El Camino volleyball record breaker seeks 1st championship title

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OCEANSIDE, Calif. – An El Camino High School senior volleyball player broke the school record for most kills in a single season.

"The record was 461. Right now, I have 530." said Devin Pontigon. "I think it just kind of clicked."

The outside hitter picked up volleyball as a freshman after being inspired by the Olympic Games. By his sophomore year, Pontigon found himself on the varsity squad.

When the two-time team captain graduates as a wildcat this spring, Pontigon will leave the varsity program producing over 1000 kills and over 90 aces.

While the 4.0 student athlete received individual accolades for his work on the court, Pontigon says winning a CIF Championship with his team would bring him the most pride.

"It's unimaginable. Not a lot of people get this chance. I realized that a couple days ago. Especially at our school," said Pontigon.

Last yearm El Camino fell short in the section finals against Valhalla. Now, the Wildcats are one tough win away from earning the first championship title for the boys volleyball program.

"We have been working on it all season just for this moment," said Pontigon. "Here it comes."

El Camino will face Bonita Vista on Saturday, May 21 at 1 p.m.