McRee, Baker earn Region XIV Player of the Week honors
09.23.2014 | By Amanda Booren
PASADENA, Texas – Sophomore middle blocker Hannah McRee, and freshman setter Hannah Baker, earned National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region XIV volleyball player of the week honors for the week of Sept. 14 – 21, 2014.
McRee (Uvalde HS / Arkansas State University) played in 27 sets, posting 48 kills with a .284 hitting percentage. She also had 25 blocks and 17 digs, as San Jac went 2-4 on the week. Baker (Bellville / Bellville HS) recorded 150 assists in 27 sets, with three kills and 47 digs.
“Hannah McRee had a phenomenal blocking weekend against ranked opponents, and Hannah Baker set a fast and consistent offense, stepping up and leading like she had been captain all season,” said 13th-year Head Coach Sharon Nelson. “Their solid play helped us build our lineup as we went through changes this weekend due to illness and injury. I am very proud of the entire team for stepping up in adversity.”
12th-ranked San Jacinto College (12-8, 2-0) posted wins against conference foe Lee College (3-2), and against Polk State College at the Miami Dade College Tournament in Miami, Fla. Losses came to No. 13 Miami Dade College (2-3), No. 6 Daytona State College (1-3), and eighth-ranked College of Central Florida (1-3).
Up next for San Jac are home games against conference opponents Coastal Bend Community College on Friday, Sept. 26 at 6 p.m., and Laredo Community College on Saturday, Sept. 27, at 12 p.m. All home games are played in Anders Gymnasium on the San Jacinto College 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 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.