2023 Community Report

RAM Athletics


Championship Athletics

Linda Garza, Softball

The 2022-23 athletic season started out with the addition of women’s wrestling The Women’s Wrestling Team started their inaugural season with newly hired Assistant Coach Gracie Figueroa in February for a historic, new era in women’s athletics at Fresno City College. All 12 California women’s teams competed in their first-ever state team champi- onship title on April 22, 2023 at Cerritos College. Men’s Wrestling • Captured fifth state championship since 2016 on December 10, 2022 • 10th State Championship title for head coach Paul Keysaw at FCC • 18th state championship title in school history • Coach Keysaw, and Assistant Coach George Moreno were awarded top honors as Coach of the Year, and Assistant Coach of the Year, respectively Women’s Soccer • Women’s Soccer team captured the 2022 Central Valley Conference (CVC) Championship • Head Coach Oliver Germond was named coach of the year and the team ranked #7 nationally • United Soccer Coaches selected Jazmin Mora (Buchanan) for the Division III Women’s All-America First Team with Bre Mello (Hanford) who was named to the Second Team Men’s Soccer • Men’s soccer finished the season as co-Central Valley Conference Championship title • Roman Gonzalez was named to the Division III Men’s All-America First Team • Ranked #9 nationally Football The Ram football team finished their season capturing the Northern California Champion- ship Bowl on December 3. The team provided Coach Tony Caviglia his 200th win and also reclaimed the historic pump in the Battle of the Pump game against district and conference foe Reedley College. The team notched their 4th straight Valley Conference Title and Coach Caviglia earned his 8th Coach of the Year award. Volleyball • Won 17th consecutive Central Valley Conference championship • 14th consecutive CVC championship • Coach Kieran Roblee earned Coach of the Year Men’s Golf • Hosted 2023 Men’s Golf State Championship at Dragonfly Golf Club in Madera • Placed fifth Baseball

New head softball coach Linda Garza was wel- comed to Fresno City College on September 6 at a news conference by FCC President Dr. Rob- ert Pimentel and Associate Dean of Athletics Dr. Derrick Johnson. Coach Garza is the fourth softball coach since the program began in 1983 (apart from interim coaches). She will officially begin on October 9. The Fresno native and Hoover High graduate comes with 21 years of Division I experience. Garza spent five seasons as head coach at Fresno State before moving to the University of Nevada where she has coached for the past two years. She says she is excited to be coming home to Fresno. Mitch Karraker, Baseball

• Won the Central Valley Conference (CVC) Championship • Seeded sixth in Northern California at Super Regionals

• Finishing the season with an impressive overall record of 34-12 • First-year Coach Karraker was named Coach of the Year for CVC Softball • Clinched Central Valley Conference • Former Head Coach Haley Janzer’s 3rd CVC Championship 27th Torch of Excellence Awards A total of 178 student-athletes were recognized for their academic and athletic achievements: • 6 Chancellor level with a 4.0 GPA for two semesters

New head Baseball Coach Mitch Karraker is a native of Clovis and a Fresno City College alum- nus. He played baseball at Buchanan High School in Clovis before playing as the starting catcher in 2008 for the Rams under legendary head coach Ron Scott. Mitch took over the program follow- ing Scott’s retirement as the winningest community college baseball coach. Mitch is only the third FCC baseball head coach in the history of the program which began in 1948. At FCC, he is also teaching kinesiology classes.

• 104 Presidents level with a GPA of 3.51 – 4.0 spring or fall • 68 Deans level with a 3.2 – 3.5 GPA for the spring or fall

Badminton player and nursing student, Uyen Napier, was named the Female Athlete of the Year and Kevoni Walker from the men’s soccer team was named the Male Athlete of the Year.


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