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Lore steps down as Warriors head volleyball coach

POSTED November 18, 2014 11:37 p.m.

After 10 years as part of the coaching staff at California State University, Stanislaus, Christina Lore has resigned from her post as head coach of the women's volleyball program.
 Lore, who became the Warriors' fourth head coach in 2005, cited personal family matters as the reason for her to step down.
 "I want to thank Chris for her 10 years of service here as our head coach. She is a dedicated coach and an exceptional person," said Director of Athletics Michael Matoso. "I wish her nothing but the best in her future endeavors and as she takes some time to care for her family."
 Lore's best season as head coach at Stanislaus was in 2010 when the Warriors recorded 13 wins overall and 10 victories in the CCAA to finish eighth. The Warriors had four 10-win seasons under Lore's leadership. She helped coached four All-CCAA players during her tenure, including first team picks Kayla Van Duyn (2006) and Lianne Vicchio (2010-11).
 "It's hard for me to say goodbye after 10 years here at Cal State Stanislaus, but I look forward to spending time with my family," Lore said. "I wish all the best to the entire Athletics department and the student-athletes as they continue to compete in the CCAA."
 Lore was formerly known as Chris Difani during her collegiate playing days and her first three seasons here at CSU Stanislaus.
 A native of nearby Hilmar, Lore was an assistant coach and standout athlete at Sonoma State before returning to Valley.  During her four seasons as an assistant at Sonoma State, Difani helped guide the Seawolves to four consecutive winning seasons, including a 22-win season in 2001.
 As a player, she led Sonoma State to two conference championships and was the 1997 conference Most Valuable Player. In 2006, Lore was inducted into the Sonoma State Hall of Fame. She is also a member of the Hilmar High School Hall of Fame.
 Matoso stated that a national search for a women's volleyball head coach will begin immediately.

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