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Posted: Sunday, October 30, 2011
Media Contact: Dave Costello, 815-921-4516
Never count the Golden Eagles out. Despite being swept by Joliet in conference play this season and despite finishing 9-3 in the conference after a perfect 12-0 conference record last season, the Rock Valley College Golden Eagles volleyball team is heading to the NJCAA national tournament for the second straight season.
Although they came into regional play as the #3 seed, RVC made short work of Triton on Thursday night at Harper College, 25-4, 25-10, 25-12. That set up a Saturday afternoon semi-final match against host Harper College. RVC prevailed in three games, 25-17, 26-24, 26-24 to advance to the regional championship for the third straight season.
But this season's conference nemesis, Joilet, would not be waiting for RVC in the finals. Instead they would face a familiar foe. For the third straight season, Rock Valley College and Madison College would battle for the right to go to the national tournament. In 2009, Madison edged heavily favored RVC and earned the nationals berth. Last season RVC avenged that loss and went on to finish in third place at the national tourney. On Saturday night, the Golden Eagles got the best of Madison once again, winning 25-21, 25-16, 26-24.
RVC head coach Abby Jenkins, now in just her second season, will take her team to the national tournament for the second year in a row.
Morgan Knoll, Kristen Kotch, and Breahna Stewart were all named to the Region IV all-tournament team. Knoll and Kotch were also named all-region. Last week it was also announced that Kotch had been named Player of the Year for the conference. Knoll was named first team all-conference and Stewart was named second team all-conference.
Rock Valley College will head to Rochester, Minnesota on November 11-12 for the NJCAA National Tournament. RVC won national titles in volleyball in 1996 and 1997.