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 career.
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.
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