2016-17 PHSC Volleyball Team

PHSC 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.

Coach Kim Whitney is in her thirteenth season leading the Conquistadors and holds a twelve year career record of 336-132, a .717 winning percentage, and an average of 28 wins per season. Whitney has led the Conquistadors to twelve straight regional tournament appearances, six District P championship titles, six NJCAA national tournament appearances, three Suncoast Conference championships, and in 2010 won the NJCAA DII National Championship.

Whitney (formerly Zschau) is a graduate of Kansas State University, where she still holds records for most games played and 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. Whitney played indoor volleyball professionally in Gijon, Spain, Barcelona, Spain, and for the United States Professional Volleyball League’s Grand Rapids Force. She played professional outdoor beach volleyball for the AVP, EVP and other local tours, and finished in the top ten on the AVP tour at 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 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 worked toward their degree(s).

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

Latest News

The PHSC Volleyball Team went 3-1 at their Home Tournament


Last weekend, the PHSC volleyball team hosted the Conquistador Invitational tournament. The Conquistadors went 3-1 defeating South Florida State College, #3 NJCAA nationally ranked Kansas City Kansas Community College and Cape Fear Community College. Danielle Christian received all tournament team honors recording 34 kills at a .400 hitting efficiency and recording 18 total blocks. Halie Werkmeister was named FCSAA defensive player of the week after the tournament where she recorded 57 digs, averaging 3.8 digs per set. The team will host a match Tuesday, Sept 13 against College of Central Florida and will travel on Friday to St. John's River State College to play in a tri-match with St. John's River and Gulf Coast State at 1 and 3:30 p.m.

Women's Volleyball Team Opens Season With Impressive Victory


The PHSC women's volleyball team opened up the season in Gainesville, FL against Santa Fe College on Wed, August 24. The match went into an exciting fifth set tie break. The scores from the match were 25-22, 20-25, 26-24, 31-33, 15-11. Freshman, outside hitter Cheyenne Miller from Sarasota, FL led the team in kills with 13. She was followed by sophomore, opposite Marissa Niedermeyer of Holiday, FL who posted 8 kills and freshman, outside hitter Tyler Hunter with 7 kills. Defensively sophomore, Danielle Christian of San Croix, Virgin Islands led the team with 6 blocks and freshman libero Halie Werkmeister posted 25 digs which qualified her for the 25 dig club. The team will continue play this week on Friday, August 26 away against Lake Sumter State College at 3:00 p.m.

Women's Volleyball Season Outlook


This month, the 2016 PHSC volleyball team started pre-season training and will start regular season competition later this month hosting their first home match on Monday, August 29 at 6:00 p.m. against State College of Florida – Manatee.    The 2016 team consists of 12 freshman and 4 sophomores and is led by sophomore and captain, Danielle Christian (San Croix, Virgin Islands).  Danielle returns to the team having a dominant freshman season where she starting in 33 matches. She posted 189 kills, averaging 1.62 kills per set and lead the team in total blocks with 85.  Danielle contributed to the 2015 team’s record of 20-13 and 11th place national finish.  Danielle was a FCSAA defensive player of the week selection last season and was also awarded All Tournament Team at the District P Championship.

The 2016 returning sophomores include: setter, Jordyn Mattos (Hudson, FL), outside/right side, Marissa Niedermeyer (Holiday, FL), and right side hitter Jordan Anderson (San Antonio, FL).

The 2016 incoming freshman include: middle blockers, Bailey Sassatelli (New Port Richey, Fl), Lindsey Moore (Plant City, FL), and Courtney Rottum (Wesley Chapel); outside hitters, Tyler Hunter (Atlanta, GA), Cheyene Miller (Sarasota, FL), Halie Werkmeister (Spring Hill, FL), Austin Kopenski (Wesley Chapel, FL); right side hitters, Rileigh Hometchko (Largo, FL), Anikka Jensen (Sarasota, FL); setter, Gabriella Diaz-Zamora; and liberos/defensive specialist, Zoe Murchio (Weeki Wachee, FL) and Kim Johnson (Hudson, FL).

The 2016 season schedule and roster information is posted to the phsc.edu athletics webpage.  You can follow the team through social media on facebook at PHSC Volleyball and on twitter at @PHSCVolleyball.