Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 7 pm - ONU Sports Center, Ada, Ohio
Tuesday's Preview: The No. 10-ranked Ohio Northern volleyball team won its fourth consecutive OAC Regular Season title in 2019 ... The Polar Bears own the No. 1 seed in this year's OAC Tournament after tying with Muskingum in the regular season standings ... ONU enters the contest after a 25-20, 25-15, 25-15 victory over Mount Union on Saturday to clinch the OAC Regular Season crown ... Senior All-American Chelsea Huppert had 11 kills and sophomore Hannah Irmer had 19 digs to lead ONU ... Huppert is second in the OAC with a 1.03 bps average and a .352 hitting percentage and leads the team with 298 kills ... Freshman Madison Kern leads the OAC with 1.08 bps and is second with 103 blocks ... Huppert is 3rd all-time in ONU history with a career .341 hitting pct. and 122 career block solos, is 4th with 384 total blocks and is 6th with 1,323 kills ... Senior McKenna Jordan is second on the team with 214 kills this season ... She has 1,135 in her 119 career matches and needs just 41 more to get into ONU's all-time top 10 list in the category ... Senior McKenna Hostetler leads the team and the OAC with 604 digs ... She ranks 4th all-time at ONU with 2,019 digs in 124 career matches ... ONU is 111-14 against unranked opponents in the past 5 seasons, a winning percentage of .889 ... ONU leads the OAC with 233 blocks, a 2.18 bps average and 2,050 digs this year ... John Carroll enters Tuesday's quarterfinal contest riding a two-match winning streak with victories over Heidelberg and Wilmington last week ... JCU finished the Ohio Athletic Conference regular season schedule with two victories for the first time since 1996 ... Against Wilmington, sophomore Cassi Calamunci had nine kills and sophomore Carleen Ellerbruch had eight kills ... Calamunci leads the team and is third in the OAC with 336 kills and is second in the OAC with a 3.29 kills per set average ... Sophomore Ally Bartlome leads the OAC with 47 service aces.
ONU Statistical Leaders:
All-Time Series: Northern leads the all-time series with John Carroll by a 44-5 margin ... Ohio Northern has won 22 consecutive matches in the series since a 3-0 JCU win in 2001 ... This season, ONU won 25-18, 25-19, 23-25, 25-14 in Ada during the regular season ... ONU owns a 7-2 record against the Blue Streaks in the OAC tournament ... Northern is 24-2 in games played in Ada in the series..
Head Coach Kate Witte: Witte is currently in her 29th season as the head women's volleyball coach at Ohio Northern … She owns a coaching record of 738-240, a winning percentage of .755 ... She is the school's all-time wins leader. ... She is the school's all-time wins leader and has announced her retirement at the end of the 2019 season.