Shannel Zeeman, a former community college volleyball player, brings her game skills to the new volleyball program at Sussex County Community College (SCCC).
After a successful career playing volleyball at Old Bridge High School, Zeeman was a member of the inaugural volleyball team at Middlesex County Community College in 2012. The next year, she was named the team captain and was awarded the team’s Most Valuable Player.
As head coach of SCCC’s women’s team, which starts play in the fall, Zeeman is looking to parlay that experience of participating in a new program in Newton.
“I am extremely excited for the upcoming season and look forward to the challenges that come with building a team from the ground up,” she said. “I feel strongly that I will be a great fit at SCCC because I have seen from an athlete’s perspective what it takes to build a good foundation for a new team.”
After MCC, Zeeman coached at the Central Jersey Heat Volleyball Club while attending Kean University.
“I am delighted to join the SCCC athletics program,” she said. “Now, I have the opportunity to also incorporate what I have learned from a coach’s perspective. I believe my experience as an athlete and now as a coach will add up to a recipe for success.”
Director of Athletics Todd Poltersdorf said, “We are excited to have Shannel lead this new program. Her experience and knowledge of volleyball make her the perfect choice for this position.”
Women’s volleyball is the latest addition to the SCCC athletic program, which has grown tremendously in the past four years. The expansion includes football, lacrosse, wrestling, Esports and volleyball.
The men’s wrestling team recently had four wrestlers qualify for the NJCAA National Tournament in Council Bluffs, Iowa, with Skylanders competing with wrestlers from all over the country. The college also offers baseball, softball, men’s and women’s basketball, and men’s and women’s soccer.
For information about the volleyball program, contact Zeeman at email@example.com
I am extremely excited for the upcoming season and look forward to the challenges that come with building a team from the ground up. I feel strongly that I will be a great fit at SCCC because I have seen from an athlete’s perspective what it takes to build a good foundation for a new team.” - Shannel Zeeman, volleyball coach, Sussex County Community College