Alumni Watch: Victoria Stewart & Chelsea Ayala land Women’s Basketball Scholarships

LogoTwo Oceanside High School alums and former Lady Pirate Basketball team members, Victoria Stewart and Chelsea Ayala have landed basketball scholarships to four-year colleges after completing their AA degree from Palomar College and being an intregal part of the Palomar College Comets WBB team.  The Comets shared the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference 1st place title with Mt. San Jacinto College, then went onto the Elite 8 in state playoffs. Victoria and Chelsea were chosen to play in the college sophomore showcase in Northern California, then on May 10th  both players signed their “Letter of Intent” to continue their college education and play basketball at the next level.
Palomar Comets Women's Basketball

Palomar Comets Women’s Basketball

Excerpts from the Palomar Comets Women’s Basketball page, May 12, 2016 —
SAN MARCOS — With another Pacific Coast Athletic Conference championship under her belt, Palomar women’s basketball coach Leigh Marshall is sending five more scholarship players on to the four-year college level.  
Let’s meet the two Oceanside High School alums!
Chelsea Ayala — a 5-foot, 2-inch sophomore guard from Oceanside HighChelsea Ayala
School (Class of 2014), has landed a scholarship to NCAA Palomar Comets - Chelsea AyalaDivision II Texas A&M International University in Laredo, Texas. The Dustdevils are coming off a 15-12 season and were 12-6 in the Heartland Conference. The conference produced the 2016 Division II national champions, Lubbock Christian University. Ayala, an All-PCAC first-team selection, was the leading scorer for the Palomar Comets, averaging 12.2 points in conference (9.1 points overall), 3.5 rebounds overall, 3.1 assists on the season (3.9 in conference) and 2.0 steals (2.5 in conference).
Victoria StewartVictoria Stewart — a 5-foot-4 sophomore guard out of Oceanside High School (Class of 2013), sparked the CometsVictoria off the bench to earn a scholarship to Presentation College, an NAIA school in Aberdeen, South Dakota. Stewart overcame a serious knee injury she suffered in her second season at Palomar in which she redshirted.  She is the daughter of Michiyo (Cramer) Davis, Oceanside High School, Class of 1985.
Victoria Stewart and Chelse Ayala were a high caliber part of the Lady Pirates Basketball team in 2012-2013. That season the Pirates tied for league championship and hung up the 1st league banner for Girls Basketball in over 100 years of Oceanside High School’s existence!~

Congratulations to Chelsea and Victoria ~ Way to represent the Pirate Nation!