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Women's Volleyball

2014 PHSC 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 227-111. Whitney has led the Conquistadors to three Suncoast Conference championships, ten regional tournament appearances, four NJCAA national tournament appearances, andin 2010 wond the NJCAA DII National Championship.

Whitney (formerly Zschau) is a graduate of Kansas State University, where she still holds the records for most games played, most double-doubles, and is a top record keeper for games played, double grand/career (kills/digs), and digs. Her outstanding performance at KSU earned a spot on the USA Women’s National Team in 2001. Kim played professionally in Gijon, Spain, Barcelona, Spain, and also for the United States Professional Volleyball League’s Grand Rapid Force. She also plays outdoor on the sand and has competed professionally on the AVP and EVP. Her highest finish on the AVP was a ninth which she has tied three times in Louisville (Ky.) in 2007, Virginia Beach (Va.) in 2010 and Hermosa Beach (Calif.) 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.

Pasco-Hernando State College is proud of its entire athletic program and the volleyball program is the crown jewel of that pride.

Latest News

Volleyball Player Named Player of the Week

08/27/2014

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

08/27/2014

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 Qualifies for Team Academic Award

07/07/2014

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.