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NJCAA DIII Volleyball National Championship

November 10-11, 2017
Rochester, MN

Hosted By: Rochester Amateur Sports Commission and Rochester Community & Technical College

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Round 1

#1 Harper vs #8 QCC
Set 1: 25-20 Harper
Set 2: 25-13 Harper
Set 3: 25-22 Harper

#8 seed QCC loses to #1 seed Harper 3-0. Up next for QCC, the loser of the St. Cloud (MN.) vs Columbus St. (OH) match.

Round 2

QCC vs St. Cloud Technical CC
Set 1: 25-23 St. Cloud
Set 2: 25-20 QCC
Set 3: 25-17 St. Cloud
Set 4: 25-22 St. Cloud

St. Cloud Technical CC wins match 3-1. QCC plays at 10am Saturday, November 11 versus the loser of Northampton (PA) vs Jamestown (NY) in the 7th/8th place match.

7th/8th Place Match

QCC vs Jamestown (NY) - (battle of NY)
Set 1: 25-22 Jamestown
Set 2: 25-19 Jamestown
Set 3: 25-18 Jamestown

#7 Jamestown wins the match 3-0. QCC finishes the tournament in 8th place and the season with an overall record of 22-7.

Congratulations Lady Tigers on a successful season and back-to-back District F Championship!

Region XV Champions!!

Women's Volleyball has done it again, they are the 2017 Region XV Champions, earning the automatic qualifying bid the NJCAA National Championships in Rochester, MN!!

QCC Lady Tigers win Region XV tournament again

The team defeated BMCC in Sunday's semifinal 3-0, then outlasted Nassau by a score of 3-1 for the title. Freshman Paola Beniquez was named tournament MVP, while Sophomore Melissa Dominguez and Freshman Maria Veliz Thol were named to the all-tournament team.

Three-peat!!!

Lady Tigers win CUNYAC Women's Community College Volleyball title for third year in a row

Queensborough Makes It a Three-Peat; Downs BMCC in CUNYAC Championship, 3-1

Led by a 21-kill performance from Paola Beniquez, top-seeded Queensborough Community College knocked off second-seeded Borough of Manhattan Community College, 3-1 (21-25, 25-9, 28-26, 25-9), in the 2017 CUNYAC/Pepsi Community College Women's Volleyball Championship on Monday in Bayside.

"They (BMCC) looked great. That was the third time we've seen them and they played amazing," said Queensborough Head Coach and CUNYAC Coach of the Year Jason Demas. "They gave us a really big fight. It came down to making little plays. We stayed confident. We didn't want to get away from our game plan and it ended up working out."

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2017 CUNYAC/Pepsi Community College Women's Volleyball All-Tournament Team

Paola Beniquez, Freshman Outside Hitter, named CUNYAC MVP

Paola Beniquez, Fr, OH, Queensborough - Most Valuable Player
Melissa Dominguez, So, OH, Queensborough
Joelle Desrosiers, So, MH, Queensborough

2017 CUNYAC/Pepsi Community College Women's Volleyball All-Stars Announced

Paola Beniquez, 2017 CUNYAC/Pepsi Community College Women's Volleyball Player of the Year

Player of the Year - Paola Beniquez, Fr, OH, Queensborough
Beniquez, a five-time CUNYAC Athlete of the Week, cruised to Player of the Year honors, after notching a league-best 197 kills on a .381 attack percentage in the regular season. She has also recorded nine double-doubles and currently ranks eighth in the nation in service aces with 68.

Angela Acevedo, 2017 CUNYAC/Pepsi Community College Women's Volleyball Rookie of the Year

Rookie of the Year - Angela Acevedo, Fr, L, Queensborough
Acevedo has led the Tigers' defensive efforts in her debut campaign, amassing 372 digs. Her average of 5.47 digs per set ranks second-best amongst Region XV players. Additionally, Acevedo was twice named the CUNYAC Rookie of the Week.

Head Coach Jason Demas, 2017 CUNYAC/Pepsi Community College Women's Volleyball Coach of the Year

Coach of the Year - Jason Demas, Queensborough
From the sidelines, Demas continues to supplant himself as one of the region's best, guiding the Tigers to an impressive 16-4 record in 2017. In his eight seasons at the helm of the Queensborough program, Demas has posted a 143-50-1 mark, translating to a remarkable .739 winning percentage.

2017 Region XV All-Region Women's Volleyball

Player of the Year, - Paola Beniquez, Queensborough, Fr

Coach of the Year, - Jason Demas, Queensborough


First Team

Alicja Zaborowska, Nassau, Freshman

Shannon Thomas, Rockland, Sophomore

Cassidy Smith, Orange, Freshman

Stela Vaso, BMCC, Sophomore

Joelle Desrosiers, Queensborough, Sophomore

Kiera Parker, Sullivan, Freshman


Second Team

Kiara Tibbs, Nassau, Freshman

Chrissy Hobson, Suffolk, Freshman

Arpi Dayian, FIT, Sophomore

Sara Lazo, BMCC, Freshman

Rachel Bautista, Bronx, Sophomore

Kayla Oge, Rockland, Sophomore


Honorable Mention

Madison Young, Westchester, Freshman

Awilda Jiminian, Kingsborough, Freshman

Angela Nicholes, Queensborough, Freshman

Angela Acevedo, Queensborough, Freshman

Sara Hayward, Rockland, Sophomore

Johannie Rodriguez, Orange, Freshman


Region XV All Sportsmanship Team

Jasmin Vidal, BMCC, Samantha Madden, Orange

Sergi Ramirez, Bronx, Stephany Fana, Queensborough

Kaleigh Muggio, Dutchess, Alena Augustine, Rockland

Vanessa JacobsFIT, Jackie O'Neil, Suffolk

Caitlyn Dowd, Kingsborough, Andies Suedess, Sullivan

Ashley Suarez, Monroe-Bronx, Rachel Mendes, Westchester

Maria Micolo, Nassau


Region XV Tournament

Thursday 10/26 @ higher seed

Quarterfinals:

#1 Queensborough vs. #8 Kingsborough

#2 Nassau vs. #7 Suffolk

#3 Rockland vs. #6 FIT

#5 BMCC vs. #5 Orange

Saturday 10/28 @ SUNY Orange

Semifinals:

12:00 Semi Finals #1/#8 vs. #4/#5

#2/#7 vs. #3/#6

Finals to follow semis

CUNYAC Weekly Honors - Week 6

Paola Beniquez, Outside Hitter and Freshman from Carolina, Puerto Rico wins CUNYAC Athlete of the Week honors for week 6

Paola Beniquez, Outside Hitter & Freshman was named CUNYAC Athlete of the Week for Week 6

In her team’s only match of the week, Beniquez slammed down 12 kills on a .688 attack percentage with 12 digs and four aces in a 3-0 sweep of Bronx.

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Gisselle Plasencia, Opposite and Freshman from East Elmhurst, wins CUNYAC Rookie of the Week honors for week 6

Gisselle Plasencia, Opposite & Freshman was named CUNYAC Rookie of the Week for Week 6

Plasencia made an impact in her first start at middle hitter this year, recording nine kills and adding four solo blocks in a 3-0 win over Bronx on Saturday.

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CUNYAC Weekly Honors - Week 5

Paola Beniquez, Outside Hitter and Freshman from Carolina, Puerto Rico wins CUNYAC Athlete of the Week honors for week 5

Paola Beniquez, Outside Hitter & Freshman was named CUNYAC Athlete of the Week for Week 5

In her team’s only match of the week, Beniquez slammed down 12 kills on a .688 attack percentage with 12 digs and four aces in a 3-0 sweep of Bronx.

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Angela Acevedo, Queensborough from Brooklyn, NY wins CUNYAC Rookie of the Week for week 5

Angela Acevedo, Libero & Freshman was named Rookie of the Week

In four matches last week, Acevedo spearheaded the defensive efforts for the Tigers, amassing 88 digs and 13 aces. She racked up a career-best 37 digs against BMCC and tied her career-high with seven aces in a 3-0 sweep of FIT.

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CUNYAC/HSS Scholar-Athlete of the Month

FLUSHING, N.Y. (Oct. 6, 2017) - After earning a perfect 4.0 cumulative grade-point average, Queensborough Community College women's volleyball sophomore middle hitter Joelle Desrosiers was tabbed as the CUNYAC/HSS Community College Scholar-Athlete of the Month for September 2017 on Friday.


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CUNYAC/HSS Scholar Athlete of the Month Joelle Desrosiers of Queensborough

CUNYAC Weekly Honors - Week 3

Paola Beniquez, Outside Hitter and Freshman from Carolina, Puerto Rico wins CUNYAC Athlete of the Week honors for week 3

Paola Beniquez, Outside Hitter & Freshman was named CUNYAC Athlete of the Week for Week 3

Beniquez led the Tigers to a 3-0 week, finishing with 31 kills, four service aces and 37 digs in the three matches. She had a career-high 18 kills and 17 digs Saturday in a 3-0 sweep of Rockland C.C.

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Angela Acevedo, Queensborough from Brooklyn, NY wins CUNYAC Rookie of the Week for week 3

Angela Acevedo, Libero & Freshman was named Rookie of the Week

In three tilts last week, Acevedo was a defensive staple, committing just one reception error. She stood out Saturday, totaling 30 digs and a career-high five aces in a 3-0 sweep of Rockland C.C.

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CUNYAC Weekly Honors - Week 2

Paola Beniquez, Outside Hitter and Freshman from Carolina, Puerto Rico wins CUNYAC Athlete of the Week honors for week 2

Paola Beniquez, Outside Hitter & Freshman was named CUNYAC Athlete of the Week

Beniquez paced the Tigers in kills in both of her team’s matches last week, en route to a 2-0 start in CUNYAC play. She earned nine kills in a 3-0 win versus Bronx C.C. and had 17 kills on a .696 attack clip in a 3-1 victory over BMCC.

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Maria Veliz Thol, Queensborough from Fresh Meadows, NY wins CUNYAC Rookie of the Week for week 2

Maria Veliz Thol, Setter & Freshman was named Rookie of the Week

In the Tigers’ two matches last week, Veliz Thol finished with 61 assists, nine digs and four service aces. She allocated 27 helpers in a 3-0 triumph versus Bronx C.C. and dished out 34 assists in a 3-1 win over BMCC.

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CUNYAC Weekly Honors - Week 1

Paola Beniquez, Outside Hitter and Freshman from Carolina, Puerto Rico wins CUNYAC Athlete of the Week honors

Paola Beniquez, Outside Hitter & Freshman was named CUNYAC Athlete of the Week

Beniquez led the Tigers with 35 kills, 41 digs and 12 service aces against three nationally-ranked opponents to open the season. She posted a double-double (14 kills, 11 digs) in the team's first win of the year, a 3-2 victory at Nassau.

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Maria Veliz Thol, Queensborough from Fresh Meadows, NY wins CUNYAC Rookie of the Week

Maria Veliz Thol, Setter & Freshman was named Rookie of the Week

Thol dished out more than 100 assists over her first three collegiate matches last week. In the team's 3-2 victory at Nassau on Thursday, she had a career-best 36 assists and added 10 digs for a double-double.

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Women's Volleyball Named Favorite to Win 2017 CUNYAC Volleyball Title

In a vote by the league's head volleyball coaches, Queensborough Community College was selected as the favorite to hoist the 2017 CUNYAC Community College Volleyball Championship, in a preseason poll released Thursday.

Though Queensborough and BMCC received the same number of points (13) in the balloting, the Tigers earned three of the four first-place nods to top the poll.

Queensborough, which garnered votes in the 2017 NJCAA Division III Preseason Poll, captured its second-straight CUNYAC title last season with a 3-0 sweep of BMCC. The Tigers also won a Region XV and District F Championship and finished the campaign at No. 7 in the national rankings.


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Announcements

Women's Volleyball Tryouts for fall 2017 semester

Join the #7 in the Nation (#1 in NYS) CUNYAC Champion Lady Tigers. Tryouts for the Women's Volleyball team will take place at 4 pm on August 1st. For more information, contact the coach.

All Athletes trying out will need a medical stamped by a doctor and an insurance form stamped. Forms are found on the Explanation of Medical Insurance Forms page.

For more information please contact the coach

The 31st Annual Michael Steuerman Scholar-Athlete Awards Dinner for the CUNY Athletic Conference was held at Queens College on May 18th, 2017. The night was a tribute to CUNYAC's superb student-athletes, coaches, administrators, and supporters. The evening's honorees represent the very best CUNY has to offer in quality academics and athletics. Carmen Clavijo was honored with one of the biggest awards as she was named Scholar Athlete of the Year.

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Carmen Clavijo, CUNYAC Scholar Athlete of the Year

2016 Women’s Volleyball Awards

  • CUNYAC Champions
  • Region XV Champions
  • District F Champions
  • Finished 7th in the Country at Nationals

Zuri Williams
NJCAA D3 All-America Honorable Mention
Region XV Player of the Year
Region XV MVP
CUNYAC Player of the Year
CUNYAC MVP

Brittany McNally
All Region XV – Honorable Mention
Region XV All Tournament Team

Kiara Reyes
All Region XV- 2nd team
Region XV All Tournament Team
CUNYAC All Tournament Team

Carmen Clavijo
CUNYAC All Tournament Team
CUNYAC All Star

Paige Hughes
CUNYAC Rookie of the Year
All Region XV – 2nd team

Mariela Medina
Region XV Sportsmanship Team

Mballou Berete
CUNYAC Sportsmanship Award

Joelle Desrosiers
CUNYAC  All Star

2016 NJCAA Division III Volleyball All-America Teams

HONORABLE MENTION ALL-AMERICANS

Zuri Williams, MB, 6' 2", So.

Queensborough Women's Volleyball Take Home District F Championship; Finish 7th In Nation

The Queensborough Community College Tigers spent an extended weekend up in Rochester, Minnesota at the NJCAA Women’s Volleyball National Tournament from November 11th - 12th. The Tigers were sent home but were able to claim a final ranking of #7 in the nation and a District F Championship.

“It has been an amazing experience all around. My team and I have learned so much and we are truly lucky to have done so well throughout the year,” said head coach, Jason Demas.
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Congratulations to Coach Jason Demas, his staff and our Lady Tigers for this unbelievable season. 23-0 in Region XV play. 10-0 in CUNYAC play. CUNYAC Champions. Region XV Champions.

Zuri Williams - Region XV Tournament MVP, Region XV athlete of the month for October

Zuri Williams - Region XV Tournament MVP
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Brittany McNally - Region XV All Tournament Team

Brittany McNally - Region XV All Tournament Team

Kiara Reyes - Region XV All Tournament Team

Kiara Reyes - Region XV All Tournament Team

2016 Division III Region XV Women's Community College Volleyball Championships

#1 QCC Lady Tigers opened up against #8 Nassau Lions with a 3-0 victory on Thursday, October 27 at Queensborough Community College. #1 QCC Lady Tigers next travel to Orange, NY taking on #4 Orange CC in the Region XV Semi-Finals on Saturday, October 29 at 12 noon.

The Finals will be held on October 29 later in the day.

Go Lady Tigers!

Brittany McNally was honored for recording her 500th career dig at QCC during the CUNYAC tournament on October 24

As part of Thursday's game, two Lady Tigers were honored for hitting milestones before the win. Brittany McNally was honored for recording her 500th career dig at QCC during the CUNYAC tournament on Monday, October 24.

Kiara Reyes recorded her 500th assist on the season during the CUNYAC tournament

As part of Thursday's game, two Lady Tigers were honored for hitting milestones before the win. Kiara Reyes recorded her 500th assist on the season during the CUNYAC tournament. With over 800+ career assists, Kiara Reyes is the all time assist leader in school history.

2016 CUNYAC Community College Women's Volleyball Championship

#1 QCC Lady Tigers defeated #4 Kingsborough Wave in the CUNYAC Community College Women's Volleyball Tournament on October 24th at Hostos Community College.

The Lady Tigers then faced #3 Borough of Manhattan Community College in the finals. The QCC Lady Tigers defeated BMCC to win the 2016 CUNYAC Community College Women's Volleyball Championship for a second year in a row!

The following Lady Tigers won CUNYAC Tournament Awards:

  • Zuri Williams - CUNYAC Tournament MVP

  • Kiara Reyes - All Tournament Team

  • Carmen Clavijo - All Tournament Team

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Coaches Demas, Rodriguez and Briffa with Lady Tigers accepting CUNYAC title and awards

Women's Volleyball Region XV Awards:

  • Region XV Player of the Year - Zuri Williams

  • All Region 2nd team - Paige Hughes and Kiara Reyes

  • All Region Honorable Mention - Brittany McNally

  • All Region Sportsmanship Award - Mariela Medina

  • Coach of the Year - Jason Dermas

The Lady Tigers will start the Region XV playoffs on Thursday, 10/27 at 6 PM against Nassau Community College. Go Lady Tigers!

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Lady Tigers Claim Weekly Award Winners

Kiara Reyes, Setter, won CUNYAC Player of the week honors and Joelle Desrosiers, Middle Hitter, won CUNYAC Rookie of the week honors.

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Senior Day @ Queensborough (Dig Pink Day - 10/20) - QCC vs Suffolk County CC

Senior day was a success with the Lady Tigers defeating Suffolk County CC 3-0. The Lady Tigers are now a perfect 18-0 in Region XV, and overall 21-1. Head Coach Jason Demas and his staff honored 7 seniors after the match.

Brittany McNally, Kiara Lugo, Carmen Clavijo, Mariela Medina, Head Coach Jason Demas, Mballou Berrett, Zuri Williams, and Kiara Reyes

From the left is Brittany McNally, Kiara Lugo, Carmen Clavijo, Mariela Medina, Head Coach Jason Demas, Mballou Berete, Zuri Williams, and Kiara Reyes

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