10th ranked volleyball goes undefeated at Lee, San Jac tournaments
09.08.2014 | By Amanda Booren
PASADENA, Texas – The 10th ranked San Jacinto College volleyball team opened the 2014 season 8-4, going undefeated at both the Lee College and San Jac Patriot Day Classic tournaments.
In Baytown last weekend, San Jac swept all four teams it faced, defeating Victoria College (25-19, 25-21, 25-23), Lamar State – Port Arthur (25-17, 25-23, 25-20), Cisco College (25-11, 25-18, 25-15), and host Lee College (25-18, 25-18, 27-25). Freshman outside hitter Kerstin Jenkins (Magnolia / Magnolia HS) earned all-tournament honors, while fellow classmate, setter Hannah Baker (Bellville / Bellville HS), was named the tournament MVP. For the Lee College tournament, Jenkins had 36 kills (3.00 per set), 29 digs, and three service aces; while Baker totaled 68 assists (5.58 per set), 27 digs, and five aces en route to her MVP honors.
“Kerstin and Hannah did an outstanding job at the Lee College tournament, playing steady and controlled,” said Head Coach Sharon Nelson, now in her 13th year at the helm of the San Jacinto College volleyball program. “Hannah was a leader on the floor all weekend, and Kerstin was aggressive and stable.”
This past weekend, San Jacinto College hosted the San Jac Patriot Day Classic, honoring our nation’s military veterans in observance of the Patriot Day holiday. In addition to another sweep of San Jac opponents, a Bell UH-1V Iroquois “Huey” helicopter landed on campus and was on display during the second day of the tournament. Tournament teams also recognized military veterans during a reception on Saturday afternoon. On the court, San Jac defeated Western Texas College 3-0 (25-19, 25-23, 25-21), Victoria College 3-0 (25-9, 25-18, 25-14), Temple College 3-0 (25-11, 28-26, 25-20), and Hill College 3-2 (25-16, 24-26, 17-25, 25-20, 15-11) to move to 8-4 on the season.
“I’m proud of our progress over the last two weekends as we move closer to conference play,” added Nelson. “We have really started to come together as a team, and that is paying off with wins.”
San Jacinto College opens conference play tomorrow, Sept. 9, at home against Wharton County Junior College. First serve is at 6 p.m., at Anders Gymnasium on the Central Campus.
About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. As an Achieving the Dream Leader College, San Jacinto College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of 30,000 credit students in more than 200 degree and certificate options, including university transfer and career and workforce preparation. Students benefit from the College’s job training programs, renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region, and a support system that maps out a pathway for success. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce. San Jacinto College. Your Goals. Your College.
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