INDIANAPOLIS --- Senior Whitney Justice
(Connelly Springs, N.C.) is ranked among the nation's leaders in
hitting percentage, and the Lees-McRae College women's volleyball
team is listed in six individual and team categories in this week's
edition of the NCAA Division II women's volleyball statistics.
Lees-McRae (20-7, 16-0 CC) has won each of its first 16 matches
in Conference Carolinas play this fall, clinching its second
straight regular season title and extending its league-record
winning streak against conference opponents to 29 matches. The Lady
Bobcats entered the week ranked 42nd in the nation in winning
percentage (0.731), 66th in assists per set (11.65), 94th in kills
per frame (12.25), and 96th in aces per stanza (1.63).
Justice is in the midst of another impressive season for the
Lady Bobcats, entering the week ranked 31st in hitting percentage
(.355). The 6-1 middle blocker is currently averaging a career-high
3.09 kills per set, and has already eclipsed her personal best in
digs. A 2009 Daktronics NCAA Division II All-America selection,
Justice has posted a blistering .453 hitting percentage against
conference opponents this season, a mark which is nearly 100 points
higher than her closest competition.
Sophomore setter Megan Mitchell (Minden, Nev.) is enjoying the
best season of her young career for the Lady Bobcats, entering the
week ranked 50th in the nation in assists per set (9.99). The
Minden, Nev. native reached an impressive milestone on Tuesday
night, recording her 1,000th assist of the season against Pfeiffer
to move with 20 helpers of the 2,000-assist plateau for her
Lees-McRae returns to the court on Friday when the Lady Bobcats
travel to Mount Olive, N.C. to take on Mount Olive College in a
conference matchup at 7 p.m.