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Volleyball Wins SLIAC Tournament; Earns Automatic Bid in NCAA Tournament

Volleyball Wins SLIAC Tournament; Earns Automatic Bid in NCAA Tournament

GREENVILLE, Ill. -- The volleyball team won the 2010 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament championship for the first time in school history Saturday night as the Lady Panthers (26-5) swept Webster in three sets 25-15, 25-16, 25-20.  Greenville advances to the NCAA tournament for the first time and becomes the first women's team in Greenville College history to play in the NCAA tournament.

Jessica Dothager was Greenville's offensive and defensive catalyst in the championship match, posting 11 kills, one solo block, and two block assists over the three sets.  Corrinne Coon followed Dothager with seven kills in the third set.

Alyssa Cliffe and Jenna Marcotte thwarted Webster's attack with 14 and 11 digs, respectively.

The SLIAC announced its award recipients in a post-match ceremony.  Greenville's honorees included:

Jessica Dothager, SLIAC Player of the Year, SLIAC First Team
Katelin Feyerabend, SLIAC First Team
Corinne Coon, SLIAC Newcomer of the Year, SLIAC Second Team
Tricia Gall, SLIAC Second Team
Jenna Marcotte, SLIAC Honorable Mention Team
Tom Ackerman, SLIAC Coach of the Year
Janell Crow, SLIAC All-Tournament Team
Alyssa Cliffe, SLIAC All-Tournament Team
Ansley DeVrieze, SLIAC All-Tournament Team MVP

Greenville will prepare for NCAA tournament play as they await the official announcement on Monday at 10 a.m. of their regional assignment and opponent.

This story was published on November 06, 2010


This story is cross posted from http://www.greenville.edu/news/volleyball-wins-sliac-tournament-earns-automatic-bid-in-ncaa-tournament



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