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Women's Volleyball

2021 Lady Cougar Volleyball

The sport of volleyball was invented in Holyoke, MA on Feb. 9, 1895 by Wiliam G. Morgan, a local YMCA director. Volleyball is a Holyoke staple, and was invented less than six miles away from Springfield College, where basketball was invented around the same time period.

Holyoke Community College boasts the only two-year intercollegiate volleyball program in Western and Central Massachusetts. The two-time New England Champions (2002 & 2003) train at HCC's Bartley Center, a first-class facility that features three practice courts, a 32-foot-high ceiling, and a highly resilient "fixed floating" maple floor for competition matches. The Lady Spikers enjoy a tough schedule, including multi-team tournaments and matches against top-ranked Division II & III teams from New England, New York, and beyond.

If you are interested in playing this season, please fill out the athletic interest form.

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# NAME YEAR  POSITION HOMETOWN HIGH SCHOOL
1 Kayla Nguyen 1st Setter Springfield, MA Sci - Tech
2 Yarierick Ocasio 1st Libero Puerto Rico Chicopee
3 Carly Chambers 2nd Libero / Setter Jiangsu Taizhou, China West Springfield
4 Adareasheia Pinsly 2nd Outside Hitter Alaska Sunrise Mountain
5 Jhulie Gail Keziah Reyes Abanador 1st Defensive Specialist Philippines Ludlow
6 Bailey Pennington 2nd Defensive Specialist Yokosuko, Japan Longmeadow
7 Mayouri Yath 2nd Outside Hitter Cambodia Amherst Regional
8 Kelsey Rau 1st Libero Chicopee, MA Chicopee
9 Maria Mishol 1st Outside Hitter Hartford, CT Longmeadow
10 Sehkinah Del Valle 1st Pin Hitter Manati, Puerto Rico Putnam Vocational
11 Marlina Devine 1st Middle Blocker Easthampton, MA Easthampton
12 Shauna Charles 1st Middle Blocker Springfield, MA Springfield International Charter
13 Aleysha Cruz Merced 1st Opposite Hitter Puerto Rico Bay Path Vocational
14 Sierra Lisella 1st Middle Blocker West Springfield, MA West Springfield
15 Ninoshka Otero Santiago 1st Opposite Hitter Toa Baja, Puerto Rico -

Head Coach: Ju'wan Collins (2st season)

Assistant Coach: 

Director of Athletics: Thomas E. Stewart

Trainer: Keith Scarlet

President: Christina Royal

DATE OPPONENT LOCATION TIME / RESULT OVERALL RECORD REGION XXI DIVISION III RECORD NJCAA DIVISION III RECORD
SEPTEMBER
Tue. 13 @ CC of Rhode Island * Lincoln, RI L, 2-3 0-1 0-1 0-1
Wed. 14 @ Massasoit CC * Brockton, MA L, 1-3 0-2 0-2 0-2
Sat. 17  Northern Essex CC *
(Tri Match)
Bartley Center HCC L, 2-3 0-3 0-3 0-3
Sat. 17 Massasoit CC *
(Tri Match)
Bartley Center HCC L, 1-3 0-4 0-4 0-4
Tue. 20 @ Quinsigamond CC * Worcester, MA W, 3-0 1-4 1-4 1-4
Sat. 24 @ CC of Rhode Island *
(Tri Match)
Lincoln, RI L, 2-3 1-5 1-5 1-5
Sat. 24  vs Bunker Hill CC
@ CC of Rhode Island
(Tri Match)
Lincoln, RI W, 3-0 2-5 2-5 2-5
Mon. 26 Bristol CC * Bartley Center HCC W, 3-0 3-5 3-5 3-5
OCTOBER
Sat. 1 Mass Bay CC *
(Tri Match)
Bartley Center HCC 11:00am
Sat. 1 New Hampshire Technical Institute (non-NJCAA)
(Tri Match)
Bartley Center HCC 11:00am
Tue. 4 @ Mass Bay CC * Wellesley, MA 7:00pm
Sat. 8 Quinsigamond CC * Bartley Center HCC 1:00pm
Tue. 11 @ Northern Essex CC* Haverhill, MA 6:00pm
Thur. 13 @ New Hampshire Technical Institute Concord, NH 6:00pm
Sat. 15 Bristol CC * Bartley Center HCC 1:00pm
Tue. 18 Bunker Hill CC * Bartley Center HCC 7:00pm
Sat. 22

NJCAA Region XXI (New England) Tournament

TBA TBA
Sat. 29

NJCAA District Tournament

TBA TBA
Sun. 30

NJCAA District Tournament

TBA TBA
NOVEMBER
Thur. - Sun. 10-12 NJCAA National Tournament  MN TBA

* Indicates Region XXI (New England) opponent

# NAME YEAR  HOMETOWN HIGH SCHOOL
1 Niyah Miller 1st Springfield, MA Chicopee
2 Paola Vega 1st Springfield, MA Putnam Vocational
4 Adareasheia Pinsly 1st Las Vegas, NV Sunrise Mountain
5 Mayouri Yath 1st Amherst, MA Amherst Regional
6 Yanir Roman Rios 1st Puerto Rico Central
8 Jenna Hajdamowicz 1st Chicopee, MA Chicopee
9 Aysha Miller 2nd Chicopee, MA Chicopee
15 Bailey Pennington 1st Longmeadow, MA Longmeadow
16 Carly Chambers 1st West Springfield, MA West Springfield
24 Adamaryz Figueroa 1st Springfield, MA Central

Head Coach: Ju'wan Collins (1st season)

Assistant Coach: 

Director of Athletics: Thomas E. Stewart

Trainer: Keith Scarlet

President: Christina Royal

DATE OPPONENT LOCATION TIME / RESULT OVERALL RECORD REGION XXI DIVISION III RECORD NJCAA DIVISION III RECORD
SEPTEMBER
Tue. 14 CC of Rhode Island * Bartley Center HCC L, 0-3 0-1 0-1 0-1
Sat. 18 @ Northern Essex CC *
(Tri Match)
Haverhill, MA L, 0-3 0-2 0-2 0-2
Sat. 18 Massasoit CC * @ Northern Essex CC
(Tri-Match)
Haverhill, MA L, 1-3 0-3 0-3 0-3
Tue. 21 @ Quinsigamond CC * Worcester, MA Cancelled
Tue. 28 @ CC of Rhode Island * Lincoln, MA W, 3-1 1-3 1-3 1-3
Thur. 30 Bay Path College
(USCAA)
Bartley Center HCC L, 0-3 1-4-0 1-3-0 1-3-0
OCTOBER
Sat. 2 Mass Bay CC * Bartley Center HCC W, 3-0 2-4 2-3 2-3
Tue. 5 @ Mass Bay CC * Wellesley, MA Postponed
Thur. 7 @ Massasoit CC * Brockton, MA L, 1-3 2-5 2-4 2-4
Sat. 9 Quinsigamond CC * Bartley Center HCC Cancelled
Tue. 12 @ Northern Essex CC* Haverhill, MA Postponed
Mon. 18 Bay Path College
(USCAA)
Bartley Center HCC L, 1-3 2-6 2-4 2-4
Thur. 21 Mass Bay CC * Bartley Center HCC W, 3-0 3-6 3-4 3-4
Sat. 23

NJCAA Region XXI (New England) Tournament
@ Northern Essex CC

Semifinal vs Northern Essex CC

Finals TBD

Haverhill, MA L, 0-3 3-7 3-5 3-5
NOVEMBER
NJCAA National Tournament  TBA DNQ

* Indicates Region XXI (New England) opponent

# NAME POSITION YEAR  HOMETOWN HIGH SCHOOL
1 Olivia Downer Middle Fresh Easthampton,MA Easthampton
2 Glenysbeth Andino Outside Fresh Springfield, MA Sci-Tech
3 Nicole Gomez Bautista Middle Fresh Springfield, MA Sci-Tech
4 Kate Tempest Setter Fresh Springfield, MA Sabis 
5 Angely Arroya Outside Fresh Holyoke, MA Paulo Friere 
9 Aysha Miller Middle Fresh Springfield, MA Chicopee
10 Raven Feliciano Outside Fresh Springfield, MA Sci-Tech
15 Karla Torres Middle Fresh Chicopee, MA Smith Vocational

Head Coach: Dallas Jackson (2nd season)

Assistant Coach: Brian Shelasky (1st Season)

Director of Athletics: Thomas E. Stewart

Trainer: Keith Scarlet

Vice President Student Affairs: Yanina Vargas-Arriaga

President: Christina Royal

DATE OPPONENT LOCATION TIME / RESULT OVERALL RECORD
SEPTEMBER
Tue. 10 Mass Bay CC * Bartley Center HCC Postponed
Thur. 12 @ Massasoit CC * Brockton, MA Postponed
Thur. 19 Bunker Hill CC * Bartley Center HCC W, 3-0 1-0
Sat. 21 Northern Essex CC * Bartley Center HCC L, 2-3 1-1
Tue. 24 @ Quinsigamond CC * Worcester, MA L, 1-3 1-2
Wed. 25 @ Massasoit CC * Brockton, MA Postponed
OCTOBER
Wed. 2 @ Mass Bay CC * Wellesley, MA W, 3-0 2-2
Thur. 3 Massasoit CC * Bartley Center HCC L, 2-3 2-3
Tue. 8 @ Bunker Hill CC * Boston, MA L, 0-3 2-4
Thur. 10 @ Northern Essex CC* Haverhill, MA L, 1-3 2-5
Tue. 15 @ Massasoit CC * Brockton, MA L, 0-3 2-6
Mon. 21 Mass Bay CC * Bartley Center HCC W, 3-0 3-6
Tue. 22 Quinsigamond CC * Bartley Center HCC W, 3-2 4-6
Sun. 27 Region XXI Tournament 
@ HCC
vs. (#1) Massasoit CC *
Bartley Center HCC L, 0-3 4-7
NOVEMBER
Sat. 8 NJCAA District Playoff TBA DNQ
Fri. 16 - Sat. 17 NJCAA National Tournament  Rochester Technical CC, MN DNQ

* Indicates Region XXI (New England) opponent

# NAME YEAR  HOMETOWN HIGH SCHOOL
3 Siamaris Caraballo Fresh Springfield, MA Commerse HS
5 Lirian Colon Fresh Holyoke, MA Dean HS
8 Ivonne Cruz Fresh Holyoke, MA Holyoke HS
12 Rainbow Elliston Fresh Springfield, MA Central HS
13 Suzanne Gordon Fresh Granby, MA Granby HS
7 Michaela Jesionowski Fresh Chicopee, MA Chicopee HS
6 Carey Marshall Fresh Westfield, MA Westfield HS

Head Coach: Dallas Jackson (1st season)

Director of Athletics: Thomas E. Stewart

Trainer: Keith Scarlet

Vice President Student Affairs: Yanina Vargas-Arriaga

President: Christina Royal

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