Nila Horner

Staff Writer

The ladies of the Colorado College volleyball team are on fire! Currently ranked seventh in the nation, the Tigers have literally swept their competitors away


                   Within the last week, the amazing athletes that make up our 2014-2015 volleyball team accomplished a total domination of the competition. Our team defeated top contenders University of Minnesota-Morris, Simpson College, Oswego State, and Blackburn College, leaving our ladies undefeated at the Colorado College Invitational held in Reid Arena over the weekend.

                   Impressively, the Tigers managed to play strongly in every single match, with a final standing position of 4-0. Even though head coach Rick Swan tried out a few new positions for his athletes, the women did not disappoint.

                   Leading the team was junior Courtney Birkett, who remarkably won the honor of Most Valuable Player within the tournament, with 13 digs, six blocks, and an astounding 27 kills on Saturday alone.

         “The entire team is really focusing on working together this year,” said McQella Adams, a junior Right Side Hitter who played in both the Oswego State and Blackburn matches over the weekend. “In fact, our motto for the year is ‘Team.’ Every girl on the team brings a different set of expertise and unique experiences, and I’m excited to see how our diverse team can come together and close all of our matches cleanly.”

            She continued, “We have spent all summer working on outlining our goals, and we want the competition to know that we can and will achieve those goals. We are a new team. We want to go all the way and win a national championship, something that I know we have a shot at. The team has upped our intensity, we’re reviewing our plays and watching more film, and we have a purpose in every move that we make.”

                   Seeing as they have a solid setup with their libero, five starters, and 12 returning players, the ladies of the volleyball team have the skill, experience, and athleticism to make it all the way to the top this year.

                   The women of CC volleyball are a force to be reckoned with, and with a winning tournament under their belts, the entire school is rooting for an incredible year.

Be sure to come and support these amazing athletes at their “Pack the House” game this Friday, Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. against Clarkson in Reid Arena!

The team also has matches at 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 5 and at 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6! These matches are going to be ultra competitive and a blast to watch, so come and support your CC volleyball team!



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