Sabrina Ionescu's world travels continued this summer.
The incoming Miramonte High junior and Walnut Creek native made a USA Basketball squad for the second straight year.
This time, she traveled to the Czech Republic and helped the Under-17 women's national team win the gold medal at the FIBA World Championships.
Ionescu was originally named an alternate to the squad, but earned a roster spot when another player dropped out due to illness.
The guard made the most of her opportunity, averaging 4.0 points and 3.3 rebounds in the seven-game tournament.
DLS HALL OF FAME CLASS ANNOUNCED: Former NFL players Matt Gutierrez and Demetrius Williams are part of De La Salle High's 2014 athletic hall of fame class.
The new inductees, who also include Rob Lambert, Greg Brown-Davis, Joe See, John Wilhelmy, the 1985 football team and the 1996 soccer team, were announced last week.
Sean Farnham will also be honored at the Oct. 26 induction ceremony as the school's Distinguished Alumnus of the Year.
Williams and Gutierrez both played football for De La Salle during the program's national-record 151-game winning streak.
Gutierrez played at Michigan and Idaho State before he entered the NFL, and Williams was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens out of Oregon. Both athletes also played basketball for De La Salle.
Lambert, a 1981 graduate, was a standout in football and baseball.
Brown-Davis (1997) excelled in football, wrestling and diving.
See (2001) was a four-year varsity basketball player who led De La Salle to a state championship while setting school scoring records.
Wilhelmy, an orthopedic surgeon, is the father of three De La Salle graduates and was instrumental in building the school's close relationship with Muir Orthopaedic Specialists.
The 1985 football team played before the program began its record winning streak, but was the first De La Salle team to earn a national ranking and outscored opponents 323-69 while winning the North Coast Section title.
Farnham, who will serve as master of ceremonies for the event, starred in basketball at De La Salle and is now a college analyst for ESPN.
The 1996 soccer team went undefeated and didn't allow a goal during the regular season.
The Oct. 26 ceremony is open to the public and registration will be available at www.dlshs.org.
AREA SQUAD WINS JUNIOR NATIONAL VOLLEYBALL: The Pacific Rim 17-and-under boys team of Pleasant Hill, headed by coach Roger Worsley, won the first USA Junior National Volleyball Championship in Northern California history.
The team earned the historic first with a 25-20, 25-20 sweep of Balboa Bay 17Asics-Newport Beach in the championship match in Houston on July 5.
In just its fourth season, Pacific Rim was 23-0 over the summer after dominating run in the fall. The team earned the bronze medal at nationals in 2011. Pacific Rim entered the Junior Champioships as the No. 1 seed after winning the SCVA Classic the previous week.
The Pacific Rim squad boasts Worsley's two sons: Joe, the setter who was MVP of the national tourney, and his younger brother, Gage, both Campolindo High players who grew up in the sport.
The brothers are accomplished beach players as well. Joe has been training with the national team as a libero, his dad said.
With a solid core of players who have been together for four years, the the four-time regional champion Pacific Rim squad upped its level this year with two new additions from out of the area.
"Really, it was a complete team effort. It wasn't 'this guy' or 'that guy,'" coach Worsley said.
"Everybody made contributions along the way. That's why we're so fortunate to have the group we have."
Campolindo has four strong players on the squad, also including Stephen Buhl, who will be the club's first four-year graduate, and Jack Eisner.
Deer Valley star Jordan Ewert, an outside hitter, was an all-tournament selection at nationals. Sean Valsima of Clayton Valley, a middle blocker and right side hitter, also was an impact player in his return from a knee injury. Mitchell Brooks of Miramonte was a front row stalwart.