KISSIMMEE, FL. - The Emmanuel College Women's Volleyball Team wrapped up their season at the NCCAA National Tournament on Saturday.
Making it all the way to the semi-finals, the ladies fell short to #2 ranked Campbellsville University in 3 sets. The ladies nearly defeated the Tigers in set 1 with a lead of 24-21, but were unable to finish and let the lead and set slip away from them. Campbellsville would go on to defeat Emmanuel 26-24, 25-17, 25-18.
Campbellsville went on to play Biola University in the National Championship and lost in 4 sets.
Although the ladies fell short of the National Title, they finished ranked #4 in the NCCAA with an overall record of 20-13, making this their best season in the history of the women's volleyball program.
Along with their impressive finish, the team had several individual achievements. Most noteworthy, Julie de Blanck was named the NCCAA National Player of the Year as well as named to the All-Tournament Team. Julie and Aysha Avery were both named NCCAA First Team All-Americans. Not only do these ladies have several achievements athletically, but also academically. Julie de Blanck, Guro Key Froberg, Kylah Maxwell-Brown, and Nicole Kraning were named Scholar Athletes.
Congratulations to the Women's Volleyball Team and Head Coach Inga Ashford on their most successful season yet.
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