INDIANAPOLIS --- The Lees-McRae College women's volleyball team is ranked in six individual and team categories in the latest edition of the NCAA Division II women's volleyball statistics, announced NCAA officials Tuesday.
Lees-McRae (22-7, 18-0 CC) is in the midst of one of the finest seasons in program history, completing just the second undefeated league campaign in Conference Carolinas history on Saturday, sweeping Barton to clinch the top seed in this week's Conference Carolinas Tournament. The Lady Bobcats enter the week ranked 36th in winning percentage (0.759), 65th in assists per set (11.71), 77th in aces per frame (1.71), and 79th in kills per stanza (12.46).
Whitney Justice (Connelly Springs, N.C.) is in the midst of another impressive season for the Lady Bobcats, entering the week ranked 27th in hitting percentage (.364). The 6-1 middle blocker is currently averaging 3.08 kills per set, and has already eclipsed her personal best in digs. A 2009 Daktronics NCAA Division II All-America selection, Justice posted a blistering .455 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 seasons of her young career for the Lady Bobcats, entering the week ranked 47th in the nation in assists per set (10.02). The Minden, Nev. native reached an impressive milestone on Tuesday night, recording her 2,000th career assist on Friday night against Mount Olive, one match after notching her 1,000th helper of the season against Pfeiffer.
Lees-McRae returns to the court on Tuesday when the Lady Bobcats host Mount Olive College in the opening round of the Conference Carolinas Tournament. First serve is slated for 6:30 p.m.
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