Volleyball: #19 Ohio Northern (14-3 Overall) at Denison (7-4 Overall)

Volleyball: #19 Ohio Northern (14-3 Overall) at Denison (7-4 Overall)

Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017 - Livingston Gynmasium, Granville, Ohio

Tuesday's Preview: The No. 19-ranked Ohio Northern volleyball team enters Tuesday's non-conference contest at Denison at posting a perfect 4-0 record at the OAC/HCAC Challenge in Berea, Ohio ... Northern is currently riding a 5-match winning streak ... During the OAC/HCAC Challenge, sophomore Chelsea Huppert put on an offensive show, leading the Polar Bears with 48 kills in four matches, while sophomore McKenna Jordan tallied 39 kills ... Senior Haley Potters added 37 kills for ONU during the tournament ... Freshman Katie Wade recorded 153 assists during the tournament ... Huppert earned All-Tournament honors for her efforts ... Through 17 matches this season, Huppert leads the team and ranks second in the Ohio Athletic Conference with 217 kills, while Jordan ranks second on the team and third in the conference with 211 kills ... Wade currently leads the team and OAC with 716 assists ... Wade currently has the fourth most assists in school history amongst freshman ... Wade is averaging 11.02 assists per set ... Defensively, All-American libero Megan Nieszala currently leads the team with and OAC with 361 digs, while sophomore McKenna Hostetler ranks second on the team and fourth in the OAC with 274 digs ... Huppert currently ranks first on the team and in the conference in blocks solo (27), block assists (48), and total blocks (75), while Potters ranks second on the team and in the OAC in blocks solo (21), block assists (38) and total blocks (59) ... Huppert also ranks second nationally with 75 blocks ... Sophomore Kristin Langston currently leads the team and ranks fifth in the OAC with 22 service aces ... Denison enters Tuesday's matchup on a 2-game skid ... The Big Red dropped a 3-2 decision to DePauw (Ind.) on Saturday afternoon ... The Big Red are eld offensively by freshman Emma Woerner's 125 kills ... Senior Leah Reinfranck currently ranks second on the team with 106 kills ... Junior Julia Miller currently ranks first on the team with 256 assists, while senior Kaileigh Poe ranks second on the team with 130 assists ... Defensively, senior Kristin Thewes leads the team with 178 digs ... Reinfranck and sophomore Alex Tubbs currently lead the team with 26 blocks each.

ONU Statistical Leaders:

  Kills       Blocks       Aces       Digs       Assists  
1. Huppert 217   1. Huppert 75   1. Langston 22   1. Nieszala 361   1. Wade 716
2. Jordan 211   2. Potters 59   2.  Potters 20   2. Hostetler 274   2. Nieszala 44
3. Potters 169   3. Wade 21   3. Sharlow 18   3. Wade 170   3. Broering 17
          Jordan 21                        

All-Time Series: Nothern leads the all-time series between ONU and DU by a 21-1 margin ... The Polar Bears are 1-1 in the last two seasons against Denison, winning 3-0 in 2016 after falling 3-1 in 2015.

Head Coach Kate Witte: Witte is in her 27th season as head coach with a 678-224 record, a winning percentage of .752 ... She is the all-time winningest coach in ONU volleyball history.