The Ventura College baseball team is proud to announce that 10 players form the 2015 team will be transferring to four year schools to continue their academic and athletic careers in the the coming academic year. It is the third consecutive season the Pirates will transfer at least 10 student athletes to continue their academic and athletic pursuits. This year's group has players transferring to NCAA Division I, II and III, and NAIA schools across the country.
Dylan Colman, a reserve in 2014 and a full time starter in 2015 earned All-WSC honors in this past season. He will transfer to NAIA Dakota State University in South Dakota.
Billy Davidson, a redshirt sophomore who pitched in the 2013 and 2015 Pirate and earned an honorable mention All-Conference selection in 2013 while earning notice as the Pirates top reliever is leaving Pirate baseball with a 3.97 GPA. He will transfer to NCAA Division III power California Lutheran University.
Bradley Fullerton was a 2-year starter for the Pirates while earning All-WSC honors in 2014 and a Gold Glove Award in 2015. He also plans to transfer to California Lutheran.
Greg Minier, who pitched for the 2015 Pirate baseball team after transferring in from Bethune-Cookman University in Florida will transfer to PAC-12 power and NCAA Division I University of Washington.
Josh Olson was a 2-year reserve outfielder for VC and will transfer to NAIA Missouri Valley College in Marshall, Mo. where he is expected to transition to second base. He is slated to be a full time starter for the Vikings, who reached the championship game of their conference tournament in 2015.
Jeff Schwartz a RHP for the 2015 Pirates, who also saw action at first base, was a transfer from NCAA D2 California State Dominguez Hills. as a redshirt sophomore will transfer to first-year NAIA program at Hope International University in Fullerton. The Royals are putting together a strong recruiting class and will compete in the Golden State Athletic Conference in 2016.
Jordan Simon, a reserve in 2014 after transferring in from NCAA Division I University of Nevada, Reno, was a full time starter in 2015 at second base and will transfer to NCAA Division II Cal State San Bernardino.
Alexander Torres, who was a redshirt sophomore in 2015 after earning honorable mention All-Western State Conference honors in 2013 and pitching as a reliever in 2015, will transfer to NAIA Our Lady of Lake University in San Antonio, Tex.
Alex Van Es, another redshirt sophomore who pitched on the Pirates' 2014 and 2015 teams, emerged as the Pirates most used reliever this past season and will transfer to Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio.
Michael Volaski, who was a 2-year starter at shortstop for Ventura and set school records for fielding percentage and double-plays turned by a shortstop will transfer to NCAA Division I Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ where he is expected to move to third base and be an immediate starter for a team that narrowly missed an NCAA regional berth in 2015.