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.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.