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.
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.
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.
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.
Volleyball Qualifies for Team Academic Award
The women's volleyball team qualified for the NJCAA All Academic Team Award with a 3.31 team GPA. The minimum GPA to qualify is a 3.0. The team ranked 41 out of 97 qualifying teams.
And, special recognition is given to Jessi Shapiro who qualified for an individual academic award—the NJCAA Exemplary Academic Achievement Award. Athletes must have completed three full-time semesters and must have an overall GPA between a 3.60 and 3.76 to qualify.
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.