November 17, 2015
By Marty Carlino
The Dominican University Women’s Volleyball team fell short against Illinois Wesleyan in the first round of NCAA Division III Women’s Volleyball Championship. The defeat ended the season for the team. The Stars were defeated by the Titans in all three sets (25-18, 25-28 25-22).
Nevertheless, it was another impressive season for the team. The Stars defeated the Edgewood College Eagles to win the NACC conference championship. After dropping the first two sets of the match, Dominican came roaring back to beat the Eagles in the next three sets and win the match.
The Stars finished their season with a record of 25-10. This marked the seventh consecutive year of 20 wins in a single season.
Dominican and its players left their mark all over the conference leaderboards this season. Junior Carri Chambers ranked third in the conference with 3.31 kills per set. Alex Kisten joined her teammate on the same leaderboard ranking fifth in the conference with 2.90 kills per set. Kisten also finished second in the conference in overall kills with 362. Caitlen Foote ranked second in both digs per set (5.2) and total kills (671).
Sophomore Kendyl Todd led the conference in hitting percentage (.291). Senior Christina Wilson also led the conference in assists per set, averaging 11.09.
As a team, Dominican lead the conference in hitting percentage (.194), total assists (1645) and kills (1754).
The team finished their season with the fourth best winning percentage in the history of the women’s volleyball program. Next fall should be another strong season for the Stars.