CF Volleyball Alumni

The College of Central Florida volleyball program has had the opportunity to develop some talented athletes since the program's inception in 2011. Many of them have continued their careers at the collegiate level. So where are they now?


  • Veronica Brod Farias- Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Marina Cruz- University of Maryland- Eastern Shore
  • Yomaries Villegas- North Carolina Central University
  • Carolin Santa- Lake Erie College


  • Buse Ene- Florida Southern College
  • Kristin vom Schemm- University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • Nayrelis Pantoja- Webber University
  • Taynan Paiva- Columbia College


  • Nathaly Alvarez- Barry University
  • Rafaela Fonseca- Lynn University
  • Licie Leite- George Mason University
  • Chelsea Chavers- Valdosta State University
  • Alyssa Gage- Southern Connecticut State University


  • Yaralismar Diaz-Rodriguez- Cardinal Stritch University
  • Heather Bowersox- Florida Institute of Technology
  • Luisa Soares- College of the Holy Cross


  • Marina Adami- Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Julymar Otero- Towson University
  • Amanda Saunders- Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Shanotta Baweck- Lynn University


  • Brittney Brown- Florida Atlantic University
  • Raveen Golston- Winthrop University

Testimonial: "Being an alumni at CF was just a great experience for me. From the president supporting the volleyball team to the professors being understanding of our schedules during the season. The quote that describes a CF volleyball player is "only the strong survive". The volleyball program is amazing, and to top it off, we had great coaching. You have to be a special person to be apart of a team like that. You have to be a strong person, physically and mentally, and you will overcome every obstacle that comes your way. CF taught me to be a better person and the woman I have became today. I could not thank Coach Flavia enough for everything thing she has done for me and teaching me the ropes of life. I would like to thank Steve (athletic trainer) for everything he did to make sure we were in our best health as we possibly could be in! I would like to thank CF for the best two years of my life!" -Raveen


  • Vanessa Benke- Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Ella Kazarian- Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Jordyn Wright- Florida A&M University
  • Brittany Toney- Chrisian Brothers University

Testimonial: "CF gave me all the structure and opportunities I needed to improve as an athlete and a person. With that being said,  Coach Flavia was the boost to my excellence. Hard work, dedication, focus, and love for volleyball summarizes exaclty what happens here at CF. Coach Flavia tapped our physical and mental limits, and when it happened, we felt nobody deserved the success more than we did. All the suicides we ran during season paid off when we proved to everybody else how discipline can make us an excepcional volleyball team." - Vanessa


  • Christine Pinder- Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Gianese Tarafa- Valley City State University