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.
Run with the Quistas a Big Success
The 10th annual Run with the Quistas 5k event was a huge success. Over 120 runners participated in the 5k event. There were many alumni that came back to participate in the race. Tyler Mattera won the race in a time of 17:30. For the females, alumni Courtney McAuliffe took the title in 20:17. The first runner for the lady Quista cross country team was Elise Cedre in a time of 20:22. The next seven places were members from the team with sophomore Sammi Martinez setting a new personal best in 20:31 to take third female overall. Angela Cruz (20:44), Melody Yero (20:47) and Roxanna Caballero (20:58) rounded out the top five. This is the first time all season the top five runners have all been under the 21-minute mark.
The race also had a faculty division with 10 members of the PHSC faculty and staff participating in the race. Timothy Moore won the faculty division with Bobby Yancy and Steve Winterling taking second and third respectively.
The ladies were back into the top 25 rankings this week and will not have another 5k until the national meet held on November 8 in Texas.
Volleyball Team Raises Over $1,000 for Breast Cancer Awareness
On October 7 the women’s volleyball team hosted Elizabethtown College (Pa.) at a Dig Pink event to raise money for the Sideout Foundation. The Lady Quistas won the match 3-1.
Both teams and fans wore pink to the match to show their support for breast cancer awareness. Donations were made by students, faculty, staff, and fans. “The support we received from so many people made the event very special”, said Coach Kim Whitney.” The event raised over $1,000 for the Sideout Foundation.
The Sideout Foundation awards grants to medical research organizations and entities dedicated to providing patient services to breast cancer patients and their families. Direct donations to the Sideout Foundation are open online until the end of October.
Cross Country Competes in Disney Race
This past weekend the women’s cross country team finally faced some junior college competition when they raced at Disney’s Wide World of Sports for their Invitational. The ladies stepped it up a notch by placing eighth among 29 two- and four-year schools.
If you turned away for too long, you could have missed the top five runners as they finished within 28 seconds of each other. Leading the way was freshman Elise Cedre in a time of 20:55. She was followed closely by freshman Roxanna Caballero (21:02) and sophomore Melody Yero (21:04). Not too far behind were the Quistas' number four and five runners with Angela Cruz finishing in 21:08 and sophomore Kristen Dunlap in 21:23. The team ran an outstanding race.
15 Basketball Alum Return for Game
The men's basketball team hosted 15 former players at their recent alumni game. The former players defeated the 2014-15 squad 96-86. The successful reunion for former athletes and former coach Bobby Bowman took place on October 11 at the West Campus.
Top PHSC players were: Shane Temara with 22 points nd nine rebounds; Taylor Breck with 17 points, nine rebounds and five assists; and Je Quan DeLugo with 14 points and eight rebounds.
Cross Country Places Eighth at FLRunners.com Race
It has been three weeks since the PHSC women’s cross country team competed due to a bye week and the canceled flight to Chicago on September 26, so they were ready to race at the flrunners.com Invitational on October 3. Humid temperatures and a soggy course left the times a little slower than planned but they edged out Florida International University by one point to place eighth out of 14 teams.
Leading the way, freshman Roxanna Caballero in 21:44 but followed closely behind by sophomore Kristen Dunlap in 21:46. Alyssa DeLigio ran a smart race to place third for the Quista runners in 21:53. Rounding out the scoring were freshman Angela Cruz (22:10) and Elise Cedre (22:34).
The next meet for the ladies will be October 11 at Disney’s Wide World of Sports. This is the first meet all season where the team will face some other junior college competition.
For full results please see www.flrunners.com.
Lady Quistas Qualify for the District P/Region 8,10 Tournament
The Lady Quistas went 3-1 at the South Florida State Volleyball Tournament this past weekend. They defeated Webber university JV, St. John's River State College and Clearwater Christian College and lost to Indian River State College.
The Quistas were led by captain Jordan Bickett who recorded 60 kills with a .315 hitting efficiency, four aces and 38 digs. The team's overall record of 20-4 has officially qualified them for the District P/Region 8,10 tournament which will be held in Wilmington, N.C. at Cape Fear Community College.
This week the team hosts a home match on Tuesday against Florida College and travels this weekend to North Carolina to Catawba Valley Community College's Tournament.
Volleyball Team to Host Dig Pink Event
The women's volleyball team will host a Dig Pink match against Elizabethtown College (Pa.) on Tuesday, October 7 at the West Campus.
Dig Pink T-shirts will be sold by PHSC’s volleyball team members through the month of October and at the game for $10 each. Raffle tickets will also be sold for prize baskets at the event for $1 each or six for $5. All proceeds from T-shirt sales and raffle ticket sales will go to the Sideout Foundation. This foundation awards grants to medical research organizations and entities dedicated to providing patient services to breast cancer patients and their families.
For information on the Dig Pink event or purchasing Dig Pink T-shirts or raffle tickets, call Coach Kim Whitney at 727-816-3341 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Basketball and Cheerleading Teams Join Coastal Cleanup
The basketball and cheerleading teams teamed up for a day of community service at the Pasco Coastal Cleanup on September 20. All athletic teams commit to doing one community service event each year. This year, Coastal Clean Up in Pasco County was chosen by the basketball and cheerleading teams.
The basketball players pulled 35 tires out of the gulf at the Palms Preserve area as well as picking up trash in the area. The cheerleaders picked up trash in the same area.
Cross Country Team Endures Tough Course at UT Invitational
The 20th ranked PHSC Cross Country team raced on a tough course for the second meet of the season at the University of Tampa Early Bird Invitational. The team was led by freshman Roxanna Caballero with a 38th place finish in 21:27. She was followed closely by sophomore Melody Yero (42nd) who finished in a time of 21:36. Rounding out the scoring for the team was Kristen Dunlap (55th) 22:01, Angela Cruz (58th) 22:09 and Alyssa DeLigio (62nd) 22:18. The team placed sixth among nine teams.
The ladies have an off week before heading to the College of DuPage Invitational in Warrenville, Ill. on September 26. They will face their first NJCAA competition at this race.
The team encourages everyone to sign up for the Tenth Annual Run with the Quistas which takes place on Sunday,October 19 at 8 a.m.
Annual 5k Race to Benefit Women’s Cross Country Team
PHSC will host the tenth annual PHSC 5K Race on Sunday, October 19 beginning at 8 a.m. at the New Port Richey campus, 10230 Ridge Road. All proceeds will benefit the College’s women’s cross country team.
Registration fees include a free race T-shirt and are $25 prior to October 15. A free Family Fun Run will also be offered for all children 12 and under. All fun run participants receive a goodie bag and an award to remember the day. T-shirts are available for purchase. Race day registration begins at 6:30 a.m. and pre-registered participants are encouraged to arrive at 7 a.m. Awards will be given by age group and to the top male and female finishers. The event will also feature free post-race refreshments, games, goodie bags, photos, and opportunity drawings. In order to participate, you may register in advance online
Cross Country Off to Good Start at USF Invitational
The 2014 season is off to a great start for the women’s cross country team. On Friday they participated in the USF Invitational on “The Claw” golf course in Tampa. The team ran well and freshman Elise Cedre led the way on the muddy course finishing in a time of 21:17. The next four runners were within 44 seconds of her with Roxanna Caballero (21:29), Melody Yero (21:45), Kristen Dunlap (21:46) and Angela Cruz (22:01) completing the scoring. Results were sent to the NJCAA and should put the Quistas in position to be ranked in the top 10 to start of the season.
Next up for the team is the University of Tampa Invitational on September 12 at Sydney Dover Trails in Brandon. The team runs at 6:40 p.m.
Quistas' Battle with Santa Fe Ends in Loss
In front of a crowd of over 800 fans last night, the PHSC Conquistadors battled a well fought five-set thriller losing to Santa Fe College to bring their record to 2-1. The team was lead by Melina Staengle who had double-double figures recording 16 kills and 20 digs, Logan Miller 10 kills, Jordan Bickett 9 kills with hitting efficiency of .438 and Teddi Wright with 49 assists.
The Conquistador's opened with a 23-25 loss in the first set, came back to win the second set 25-23, lost the third 16-25. They bounced back in the fourth 26-24, and finished with a loss in the fifth 8-15. An archive of the match can be seen at ihigh.com/santafesaints.
Volleyball Player Named Player of the Week
PHSC’s Melina Staengle is this week's NJCAA Region 8/FCSAA Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week. Staengle, a sophomore from Sindelfingen, Germany, averaged 3.8 digs per set and 0.4 blocks per set over two matches, helping the Quistas to 3-1 wins over Indian River State and St. Petersburg. Staengle recorded double-double digs in each match, including 17 against St. Petersburg.
Jacob Cannon Selected for Academic Team
Congratulations to Jacob Cannon, who was selected for the 2013-2014 Florida College System Activities Association Academic Team in men's basketball.
Jacob graduated from Land O' Lakes High School and was a freshman guard at PHSC last year.
Graduating Sophomores Moving On To Four-Year Programs
Head Coach Steve Winterling announced that seven sophomores will be taking their talents to four-year institutions. Tyler Ramsey (Delaware State University), Robby McCabe (East Tennessee State University) and Joel Rosario (Texas Southern University) have signed with NCAA Division I programs. Brennan Allen (Brevard College), Tyler Cooler (University of Tampa) and Chris Frosch (University of Tampa) will be playing NCAA Division II baseball and Jose Alonzo signed with NAIA member University of the Cumberlands. Each student-athlete played a major role in this year's fourth place finish at the College World Series.
Cross Country Runner Wins Award
Sophomore Judith Young won the Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement for having an excellent grade point average for all four semesters while competing for the cross country and half marathon team.
Judith’s overall GPA while at PHSC was a 3.7. Judith was an integral part of the 2012 and 2013 Cross Country teams. She was also on the half marathon team for the 2013 season. Judith plans to continue her academic and athletic endeavors at the University of South Florida this fall.
Lady Quistas go 4-0 at the Conquistador Invitational Tournament
The Lady Quistas hosted a ten-team tournament over the weekend which included four out of state teams, five teams from Florida, three teams from North Carolina and one from Kansas. PHSC went 4-0 defeating No. 15 Catawba Valley Community College (N.C.), Clearwater Christian College, Eastern Florida State College, and No. 17 Cape Fear Community College (N.C.).
The Quistas were lead by sophomore right side Logan Miller who posted 44 kills, averaging 2.93 kills per set. Also leading was sophomore outside/middle, Jordan Bickett who recorded 32 kills, .291 hitting efficiency, 43 digs and 9 blocks. Teddi Wright lead the team in assists with 175 for the tournament, averaging 11.66 per set.
Logan Miller and Jordan Bickett were selected to the Conquistador Invitational All Tournament Team.
This week the team with play at home against State College of Florida on Tuesday at 7 p.m., Santa Fe College on Thursday at 7 p.m., and on Friday they will travel to Avon Park for a tri-match with South Florida State College and Palm Beach State College.