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Jessica Amador named 2013 NCAA All American


The NJCAA released the 2013 NJCAA Division II All Americans for volleyball and PHCC sophomore,Jessica Amador, was named as a Second-team All American for the second straight year. She was one of three liberos in the country selected for the honor of All-American.

In 136 sets, Amador recorded 824 digs averaging 6.06 digs per set. Amador was also named FCSAA defensive player of the week two times during the season. She made the 25 dig club (25 digs or more in one match) 11 times this season. She recorded the most digs in the state for the entire season with 46 digs on October 22 against Southeastern University.

"Jessica was a tremendous asset to the team this season. Her performance and leadership contributed to the team's success," said Coach Kim Whitney, "I am excited for what's ahead for her and I am so proud of her accomplishments this season."

Jessica Amador is a sophomore libero from Oviedo, Fla. where she played high school volleyball for Oviedo High School and club volleyball for Orlando Volleyball Academy. She will graduate in the spring of 2014 with her AA and plans to pursue a career in nursing.

PHCC Hosts High School All-Star Volleyball Match


PHCC will host the Pasco and Hernando County senior all-star volleyball game on November 26 at 7 p.m. at the New Port Richey Campus. Participating high schools include Anclote, Central, Crystal River, Fivay, Hudson, Land O' Lakes, Mitchell, Nature Coast, Sunlake, and Wiregrass, Senior players were selected by their coaches.

Admission is $5.

PHCC Defeats Southeastern in Five Sets


The women's volleyball team defeated Southeastern University in five sets. Jordan Bickett lead the team with 13 kills and 0 errors with a hitting efficiency of .812. Melina Staengle tallied 11 kills, four errors, hitting efficiency of .241, and 29 digs. Jessica Amador tallied 46 digs averaging 9.2 digs per set. The Quistas face Hillsborough Community College away on Thursday, Oct 24.

Jessica Amador selected FCSAA defensive player of the week


Jessica Amador (sophomore, Oviedo, Fla.) libero, earned FCSAA Defensive Player of the Week honors for the second time this season, after helping the Lady Conquistadors to a 5-0 record. Amador had an unbelievable week, posting 25 or more digs in every match she played in. The sophomore topped the 30 mark in digs in four matches; 32 vs. Clearwater Christian, 33 vs. South Florida State College, 34 vs. Eastern Florida SC and 36 vs. St. Johns River State College (25 vs. Lake-Sumter State College). She had a total of 160 digs with an average of 7.619 per set. 

Jessica Amador FCSAA Defensive Player of the Week


Jessica Amador, a sophomore libero from Oviedo, Fla. is the FCSAA Defensive Player of the Week this week. Amador tallied 141 digs with an average of 6.7 digs per set as the Lady Conquistadors finished 5-1 last week. The sophomore had 30 more digs in two matches - 30 digs against Clearwater Christian College and 37 digs against Eastern Florida State College. She is ranked 15th ( in the nation with 431 total digs for the season and 20th with an average of 5.53 digs per set.

PHCC Defeats SFSC in Three at their "Dig Pink Fundraiser for Amber"


The women's volleyball team defeated South Florida State College in three sets. Scores from the match were 25-13, 25-23, 25-15. Courtney Crawford led the team with 10 kills, no errors, with a hitting efficiency of .500, 12 digs, three aces and five blocks. The teams and fans dressed in pink to show support for breast cancer awareness and breast cancer research. All pink T-shirt sales and donations from tonights match will go to Amber Davidson Walker, former PHCC volleyball player (2005-2007) who has undergone treatment for Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

Pensacola Volleyball Tournament Canceled Due to Tropical Storm


The Pensacola "Pirate Challenge" Volleyball Tournament was canceled today due to the tropical storm Karen. The Lady Quistas next match will be Tuesday, October 8 at home against Polk State College at 7 p.m.

Lady Quistas defeat St. Johns River


The women's volleyball team defeated St. Johns River State College in three straight sets. Scores from the match were 25-14, 25-20, 25-13. Top performers were: Jordan Bickett 12 Kills, .556 hitting efficiency; Courtney Crawford eight Kills, .333 hitting efficiency, seven digs, and two blocks; Jessi Shapiro 37 assists, 12.3 assists per set; Jessica Amador 21 digs, passed a 2.25.

The team's next match will be at home on Thursday, September 26 at 7 p.m. against Hillsborough Community College. Tailgating will begin at 6 p.m. in the Quad.

PHCC defeats Lake-Sumter in Conquistador Tournament


The PHCC women's volleyball team defeated Lake-Sumter State College in their first round match of the their home tournament "Conquistador Invitational" this afternoon. Scores from the match were 25-17, 25-17, 22-25, 25-21. The Conquistadors will take on Florida College next at 5 p.m.

PHCC defeats St. Johns River in volleyball


The PHCC women's volleyball team defeated St. Johns River State College in straight sets 25-17, 25-23, 25-20. Top performers from the match included: Logan Miller (nine kills, hitting efficiency .400, and two blocks), Michelle Bulnes (nine kills, hitting efficiency .250, seven blocks, and three aces), and Jessi Shapiro ( 11.7 assists per set). The team takes on Lake-Sumter State College on Friday at 1 p.m. and Florida College at 5 p.m. at PHCC's home tournament.

Volleyball team ranked No. 15 in national poll


This week's national poll ranked PHCC at No. 15 in the country. The ranking was based on the team's record of 5-2, which includes wins over Florida College twice, Trinity College, Owens Community College and Columbus State Community College.

PHCC defeats Florida College in five set thriller


The PHCC women's volleyball team defeated Florida College in play this week in an away match in Temple Terrace. Scores from the match were 25-17, 25-19, 14-25, 31-33, and 17-15.

Top performers from the match included; Jordan Bickett who scored a double double tallying 19 kills and 18 digs. She also added four blocks. Michelle Bulnes contributed nine kills and two blocks, Jessi Shapiro added 52 assists (10.6 per set). Jessica Amador contributed 20 digs and 19 perfect passes. Courtney Crawford also had a double double with 12 kills, 10 digs, along with three blocks.

Next week the team travels to College of Central Florida on Tuesday and to Saint Johns River State College on Thursday. PHCC will also host the Conquistador Invitational Friday and Saturday at home.

PHCC defeats Trinity College


The women's volleyball team defeated Trinity College in play tonight: 25-8, 25-13, 25-9.  Melina Staengle lead team in service aces with eight and had a .429 hitting efficiency. Michelle Bulnes lead in kills with nine and added three aces. Jessica Amador had four aces and lead the team in digs with 17. Play continues this Friday at the Owen's Express Tournament in Toledo, Ohio.

Lady Quistas win season opener


PHCC volleyball won their home opener against Florida College 3-0. Top performers were Michelle Bulnes with 10 kills, hitting efficiency of .381 and two blocks; Jordan Bickett who tallied nine kills, hitting efficiency of .444, 2 aces, and two blocks; and Jessica Amador passed 13 perfect passes and had nine digs. Next week, the team plays at home on Tuesday, August 27 against Trinity College at 7 p.m. On Friday, August 30 they travel to Ohio to play in the Owens Express Tournament.

Volleyball season preview


This year, six new freshman were added to the nine returning sophomores for a total of 15 to complete the roster.  Jessica Amador (2012 - Second Team All American) a returning sophomore out of Oviedo, Fla., will be taking on the role of captain this year. She lead the team in digs last year and was nationally recognized for her accomplishments.

The team has a strong group of returning sophomores that saw great improvements last spring through Coach Whitney's training program. In addition, a strong recruiting class was added this year.  "With the leadership of the returning sophomores coupled with the competitive drive of the team, the future looks bright.  I am very excited to be working with this group of high caliber athletes who work very hard everyday," said Coach Whitney.

The team opens up the season with a home game on Friday, August 23 against Florida College. Florida College has a strong program and it will be a great test for us as a group to see where we are at and what our potential looks like for the season, said Coach Whitney.  If you are interested in following the team this year on Facebook search for PHCC Volleyball. 

The 2013 NJCAA DII Media Guides are available online.