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Women's Volleyball

PHCC Volleyball TeamPHSC is a member of the National Junior College Activities Association (NJCAA) and the Florida College System Activities Association (FCSAA).

The volleyball program is admired throughout the nation for its winning tradition. The program has proven itself to be a leading contender for the region championship every year. Through its history, the program has remained successful.

In ten seasons at the helm of the PHSC volleyball program, Coach Kim Whitney holds a record of 277-111. Whitney has led the Conquistadors to three Suncoast Conference championships, ten regional tournament appearances, four NJCAA national tournament appearances, and won the NJCAA DII National Championship in 2010.

PHSC has a very competitive schedule playing the top teams throughout the state. Many out-of-state teams also travel to play against our highly respected program. PHSC volleyball also prides itself on graduating its student-athletes on time. Numerous graduates have continued their athletic endeavors at various four-year institutions throughout the nation. Others have also chosen to concentrate solely on their academics as they proceeded toward their degree.

PHSC is proud of its entire athletic program and the volleyball program is the crown jewel of that pride.

Latest News

Sophomores Sign Letters of Intent

04/21/2014

On April 16, Pasco-Hernando State College hosted a signing day event for the sophomore athletes that signed letters of intent to play for universities after they graduate from PHSC. Four volleyball players signed with the following universities:

Jessica Amador – Francis Marion University, Florence, South Carolina
Jessi Shapiro – Columbus State University, Columbus, Georgia
Courtney Crawford – Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale
Michelle Bulnes – University of West Florida, Pensacola

Jessica Amador named 2013 NCAA All American

12/10/2013

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 Defeats Southeastern in Five Sets

10/23/2013

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

10/22/2013

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

10/04/2013

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 (njcaa.org) in the nation with 431 total digs for the season and 20th with an average of 5.53 digs per set.