McCormick Shuts Down IMG Academy
Sophomore Chris McCormick (1-0) pitched seven strong innings as Pasco-Hernando State College defeated IMG Academy 5-0 in Bradenton. McCormick allowed five hits while striking out four. Sophomore Danny Rodriguez pitched the final two innings allowing just one hit. The team will travel to Polk State College in Winter Haven on Saturday for a 2:00 p.m. game.
Baseball Team Opens Season Tomorrow
Pasco-Hernando State College will open the 2015 season tomorrow at IMG Academy in Bradenton. The team is coming off a fourth place finish at the NJCAA College World Series in 2014.
Sophomore Chris McCormick will get the start on the mound. McCormick finished 8-4 with a 2.02 era last season. Other key pitchers returning are Danny Rodriguez (10-4, 2.55) and red-shirt sophomore Robert Peck, who sat out last season after undergoing Tommy John surgery. The team also returns shortstop Alex Kranick (.326), first baseman Kevin Faulkner (.311), second baseman Aderly Perez (.295) and center fielder Justin Ortiz (.283).
Softball Set to Open Season on Friday
Pasco-Hernando State College women's softball team will open the 2015 season playing in the JUCO Classic softball tournament tomorrow. The tournament will be held at the Eddie C. Moore softball complex in Clearwater, Fla. at the corner of Drew Street and McMullen Booth Road.
The team will play Wake Technical Community College at 2 p.m. on field four and Richard Bland Community College at 4:20 p.m. on field two. PHSC will return on Saturday to play Kaskaskia College at 9 a.m. on field one and Broward College at 1:20 p.m. on field four.
Coolers are prohibited and the gate fee is $8.00 per day or $20.00 for the weekend.
Quistas Beat Oxford at Home
The Quistas defeated Oxford College of Emory University, 86 to 70, on Friday. Top scorers include Yamil Marrero 11 points, 12 rebounds, and three blocks; Taylor Breck 15 points and eight rebounds; and Daemon Ashley with 16 points.
The team is now 5-12.
Two Volleyball Players Named All-Americans
The NJCAA released their 2014-15 Div II All-Americans. Sophomore Jordan Bickett, outside hitter, was named second team All-American and sophomore Logan Miller, opposite hitter, was named Honorable Mention All-American.
Jordan recorded 470 kills, .236 hitting efficiency, 19 aces, 418 digs, and 73 blocks for the season and Logan recorded 502 kills, averaging 3.32 kills per set, .268 hitting efficiency and 68 blocks for the season.
Basketball Endures Loss to Manatee-Sarasota
On Tuesday November 25, the Quistas competed against State College of Florida Manatee-Sarasota and lost: PHSC 84, SCF 98. Top scorers of the game were, Terrance Briggs with 16 points and five rebounds; Daemon Ashley with 15 points and four assists; and Victor Davila with 13 points and 11 assists.
The Quistas will face Santa Fe College at home on December 3 at 7 p.m. The team's current record is now 4-8.
Basketball Overcome by Gulf State
On Friday, November 11, the Quistas played tough against Gulf Coast State College, but lost, PHSC 57, Gulf Coast 72. Top scorers of the game were Taylor Breck 18 points and Daemon Ashley 19 points.
The team will play Northwest Florida State College tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. at Northwest Florida State College. NWFSC is one of the top NJCAA basketball schools in the country. The Quista's record is now 4-6.
Volleyball Finishes Eighth in the National Tournament
The PHSC volleyball team finished eighth in the NJCAA Division II National Tournament falling to Illinois Central College in five sets 14-25, 25-15, 26-24, 24-26 and 10-15. The eighth place finish was the second best in the College's history.
The team finished 39-8 on the season, which was also the team's second best finish in the College's history.
For complete information, see the media release.
Half Marathon Team Places Sixth At Nationals
The PHSC half marathon team placed sixth at the NJCAA Half Marathon championship in Topeka, Kansas for the second consecutive year. Freshman Alyssa Deligio finished in 1:37:11 to lead a group of eight PHSC runners. Sophomores Samantha Martinez (1:39:39) and Melody Yero (1:41:39) rounded out the top runners who scored in the event. Sophomores Katie Monds (1:42:06) and Elaine Gavallas (1:43:34) also ran a strong race. Other runners included freshmen Elise Cedre (1:45:39), Roxanna Cabellero (1:53:12) and Ava Thompson (2:01:19). El Paso Community College won the race.
PHSC Splits Matches On Opening Day of National Tournament
Fourth seeded Pasco-Hernando State College (39-5) defeated Waubonsee Community College 3-0 (25-19, 27-25, 25-22) in the NJCAA Division II National Tournament in Phoenix, Ariz. on Thursday afternoon. The win moved the team into a winners bracket game against No. 5 Columbus State Community College of Ohio on Thursday night.
PHSC (39-6) came out strong winning the first set 25-22, but fell in the final three sets 12-25, 23-25 and 12-25. The loss moved the team into a match with Des Moines Area Community College at 4:30 p.m. EST on Friday. The winner of that match will advance to the finals for fifth place on Saturday. The loser will be play for seventh place. You can watch the tournament at www.njcaatv.com.
PHSC Will Play for Seventh Place In NJCAA Tournament
Pasco-Hernando State College (39-7) lost to Des Moines Area Community College 3-1 (14-25, 16-25, 25-17, 18-25) on Friday afternoon in Phoenix, Arizona. The loss sends the Conquistadors into a Saturday morning match against Illinois Central Community College. Match time is 12 p.m. (EST). The match will be for seventh place in the NJCAA National Tournament. Watch the match live on NJCAATV.com.
Basketball Suffers Loss to Polk State
The Quistas played a tough game against Polk State College last night. The final outcome was Polk 85, PHSC 65. The top scorers of the game were, Taylor Breck with 16 points and four rebounds; Daemon Ashley, 14 points and Shane Temara 13 points and four rebounds.
The team plays Gulf Coast State College at the Bruce Steward Classic in Niceville, Fla. on Friday at 3:30 p.m. at Northwest Florida State College gym.
Quistas Fall to Indian River
On Monday the Quista's played against Indian River State College. They played hard, but lost, PHSC 62 to IRSC 90. Top scorers of the game were Daemon Ashley with 18 points and Shane Temara with 18 points and seven rebounds.
The Quistas play Polk State College tonight, at home, at 7 p.m. The current record is 4-4.
St. Pete Overcomes Quistas Basketball
On Saturday November 15, the Quistas battled St. Pete College, but lost. Final score: PHSC 75 , St. Pete 87. Top players of the game included, Daemon Ashley 17 points and Victor Davila 14 points, and five steals.
The Quistas will play Indian River State College on Monday November 17 in Ft. Pierce at 7 p.m. Their record is now 4-3.
Basketball Wins at Home Against Johnson University
The Quistas defeated Johnson University last night, 74-64. Top scorers were Shane Temara with 19 points, 12 rebounds, and three blocks and Daemon Ashley with 16 points and five rebounds.
The next game will be against St. Petersburg College on Saturday November 15 at 4 p.m. at St. Petersburg College.
Basketball Takes Tough Loss to West Georgia Tech
The Quistas fought hard but lost against West Georgia Technical College. Final score was PHSC 81, West Georgia 84. Top scorers included
Clayton Buchanan, 16 points and four assists and Shane Temara, 16 points and 15 rebounds.
The team's next game will be Wednesday November 12 at home against Johnson University at 7 p.m.
The season record is now 3-2.
Cross Country Team Places 18th in NJCAA 5k
The women's cross country team finished 18th place in the NJCAA 5k race. The course was challenging, the weather was cold and there were high winds but the ladies ran strong. The team was led by sophomore Melody Yero finishing in 19:58 and freshman Angela Cruz finishing in 19:59.
This is the first time all season the ladies broke into the 19s. Alyssa DeLigio was the third finisher for the team in 20:18. Rounding out the scoring were sophomore Kristen Dunlap in 20:43 and freshman Roxanna Caballero in 20:47. Samantha Martinez and Elise Cedre ran as sixth and seventh runners with times of 20:49 and 20:52.
The 18th place finish matches the 2013 team finish.
Volleyball Advances to National Tournament
The Lady Conquistadors became Region X/District P champions after defeating Catawba Valley Community College in four sets on Saturday, November 8.
Sophomores Logan Miller, opposite hitter, and Toni Imbimbo, libero, shined for the Conquistadors, with Miller recording a team-high of 15 kills and Imbimbo notching 31 digs. Freshman setter Teddi Wright also showcased an impressive performance, tallying 50 of the team’s 52 total assists.
The team finished the night with 95 digs and hit a .223 as a team.
Receiving all tournament team accolades were sophomore outside hitter Jordan Bickett and freshman setter Teddi Wright. Additionally, sophomore opposite hitter, Logan Miller, was honored as the tournament’s most valuable player.
The team has now advanced to 38-5 for the season and will travel to Phoenix, Ariz. November 20-22 to compete for the 2014 NJCAA Division II National Volleyball Championship.
Basketball Beats Oxford in Road Game
The Quistas pulled out a victory over Oxford on Thursday night. Final score: PHSC 81, Oxford 74. Top scorers were
Victor Davilia 18 points and five assists, Foday Kamara 14 points, six rebounds, and six assists, and Daemon Ashley 14 points and six rebounds.
The Quistas next game will be Saturday, November 8 against West Georgia Technical College at LaGrange College in LaGrange, Ga.
Basketball Suffers Loss to Georgia Highlands
The Quistas lost their first away game to Georgia Highlands on Wednesday night. The final score was PHSC 57, Georgia Highlands 85. The Quistas' top scorers included Shane Temara, 14 points, and Daemon Ashley, 14 points and five rebounds.
The Quistas play Thursday night against Oxford of Emory at 7:30 p.m. The team's current record is 2-1.
Basketball Wins Home Game Against Georgia NW Tech
The Quistas were successful against Georgia Northwestern Technical College last night. The team scored 84 points over Georgia Northwestern Technical College's 67. The top scoring players were Taylor Breck 23 points and seven rebounds, Shane Temara 21 points and eight rebounds and Terrance Briggs 15 points and three rebounds.
The team's next game is Wednesday, November 5 at 7 p.m. against Georgia Highlands in Rome, Ga.
Volleyball Prepares for Post Season
The PHSC women's volleyball team concluded their regular season matches with College's best ever overall regular season record of 35-5. Coach Kim Whitney also reached a milestone this season marking her 300th career win. Two players this season received FCSAA player of the week accolades, both for defensive player of the week, Melina Staengle and Toni Imbimbo. The final NJCAA National ranking concluded with PHSC at No. 4.
This week the team begins post season where they will travel to play in the District P, Region 10,8 Championship Tournament hosted by Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington, N.C. The tournament will run from Friday, November 7 through Saturday, November 8. The team will face off against the No. 6 ranked team and will need to win three consecutive matches to qualify for the NJCAA National Championship Tournament hosted by Phoenix College in Phoenix, Arizona.
You can follow the team on Facebook "PHSC Volleyball" and twitter @PHSCVolleyball throughout the tournament.
Basketball Opens Season with a Win
Today was the Quistas' first game opener. They succeeded with a win over Clearwater Christian College. Clearwater Christian College 66, PHSC 74. Top players were, Taylor Breck, 19 points, 14 rebounds. Victor Davila, 12 points, and eight assists. Deion Fields 11 points, eight rebounds, one block. Daemon Ashley, 10 points.
The Quistas will be on the road in Georgia for the next four games. The first game against Georgia Northwestern Technical College is November 4.
Basketball Scrimmage Fundraiser a Success
The Quistas played their last scrimmage game Saturday. The final score was Tampa Swish 114, PHSC 79 The top player for the Quistas was Taylor Breck with 24 points and 8 rebounds.
The game was a fundraiser for former player (1988-1990) and assistant coach Brent Cooper (2000-2001). The game raised $600 to aid Coach Cooper with medical expenses. We wish him well on his health.
The Quistas open with their first game on November 1 against Clearwater Christian College, at home, at 4 p.m.
Basketball Takes Loss at Home from Trinity College
The Quistas played tough against Trinity College during Tuesday night's scrimmage. However, they lost by four points, Trinity College 98, PHSC 94.
Top players of the game were Shane Temara, 26 points, eight rebounds, and six blocks. Taylor Breck, 19 points, and 12 rebounds. Victor Davila 17 points, and nine assists.
The next and final scrimmage will be this Saturday October 25 at 2 p.m. at home.