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V-Baller Gets a U.S. Schol

(L-R) SALCC Jedda Alcee receiving her gold medal from School Sports Coordinator Isabelle Marquis following the Secondary Schools Volleyballs finals between SALCC and SJC (Photo: Anthony De Beauville)
Image: (L-R) SALCC Jedda Alcee receiving her gold medal from School Sports Coordinator Isabelle Marquis following the Secondary Schools Volleyballs finals between SALCC and SJC (Photo: Anthony De Beauville)
(L-R) SALCC Jedda Alcee receiving her gold medal from School Sports Coordinator Isabelle Marquis following the Secondary Schools Volleyballs finals between SALCC and SJC (Photo: Anthony De Beauville)

NATIONAL female volleyballer Jedda Alcee is on her way to Kansas City in the USA, Alcee has accepted a partial volleyball scholarship for the 2016 Fall Term to study Meteorology at Dodge City Community College.

She hs been playing volleyball for the past seven years. Her exploits started after playing in 2009 at St. Joseph’s Convent Secondary School. She went on to represent the school from 2011-2014 and captained the team from 2012 – 2014. The growth as a team was undoubtedly significant, achieving bronze in 2012, and Gold in 2013 and 2014.

Alcee attended the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College after graduating from St. Joseph’s Convent and continued playing volleyball. For two years at SALCC (2014 – 2016), she captained the team to two resounding gold medal performances.

Her individual achievements at the schools’ tournaments were – Best Attacker (2012), Most Valuable Player (2012) and Most Valuable Player-(2014)

In addition, she represented St. Lucia at the Windward Islands School Games in 2013 where they won the only gold medal for St. Lucia. She also represented St. Lucia at the Windward Islands School Games in 2014, captaining the volleyball team.

Jedda was again privileged to captain the St. Lucia National Team at the Eastern Caribbean Volleyball Federation (ECVA) World Championship Qualifiers on many occasions and received the following awards – 2012 Youth Championship; 3rd Place – Best Receiver, 2013 Junior Championship; 1st Place – Best Receiver 2014 Intercontinental Junior Championship.

Apart from playing, she is a trained Volleyball Scorer for both beach and hard court and volunteers her services in scoring, refereeing, line judging and ball retrieving at local, regional and international tournaments held in Saint Lucia. She is a certified FIVB Level 1 coach.

She is a member of the Executive of Le Club Volleyball, holding the position of Treasurer, and helps coach the younger female members of the club.

Anthony De Beauville is The VOICE Publishing Company’s multi-award winning sports journalist. He works closely with a number of sports federations including the Department of Youth Development and Sports, the Saint Lucia Olympic Committee and other organizations.

He covers and contributes articles highlighting the areas of international, regional, national, community based clubs and schools sporting activities. There is never an off day as he stays busy... Read full bio...

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