Welcome to Flashman's Ventura College Women's Basketball Website!

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Greetings VC basketball fans! My name is René Ponce (a.k.a. Flashman) and I served as team photographer for the six-time California State Champion Ventura College Women's Basketball team from 1997 through 2011. I had the privilege of following the Pirates on the court, chronicling countless memorable moments through my viewfinder. I was there to photograph the hoisting of four of their six state championship trophies, and I was there for every minute of every game of the record setting '38-0' 1999-2000 season, and even have a championship ring from that season! On this site are many action photos from those 14 seasons, and various other links relating to VC Pirate Women's Basketball. I created this site to pay tribute to Head Coach Ned Mircetic and all of the players, coaches, and support personnel who have contributed to make the women's basketball program at VC such a huge success.

I'd like to thank all of the VC coaches, players and fans throughout the years that I now consider my friends. Although I am unable to continue patrolling the sidelines with camera in hand, I will always consider myself a "Pirate for life!"

Enjoy, and remember... WE PLAY HARD!


"... For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack." - Rudyard Kipling

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2000 Championship Banner 2001 Championship Banner
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2010-2011 Pirates

2010-2011 Pirates

2009-2010 State Champion Pirates

2009-2010 Pirates

2008-2009 State Semi-Finalist Pirates

2008-2009 Pirates


2007-2008 State Quarterfinalist Pirates

2007-2008 State Quarterfinalist Pirates


2006-2007 Pirates

The 2006-2007 Pirates


2005-2006 Pirates

The 2005-2006 version of VC Women's basketball


2004-2005 Pirates

The 2004-2005 version of VC Women's Basketball


2003-2004 Regional Semi-Finalist Pirates

Here's the place to look for action photos from the 2003-2004 season


2002-2003 State Semi-Finalist Pirates

View a team photo of the 2002-2003 Pirates, and action shots taken throughout the season


The Dynasty Continues: 2001-2002 "Three-Peat" State Champions

Check out the 2001-2002 page for several action photos from the most recent championship season


2000-2001 Back-To-Back State Champions

Check here for photos from the 2000-2001 State Championship Team


1999-2000 State Champions

Re-live the excitement of the perfect 38-0 season by visiting the 1999-2000 championship season page!


Photo Retrospective: 1998 - Present

Feeling nostalgic? Trying to remember a player's name from several seasons ago? Or, just want to take a stroll down memory lane? Visit my Flickr photo albums, which include individual action shots of each player from the 1998-1999 season through the 2010-2011 season


The Official VC Website

Check out the official VC Women's Basketball website


Alumna Pics

A few photos of VC graduates as their life's journey takes them onward and upward


About The Author

Find out a little bit about that short guy behind the camera...


All photos on this site by René Ponce © 2011

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This site was updated on November 30, 2011 3:00 pm PST