#3 - Jessica Mendoza
Position: DS/OH
Year: So.
Hometown: Orlando, Fla.
High School: Winter Park HS
College: Broward College
Height: 5-9
Major: Biology

Mendoza attended Winter Park HS before attending Broward College…While at WPHS, Mendoza was named First Honors Awards, while accumulating a 3.0 grade-point-average…At Broward, Mendoza was named First Team All-State…Played for the Orlando Volleyball Academy club team under the tutelage of Sindee Snow. 

Born October 10 in Fairborn, Ohio…Biology major…Mendoza lists her hobbies as spending time with family and friends, playing beach volleyball, singing, and playing sports…Lists her potential career goals as becoming a Cardio-Thoracic surgeon, a Physical Therapist, or a Lawyer…Believes her energy and enthusiasm are her best assets to the team…Names Michael Jordan and Misty May-Treanor out of a quartet of athletes as her favorite competitors…She names the Ohio State Buckeyes, Kentucky Wildcats, Orlando Magic, Cincinnati Bengals or whoever the underdog is as her favorite teams…She chose Saint Leo because of the great environment, its coaching staff and the great people…Daughter of Barbara Ptaszynski…Has three brothers, Joseph, Michael, and John as well as one sister, Sarah…Sarah plays volleyball at the University of Kentucky.