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Player Testimonials

 

Andy Tauai

 

 1st Team All-American 

As an international moving to America was a big step especially coming to a school where I didn't know what to expect! I can say this with confidence... I couldn't have made a better choice. The program and the culture at HCC has made me a better athlete and the mature young woman I am today. It is more than just your volleyball team; it is your family away from home! I couldn't be more grateful for not only the experience but the opportunities that HCC has given to me! I am now prepared and ready to take the next step in my volleyball career and education!  H-WHAT!!???

 

 

Gabi Berrios

 

All-Conference Libero

 Georgian Court University

HCC was the best thing that ever happened to me. The coaching staff gave me the tools and opportunities to become the player that I am. By putting in hard work and dedication, I made it to where I am today. I am extremely greatful for my years at HCC; they changed my future and opened so many doors to exciting and amazing new opportunities. 

 

Jenna Kirkwood 

 

 All-American OH

 

Valdosta State

 

Community College was 100% the right choice for me. The HCC coaching staff believed in me when no one else did and helped me achieve accomplishments I didn't think I was capable of. Now that my 2 years are over many doors have been opened for me to continue my volleyball career. HCC has turned me into the person and player I am today and I will always be grateful for that.

 

 

Lindsey Rees

 

All-American Setter

 

University of Minnesota - Crookston

 

"HCC is more than a volleyball program. It felt like a family. The coaches really care about you. I had the best two years, and it was hard to leave. I'm not sure there is a better setting coach than Coach Larkin. Where I am today all started there."

  

Emily Bingham

 

All-State Tournament

 

1st Team All-Conference, USC Upstate

 

"I am so thankful that the coaches at HCC believed in me. They prepared me in volleyball and in life. I changed a lot during my time at HCC. Some of the smallest things will be the memories I cherish the most. The only thing they didn't prepare me for was the snow in South Carlolina!"

 

 

 J'beria Davis

 

2009 1st Team All-Conference

 

USF Starting Outside Hitter

 

"I wasn't sure I was ready for D-I volleyball coming out of high school and club.  In only one year at HCC, University of South Florida felt I was ready to make the jump. HCC volleyball helped me get to where I am today. I am grateful for the experience and memories.  Go Hawks!"

 

Madeline Gonzalez

2006 HCC Female Scholar Athlete and 2nd Team All-American

Setter and Captain at the University of West Florida

"Moving to the U.S. was scary, but it has changed my life.  I have had so many memorable experiences and made lifelong friends.  Playing volleyball at HCC opened so many doors for me.  Coach Larkin was not just a coach.  He became a mentor and a friend."

 

Mari Padilla-Collazo

2007 HCC Female Scholar Athlete and All-State

Setter and Captain at Tennessee State University 

"The decision to come to the U.S. is one that I will never regret.  The experience was unbelievable.  I had so many new experiences and a lot of fun.  Hillsborough Community College is a great place for academics and athletics, and it definitely prepared me for the next step."

Brittany Wilson

2007 All-Conference and Captain

MB at Eckerd College

"My time at HCC was amazing!  We were pushed to greatness.  I learned so many lessons that help me not only in volleyball but also in life.  The friendships I made will last forever."

Emily Calderon-Reyes

2008 1st Team All-American and Captain

St. Leo University

"I received a lot of advice when I was a high school student in Puerto Rico.  After visiting HCC, the players, and the staff, the decision was easy.  I have learned so much, and many doors have been opened up to me.  It was a great choice."

 

Kim Clark

Lady Hawk Award Winner, All State

Outside Hitter UWF

"Playing at HCC was a ball.  I am still very close to my former teammates.  Playing for championships together made us very close.  We share some special memories.  Go Hawks!"

Naya Sanfeliz

Lady Hawk Award Winner, All State

Outside Hitter UNF

"I gained so much from my time at HCC.  After my sophomore season, I really tried to give back to the program in the off-season because volleyball at HCC is a tradition, and I was happy to be a part of it.  The training definitely prepared me for the new challenges I face at UNF."