The Rowan College at Gloucester County (RCGC) Athletic Department has added women's volleyball as a new intercollegiate sport to begin in fall 2015.
With its rapid rise in popularity, women's volleyball programs have grown in the NJCAA Region XIX and Garden State Athletic Conferences, both of which RCGC is affiliated. The Roadrunners knew it would be a perfect addition, making it their seventh women's sport program. Now the department offers an equal number of sports for men and women.
Once the Roadrunner's fall 2014 season is over, the department will look to hire a coach. From there the new coach will recruit student athletes to play at RCGC as well as receive a quality education. Practices are set to begin in August to prepare for the fall 2015 season.
"I have been at the College for 24 years and have seen the development of women's soccer, basketball and softball progress over the years," said Director of Athletics Ronald Case. "I am very excited with the new addition of women's volleyball and cannot wait to watch it evolve."
The Roadrunners have found a significant amount of interest from high school student athletes to support the new sport's growth and success. Six of Gloucester County's largest high schools that send students to RCGC offer women's volleyball: Clearview Regional, Gloucester County Institute of Technology, Gloucester Catholic, Kingsway Regional, Washington Township and Williamstown.
In addition, 18 high schools in Camden and Burlington counties offer women's volleyball as a sport, which gives RCGC the opportunity to recruit quality student athletes throughout the South Jersey locale. At the present time, neither Camden County College nor Burlington County College offers it.
For more information on Roadrunner Athletics, call 856-415-2257.
Rowan College at Gloucester County is located on a 250-acre campus on Tanyard Road, Deptford, just off Exit 56 of Route 55.