Rhoder named NJCAA player of the week
11.02.2017 | By Amanda Fenwick
PASADENA, Texas – Sophomore Madison Rhoder has been named this week’s National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I volleyball player of the week for the week of October 23 – 29, 2017.
The Houston native (Fort Bend Stephen F. Austin HS) recorded 22 total blocks and 62 kills in five matches last week. She helped San Jac (24-5, 9-1) go 4-1 on the week with wins over Region XIV foe Wharton County Junior College, 4th ranked Western Nebraska Community College, Barton College and No. 17 Northeastern College.
On the year, Rhoder ranks second on the team in kills per set at 2.98. She has seen action in all 29 matches and owns a team-best 292 total kills and 139 blocks. She is hitting .377 on the year, which is seventh best in the nation and ranks sixth all-time at San Jac, and her blocks per set mark of 1.42 is also seventh best nationally.
Rhoder and the 12th ranked San Jacinto College volleyball team are headed to Carthage, Texas, for the 2017 Region XIV volleyball tournament, which runs Friday, Nov. 3 through Sunday, Nov. 5, at the Arthur Johnson Gymnasium in Carthage, Texas. San Jac enters the tournament as the second seed from the South Zone, and will face Navarro College at 11 a.m., on Friday, Nov. 3. The top two teams from the tournament will earn automatic berths to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) national tournament, slated for Nov. 16-19 in Hutchinson, Kansas.
Information about the 2017 Region XIV volleyball tournament can be found on the Panola College website.
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, since 1961. As a fiscally sound institution, the College currently holds bond ratings of AA and Aa2 by Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s, respectively. San Jacinto College is a 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Rising Star Award recipient and an Achieving the Dream Leader College. Approximately 45,000 credit and non-credit students each year benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success. The College offers eight areas of study that prepare a diverse body of students to transfer to four-year colleges or universities or enter the workforce with the skills needed to support the growing industries along the Texas Gulf Coast. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.