tournament in January 2020.
Sherman also finished third in the 2021 Santa Monica CBVA open division. She was also named to VolleyballMag's Top 20 Underclassmen to Watch List and has been part of USA Beach Volleyball's U18 2021 Summer Training series. Won the USA Volleyball NBT Winter Series Tournament while playing with future teammate Jenna Colligan.
Sherman joins the Bears from Goleta, California where she attends Dos Pueblos High School. She was named the Channel League MVP for the indoor volleyball team while playing as an outside hitter. She led the team to their first league title in 10 years. She is a two-time team captain for the indoor squad and helped the team to a 2019 CIF Southern Section Team Academic Championship.
Sherman is also a three-time team captain for Dos Pueblos' beach volleyball team. She is part of the National Honors Society and the Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy. She intends to study environmental engineering at Cal.
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