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
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.