Five Miami Dade College volleyball players have been offered scholarships to continue their collegiate volleyball careers.
Yorgelys Jaspe has committed to Peru State College in Nebraska; Thalia Torres has received scholarships from Embry Riddle University in Daytona Beach and Valdosta State University in Georgia; Adara Anselmo has scholarship offers from Embry Riddle, Florida National University and Johnson & Wales University; Kelsey Taylor has committed to Chicago State University and Jorddaly’s Santos has received offers from Florida Southern College in Orlando, as well as Florida International University.
The Lady Sharks finished with a record of 13-17 this year. Despite the losing record, the team had several players with strong performances.
Taylor, a setter from Dallas, Texas, led the team in assists (764) and in assists per set (9.43) and was ranked 50th in the National Junior College Athletic Association (division 1) in total assists and 19th in assists per set. She also received All-Southern Conference First Team honors.
Torres, a right side hitter, was one of the top performers in kills, with a total of 302 and was ranked 59th in division 1 this season with 2.93 total kills per set.
Torres also led her team in total attacks amongst the floor (876). She received All-Southern Conference Second Team honors.
Anselmo, a libero, led the Lady Sharks with 482 digs and also ranked third in division 1 with 7.42 digs per set. She also received All-Southern Conference First Team honors.
Santos, a libero, was affected by a serious lower back injury in the preseason, which limited her to participating in only four games this year. Despite the injury, Santos finished with scholarship offers and has been healthy in her off-season practice drills.
Jaspe, an outside hitter, played a big role off the bench this season, placing fifth on the team in total kill shots this season (126). She received the All-Southern Conference Honorable Mention.
“My motivation for this season was to do really good…so I could transfer and travel the world, so I could grow as a person,” Jaspe said. “I’ve always loved experiencing new teams because I always get involved with new organizations every five years. I loved Miami Dade, but it’s time to move on to a new chapter.”