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Atlantic Cape Hosts Four Local High Schools at First Girls Volleyball Summer Showcase Event | Buccaneers Women’s Volleyball Team Ready for 9/6 Home Opener

08/30/2023 | Media Contact: David Zuba, Public Relations Manager and Copywriter | (609) 343-4933
Women's Volleyball Summer Showcase at Pitney Gymnasium

MAYS LANDING — Atlantic Cape Community College hosted four local high school girls’ volleyball teams at the inaugural Girls Volleyball Summer Showcase August 13 in the Jonathan Pitney Hall Gymnasium on the Mays Landing campus.

In a tune-up for their upcoming seasons, teams from Cedar Creek, Oakcrest, Pinelands Regional and Pleasantville High Schools competed against each other in six preliminary round matches. In between, the four high schools engaged in mini competitions, such as Basket Setting, Ace the Libero, Bounce and Target Serving with Pleasantville winning all four. For this achievement, Pleasantville was awarded an additional two victories. Pleasantville finished the preliminary round with a 6-2 record while Pinelands went 5-1, Cedar Creek 3-3 and Oakcrest 0-6.

In the first semi-final round, number one seed Pleasantville topped fourth-seeded Oakcrest by scores of 25-13 and 25-10. In the second semi-final round, the second-seeded Pinelands team topped third seed Cedar Creek by scores of 25-9, 21-25 and 15-11. In an exciting final round match, second-seeded Pinelands bested first-seeded Pleasantville by scores of 25-21, 17-25 and 15-9.

Atlantic Cape Women’s Volleyball Head and showcase organizer Karla Maisto was pleased with the event’s initial success.

“The girls received some much-needed preseason touches and got to meet our collegiate student-athletes,” Maisto said. “Getting these high school student-athletes into our gym was an invaluable recruiting tool and we hope to build upon the success of this tournament next year.”

Atlantic Cape Women's Volleyball player serves the ballMeanwhile, Maisto’s Buccaneers Women’s Volleyball team began its 2023 season at the Monroe College Volleyball Invitational Tournament in New Rochelle, NY on August 18-19.  The Buccaneer women fought hard in four 3-0 losses to Nassau Community College, Raritan Valley Community College, Monroe Express-Bronx and Monroe College.

The Buccaneer women were victorious in their first regular game of the season on August 26, besting Sussex County Community College 3-0. Atlantic Cape opens its home schedule against Ocean County College on Wednesday, September 6 at 6 p.m. in the Pitney Gymnasium.

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About Atlantic Cape Community College

Atlantic Cape is a comprehensive two-year community college serving the residents of Atlantic and Cape May counties. The college offers over 40 career, transfer and workforce development programs to more than 8,000 students annually at three campuses in New Jersey: Atlantic City, Cape May Court House and Mays Landing.