San Jac volleyball players sign to universities
05.09.2016 | By Jeannie Peng-Armao
Five San Jacinto College volleyball players have signed National Letters of Intent to continue their education and volleyball careers with four-year universities.
Manon Geoffroy, a libero from Bordeaux, France, signed to Marquette University. Kerstin Jenkins, an outside hitter and right side hitter from Magnolia, Texas, signed to Texas Woman’s University. Erlicia Griffith, a middle blocker and right side hitter from Wharton, Texas, signed to Evansville University. Hannah Baker, a setter from Bellville Texas, signed to Chaminade University. Anna Rodrigues, a setter and right side hitter from Sau Paulo, Brazil, signed to the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
Geoffroy, a second-team All-American selection, led the team in digs, with a 5.42 per set average (873 total). That total mark also led the Region XIV conference and ranked second in the nation. During the season, she broke into the top 10 eight times for digs in a single match. She was second on the team in service aces with 31. She was also the Region XIV South libero of the year, was named to the Region XIV South all-conference first team, and was named to the all-tournament team at the Region XIV tournament.
With 432 total kills (2.77 per set), Jenkins was the team’s offensive leader. The Region XIV South first-team selection also had 431 total digs (2.76 per set) and 64 total blocks.
Griffith hit .233 on the year behind 191 total kills (1.57 per set). She was second on the team in total blocks with 97, and was a Region XIV South Conference second-team selection.
Baker was the team’s assist leader with 999 total, and 6.13 per set, good for fifth in the league. She played in 163 sets last season, the second most in a single season ever at San Jacinto College.
Rodrigues saw limited action this year due to an injury but finished the season with a 2.11 kills per set average, the fourth-best kills per set average on the team.
“This is what our athletic program is all about, preparing our student athletes for their next step in higher education,” said Head Coach Sharon Nelson, who also serves as San Jacinto College athletic director. “We’ve truly enjoyed watching these young women grow as volleyball players. They have played an instrumental role in our success these past two years. We look forward to seeing what all they accomplish at their universities.”
All five helped San Jacinto College earn its 16th overall appearance at the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) National Volleyball Championship, held last year in Casper, Wyoming. San Jac ended the 2015 season with a 28-15 overall record.
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.