Miami Dade College Student Athlete Wendy Romero Named NJCAA First Team All-American Once Again
Wendy Romero has signed to play volleyball and study at Park University-Missouri.
Miami, February 3, 2014 -
Miami Dade College(MDC) volleyball player Wendy Romero, a sophomore, has been named NJCAA First Team All-American for the second time, joining some of the nation’s top players on the list this season. Romero is the sixth player in MDC volleyball history to make first team two consecutive years. She graduates this summer and has signed with Park University-Missouri.
The outside hitter, originally from Venezuela, has led the team to new heights. In her first season at MDC, Romero rocked the nation ranking third in points per set and fourth in kills per set. This is also the second year in a row she has been named to the First Team All-Southern Conference and FCSAA First Team All-State. Romero also earned Southern Conference Player of the Year two years in a row, and this year was named FCSAA State Player of the Year.
“Wendy is a great player,” said Head Coach Kiko Benoit. “I consider her a team leader and she has been working very hard on and off the court. She is always getting better and will continue to fight until the end to reach her final goals.”
This season, Romero led the team once again and was one of the front runners in the NJCAA, as she was third in the nation in kills per set with 5.13, third in hitting percentage with .445 and fourth in points per set with 5.9.
“It’s exciting to find out that all the hard work I have done has paid off,” Romero said. “I’m looking forward to transferring and playing at the next level and improving my game.”
The Lady Sharks competed in the FCSAA State Tournament this year and claimed the Southern Conference title.
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