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.
Basketball Opens Season with a Win
Today was the Quistas' first game opener. They succeeded with a win over Clearwater Christian College. Clearwater Christian College 66, PHSC 74. Top players were, Taylor Breck, 19 points, 14 rebounds. Victor Davila, 12 points, and eight assists. Deion Fields 11 points, eight rebounds, one block. Daemon Ashley, 10 points.
The Quistas will be on the road in Georgia for the next four games. The first game against Georgia Northwestern Technical College is November 4.
Basketball Scrimmage Fundraiser a Success
The Quistas played their last scrimmage game Saturday. The final score was Tampa Swish 114, PHSC 79 The top player for the Quistas was Taylor Breck with 24 points and 8 rebounds.
The game was a fundraiser for former player (1988-1990) and assistant coach Brent Cooper (2000-2001). The game raised $600 to aid Coach Cooper with medical expenses. We wish him well on his health.
The Quistas open with their first game on November 1 against Clearwater Christian College, at home, at 4 p.m.
Softball Team to Hold Tryouts in December
PHSC will hold an open tryout for the 2015-2016 softball team on December 6 at 10 a.m. The tryout will be held at the West Campus softball field and will run for approximately 90 minutes. Participants are required to bring their own equipment. Please contact Coach Tom Ryan at email@example.com to register.
Basketball Takes Loss at Home from Trinity College
The Quistas played tough against Trinity College during Tuesday night's scrimmage. However, they lost by four points, Trinity College 98, PHSC 94.
Top players of the game were Shane Temara, 26 points, eight rebounds, and six blocks. Taylor Breck, 19 points, and 12 rebounds. Victor Davila 17 points, and nine assists.
The next and final scrimmage will be this Saturday October 25 at 2 p.m. at home.
Run with the Quistas a Big Success
The 10th annual Run with the Quistas 5k event was a huge success. Over 120 runners participated in the 5k event. There were many alumni that came back to participate in the race. Tyler Mattera won the race in a time of 17:30. For the females, alumni Courtney McAuliffe took the title in 20:17. The first runner for the lady Quista cross country team was Elise Cedre in a time of 20:22. The next seven places were members from the team with sophomore Sammi Martinez setting a new personal best in 20:31 to take third female overall. Angela Cruz (20:44), Melody Yero (20:47) and Roxanna Caballero (20:58) rounded out the top five. This is the first time all season the top five runners have all been under the 21-minute mark.
The race also had a faculty division with 10 members of the PHSC faculty and staff participating in the race. Timothy Moore won the faculty division with Bobby Yancy and Steve Winterling taking second and third respectively.
The ladies were back into the top 25 rankings this week and will not have another 5k until the national meet held on November 8 in Texas.
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.
PHSC Athletes Participate in Coastal Clean Up
PHSC basketball players and cheerleaders recently teamed up to participate in Coastal Clean Up at the Palms Preserve in Pasco County.
“Each year our athletic teams commit to doing at least one community service and this year we chose Coastal Clean Up. Our athletes take take pride in keeping the community clean, safe and healthy for the citizens of Pasco County,” said Micheal Jones, Head Basketball Coach.
The PHSC athletes pulled 35 car tires out of the Gulf waters in addition to other trash in the Palms Preserve area.
Learn more about PHSC athletics programs and game schedules.
PHSC Honors Patriots
PHSC will host Honor Our Patriots Events (HOPE) in November to pay tribute to veterans and offer students the opportunity to learn about military life. Events will be held on November 12 and 13 on the Spring Hill Campus.
HOPE in the Courtyard—Wednesday, Nov. 12 and Thursday, Nov. 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Representatives from the Navy, Army, Air Force and Marine corps will be on hand to talk about military life and veteran resource groups will display and provide information. Participants will have an opportunity to complete a military-themed obstacle course located on the north lawn of Building D. Refreshments will be provided.
Veterans Panel Discussion—Wednesday, Nov. 12 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in building B. Veterans offer personal reflections about the realities, challenges and rewards of military service.
Student Veterans Panel Discussion—Wednesday, Nov. 12 from 12 to 1 p.m. in building B. A panel of veterans, also currently enrolled students, will relay their first hand experiences of life in the military.
Cross Country Competes in Disney Race
This past weekend the women’s cross country team finally faced some junior college competition when they raced at Disney’s Wide World of Sports for their Invitational. The ladies stepped it up a notch by placing eighth among 29 two- and four-year schools.
If you turned away for too long, you could have missed the top five runners as they finished within 28 seconds of each other. Leading the way was freshman Elise Cedre in a time of 20:55. She was followed closely by freshman Roxanna Caballero (21:02) and sophomore Melody Yero (21:04). Not too far behind were the Quistas' number four and five runners with Angela Cruz finishing in 21:08 and sophomore Kristen Dunlap in 21:23. The team ran an outstanding race.