Geoffroy shatters records to be named NJCAA volleyball All-American
12.18.2015 | By Jeannie Peng-Armao
She shattered the number of total digs in a season of 643 by recording 876 this season, and even reset her own No. 1 record. San Jacinto College volleyball libero Manon Geoffroy is a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) volleyball All-American.
Geoffroy’s achievement adds to San Jac's historical record for the all-time top 10 players in certain statistical categories. She now holds eight out the top 10 spots for digs tallied in a single match.
"Manon didn't just break the digs in a single season record, she shattered it," said Head Coach Sharon Nelson. "She hustled for over 200 more digs than any other defender in San Jac history."
Geoffroy's impressive record climb this season started with coming in at No. 9 with 28 digs against 11th ranked Panola College, No. 8 with 29 digs against North Central Texas College, No. 7 with 30 digs against 12th ranked Northeastern Junior College, No. 6 with 31 digs against Tyler Junior College, No. 5 with 32 digs against Blinn Junior College, No. 4 with 33 digs against Lee College, and No. 3 with 38 digs against 20th ranked Wharton County Junior College until reaching to the No. 1 spot twice during a seven and a half hour marathon play at the NJCAA regional tournament – once with 43 digs against 9th ranked Blinn College in a repeat match and another 43 digs against Blinn College (99th ranked) again at the tournament's Championship Match.
"Players have been working for years to match or break that record and she does it twice in one day at the end of seven and a half hours of play," said Nelson. "She truly is one of the best of all time at San Jac. The NJCAA also recognizing her talents and honoring her with All-American status is a great honor. She has definitely earned it and we are very grateful to the Regional and National Committees for honoring her."
Geoffroy hails from Bordeaux, France, and was named Best Libero in France and led her team to the 2012 French Championship. She is a deans list honoree, a member of Phi Theta Kappa, and set to graduate in May 2016 with a degree focus on international business.
For more information about San Jacinto College volleyball, visit sanjacsports.com.
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 approximately 30,000 credit students. The College offers 186 degrees and certificates, with 46 technical programs and a university transfer division. Students benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success, and job training programs that are renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.