Sophomore Oni Lattin and the San Jacinto College volleyball team are the top-ranked team in the country in the latest National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I volleyball poll. Photo credit: Jeannie Peng-Armao, San Jacinto College marketing department.
San Jacinto College volleyball takes over top spot in NJCAA poll
Team will honor 1987 championship squad Friday night
Amanda L. Booren -- September 28, 2012
PASADENA, Texas – With a 20-1 overall record, the San Jacinto College volleyball team moves up the rankings and takes over the top spot in this week’s National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I volleyball poll.
“Thank you to the NJCAA national ranking committee and to all who support San Jacinto College volleyball,” said 11th year Head Coach Sharon Nelson. “This week’s ranking energizes our ladies. We have been working diligently all season and it is paying off. It has been a complete team effort all season. This seeding will serve as incentive to re-emphasize many of the goals and beliefs we have established in our gym from the beginning of season, but we know that the season is not over and there is still work to be done.”
Sophomore duo Oni Lattin (Houston / Bellaire HS [San Diego State Univ.]) and Marie-Pierre Bakima (Nogent-sur-Oise, France / Lycee Emmanuel Mounier) lead the team on offense, averaging 2.89 and 2.38 kills per set, respectively. Lattin is also third in the nation in blocks per set with a 1.50 mark.
San Jacinto College returns to the court tonight at 6 p.m. against Laredo College. The team will recognize the 25th anniversary of the 1987 national championship. Members of that team, along with the head coach Becky Lidolph, will be in attendance to be honored. Admission is free. All volleyball home games are played at Anders Gymnasium on the San Jacinto College Central Campus, located at 8060 Spencer Highway in Pasadena.
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. The Achieving the Dream Leader College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of 30,000 students in more than 200 degree and certificate options, including university transfer and career preparation. Students also benefit from the College’s job training programs, renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $630 million each year to the Texas workforce. San Jacinto College. Your Goals. Your College.
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