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Chatsworth’s Bassler Picks UC Santa Barbara

Multi-sport athlete Kris Bassler of Chatsworth High has signed a letter of intent to play soccer at UC Santa Barbara.

Bassler, the all-time leading scorer for two-time defending City Section champion Chatsworth, said she chose the Big West Conference school because of her familiarity with Gaucho Coach Tad Bobak.

Bobak coached Bassler on a girls’ 16-and-under team in the Olympic Development program two years ago.

Bassler also played on the Chancellors’ volleyball team, which advanced to the City 4-A Division semifinals last fall, and is a sprinter on the track team.

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The Cal State Northridge women’s volleyball team signed three players to letters of intent Friday.

Outside hitter Melissa Clements and middle blocker Ana Kristich, both of La Habra High, and middle blocker Heather Anderson of Fresno Clovis are the newest Matadors.

“Our primary objective was to bring in two middle blockers that had height and the physical capabilities in terms of movement skills,” Coach Walt Ker said.

“Our other objective was to bring in a left-side hitter who was a terminator, who could kill balls for us.

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Clements, who helped La Habra to two state championships and a 26-0 record last fall, was selected the most valuable player in the Southern Section 3-A Division.


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