Eduardo J. Padrón
Office of the President
300 N.E. Second Avenue
Miami, Florida 33132-2297
Message From the President
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
MDC’s Volleyball Team Wins State Title and Advances to Nationals
Miami Dade College's Lady Sharks volleyball team has enjoyed a phenomenal season of victory, recently winning the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)'s Atlantic District Championship and State Championship. The team is now preparing to compete for this week's national title competition, Nov. 17-19, at Missouri State University in West Plains.
The Lady Sharks will take on Eastern Arizona College in the first round of the tournament at 1 p.m. on Thursday. The complete tournament schedule and live broadcasts of the games are available on the NJCAA’s website.
MDC's Lady Sharks have climbed their way to the top, first winning the district championship by defeating Polk State with a score of 25-16, 25-23, 25-15. In the state competition, MDC beat the College of Central Florida 25-20, 25-23, 25-23. Several team members were recognized for their incredible efforts throughout the season:
- Marifranchi Rodriguez: All Tournament Team Player/1st Team Southern Conference, All State Southern Conference, Tournament MVP/Conference player of the Year
- Britany Spencer: All Tournament Team Player/1st Team Southern Conference
- Yukie Futami: All Tournament Team Player/1st Team Southern Conference, All State Southern Conference
- Suramys Acosta: All Tournament Team Player/1st Team Southern Conference
- Rosanne Rivera: 2nd Team Southern Conference
- Latrice Johnson: 2nd Team Southern Conference
The Lady Sharks' success on the volleyball court comes as no surprise. The College has won a total of 33 NJCAA titles, including 13 in women’s sports.
Please join me in congratulating the Lady Sharks players and coaches on their impressive record and in wishing them the best of luck at Nationals.