Giuliana Ballarin is a sophomore defensive specialist from Miami, Fl. Giuliana is in her first year at Miami Dade College, and helped the Lady Sharks win the 2012 Southern Conference and qualify for the FCSAA State Tournament. Ballarin also earned FCSAA All Academic honors and All Southern Conference All-Academic team honors.
Jovanna Santamaria is a Freshman Transfer from State College of Florida and is currently the Libero for the Lady Sharks. Santamaria rains from Miami Sunset Senior High right here in Miami Florida. In her spare time she loves to stay on the court and continue playing the sport of Volleyball. In the future she wants to transfer out and continue to play volleyball at the division I level.
Haley Foote is a Transfer from Emmanueal College (2012-2013). She went to Deland High School where she holds the School record for most assists in a season with 871 was named second team all area in 2010, first team all area in 2011 and 2012 and was named News Journals Player of the week in her Senior year. During her tenure with Bulldogs she competed in the Final Four. In Foote spare time she like to go to the beach and play volleyball. In her near future she would love to continue on to play volleyball and eventually get her Doctorate.
Silvia Galeano is a freshman outside hitter for the Lady Sharks. Galeano rains from the Instutite of Education at Nechi. While in High School she received Most Valuable Player for 3 years and also participated on the National team of Colombia. In her spare time Galeano likes to write poems, read and listen to music. In her near future she plans to transfer out and play volleyball at a four year institute and become a psychologist.
Kayla Dowdell is a sophomore and outside hitter for the Lady Sharks this season. Dowdell, from Jonesboro, GA, helped the Lady Sharks win the 2012 Southern Conference and qualify for the FCSAA State Tournament this season. Unfortunately, due to injury, she did not get to participate this season. For the 2011 season, Dowdell helped her team qualify for the NJCAA National Championship tournament, where they finished in 11th place. The Lady Sharks were also crowned the FCSAA State Champions and NJCAA Atlantic District Champions.
Lakelia Cooper is a Freshman Transfer from Polk State and plays outside hitter and right side. Cooper comes from Coral Shores High School in Key Largo where she received Most Valuable Player and Best Newcomer. While there she also participated in Track and Basketball. In Coopers spare time she likes to eat, dance and sing. In her near future she plans to transfer out to a division I program and continue to play volleyball at a higher level.
Paola DeAyala is a sophomore ride side/middle blocker from Puerto Rico. Paola helped the Lady Sharks win the 2012 Southern Conference and qualify for the FCSAA State Tournament this season.
Kayla Monanto is Freshman outside hitter for the Lady Sharks. Monanto comes from George Jenkins High School in Lakeland where she was named Top 10 player of the week, All County Second team her senior year, All County Honorable mention her freshman, sophomore, and Junior year. She also received Best Defensive award her Senior year and she finished her senior season with 32 aces, 221 Kills, and 208 Digs. In Monantos spare time she likes to read, listen to music and go on vacation. In Monanto's Future she would love to go on to play Volleyball at a four year Institute followed by getting her Masters .
Erini Chatziefstratiadou is a Transfer from Hellenic College in the country of Greece. While there they were First place in Panhellenic place in 2012 and 2013 and Fourth place in the World School Championship in Greece. While in Greece Chatziefstratiadou was named Best Blocker in 2011 and 2012 and she also participated on the Junior National team where they were 1st place in the city of Thessaloniki 2010-2013. Chatziefstratiadou was also a member of the European National Team where they placed 8th and 5th place in the Valconic games with the national team. In her spare time she likes to read books. In her near future she hopes to continue to play volleyball at a four year institute and then continue on with professionally.
Stephanie “Tati” Hernandez is a sophomore libero/defensive specialist from Puerto Rico. Hernandez helped the Lady Sharks win the 2012 Southern Conference and qualify for the FCSAA State Tournament this season. She was also named to the FCSAA All-Academic Team, All-Southern Conference All-Academic Team for her academic excellence, and was named Defensive Player of the Week. Tati finished the season with 262 digs, 4.68 per set.
Wendy Romero is a sophomore outside hitter from Venezuela. Romero helped the Lady Sharks win the 2012 Southern Conference and qualify for the FCSAA State Tournament this season. Romero was named to the First-Team All-Southern Conference , FCSAA Tournament Team, FCSAA All-State/All-District team, and NJCAA First Team All American. Romero finished the season with 319 kills, 4.04 kills per set, 43 aces, 158 digs, and 25 blocks.