The Lady Caimans celebrated their second CUNYAC/Pepsi Community College
Championship in seven years on Monday (above). On Thursday, the program
won its first Region XV game by beating Nassau Community College, 3-2.

On October 30, the Hostos Women’s Volleyball Team won its first Region XV Tournament game in the college’s history after beating No. 3 Nassau Community College, 3-2.
Athletic Director Krishna Dass said: “We are extremely proud of the support and school spirit exhibited by our student-athletes, fans and the entire Hostos community. The players have worked hard, and that has translated onto the court.”
The Caimans coaching staff and players are extremely excited as they gear up to face the Fashion Institute of Technology on Saturday (noon) at Nassau Community College in the regional semifinal. If they win, the Caimans will play for the program’s first Region XV championship in Hostos history.
The victory came off the heels of the Caimans claiming their second CUNYAC/Pepsi Community College Championship in seven years after beating the top-ranked  Queensborough Tigers, 3-1, on Monday night.
It was the first finals matchup between the two teams, as Hostos entered the game ranked No. 2. Queensborough was looking for its fourth title in five years, while the Caimans were looking for their second title in team history (2007).

"We always tell them, 'You have nothing to lose; you've played them twice. We've seen them.'" Hostos Head Coach Karina Castro said. "The first time we played them, it went to five [sets].  The second time, they took us in three [sets]. So we [said] we had nothing to lose. You saw what they're about now; it’s time to show what we're about."

Leading the way for Hostos in the CUNYAC title game were Megan Patterson and Seyma Soylu with 15 kills and 10 kills, respectively. Patterson also racked up 12 digs for a double-double.

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About Hostos Community College
Eugenio María de Hostos Community College is an educational agent for change that has been transforming and improving the quality of life in the South Bronx and neighboring communities since 1968. It serves as a gateway to intellectual growth and socioeconomic mobility, as well as a point of departure for lifelong learning, success in professional careers, and transfer to advanced higher education programs. The College’s unique "Student Success Coaching Unit" provides students with individualized guidance and exemplifies its emphasis on student support services.  

Recently named one of the top 10 finalists for the 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, Hostos offers 27 associate degree programs and two certificate programs that facilitate easy transfer to The City University of New York’s (CUNY) four-year colleges or baccalaureate studies at other institutions. The College has an award-winning Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development that offers professional development courses and certificate-bearing workforce training programs. Hostos is part of CUNY, the nation’s leading urban public university, which serves more than 480,000 students at 24 colleges.