Volleyball Team 2017

Coach Ted Whitsel
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email:  twhitsel@lorainccc.edu
   

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LCCC Volleyball Ends Season With 11 Top-25 National Rankings in NJCAA Division III

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by Ken Hoffman, Sports Information Director
 
November 2, 2017 — In spite of a 12-19 season record, the Lorain County Community College volleyball team ended the season with 11 Top 25 national rankings in the National Junior College Athletic Association Division III; seven team rankings and four individual rankings.
 
The top team ranking was the total number of attempts (attacks) with 3,838, ranking 7th in the nation in the NJCAA DIII.  The Lady Commodores ranked 11th in the nation with 1,140 kills and 24th with 9.74 kills per set.
 
The next best team category ranking was assists.  LCCC ranked 9th with 1,087 assists and 18th with 9.15 assists per set.
 
The Lady Commodores also ranked high in digs, with 2,106, good for 11th nationally.  With 18 digs per set, LCCC ranked 17th in DIII.
 
Two individuals ranked very high; each with two national rankings.  Sophomore defensive specialist McKenzie Zauner ended the season ranked 5th with 653 digs.  She was 13th in digs per set with 5.68.  Sophomore outside hitter Kelli Warren ranked 7th with 386 kills and tied for 18th with 3.36 kills per set.
 
There are 103 DIII member institutions included in the NJCAA volleyball rankings.

LCCC Volleyball Loses Home Finale To Edison State CC  On “Sophomore Night”, 3-0

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by Ken Hoffman, Sports Information Director
 
October 25, 2017 – The Lorain County Community College volleyball team had a different look when it took the floor for the first set tonight during a 3-0 loss to Edison State CC, 6-25, 10-25, 21-25.  It was “Sophomore Night” for LCCC volleyball.  Before the game, the four second-year Lady Commodores were honored in front of a nice crowd of appreciative parents and fans.
 
“It was Sophomore Night and we let the girls play the positions they wanted to play in the first set,” Head Coach Ted Whitsel said.  “It can’t always be serious; it also has to be fun to play.”  LCCC lost the first set, 6-25, as Edison State ran off 11 straight points to start with a 12-2 lead. 
 
The second set score was 9-12 before the Lady Chargers reeled off 13 of the last 14 points.   
 
“We didn’t match up well with their size up front,” Whitsel pointed out.  “We never could stop their middle hitters,” he added.
 
The third set was very competitive, with sophomore outside hitter Kelli Warren picking up four kills and a block for another kill.  Warren finished the match with eight kills and three blocks.
 
“Kelli had a very good third set,” Whitsel commented. “We played harder and hit more aggressively in that third set.”
 
Freshman hitter Gloria Souter added four kills and two blocks.  Freshman setter Angela Dunn was credited with 11 assists.  The defense was paced again by sophomore defensive specialist McKenzie Zauner with 15 digs while freshman Tanea McCord added seven more.
 
LCCC ends the regular season with a 12-18 record.  The squad travels to Columbus State CC this Friday, October 27, to play CSCC for the NJCAA Region 12 title.
 

LCCC Volleyball Team Listed Among Top 25 Stats in NJCAA Division III

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by Ken Hoffman, Sports Information Director
 
October 24, 2017 — The Lorain County Community College volleyball team is among the Top 25 in the nation in four team statistical categories and two individuals are listed in four individual statistical categories by the NJCAA (Division III).  These stats are for matches through October 23.  LCCC has one remaining regular season match this Wednesday, October 25 at home versus Edison Community College at 6 p.m.
 
The Lady Commodores are #13 in DIII with 1,058 kills and #24 with 9.53 kills per set.  LCCC is #10 with 1,980 digs and #18 with 17.84 digs per set. 
 
Sophomore outside hitter Kelli Warren is #7 among DIII hitters with 356 kills and #15 with 3.39 kills per set.  
 
Sophomore defensive specialist McKenzie Zauner is ranked #6 in the nation with 585 digs and #24 with 5.57 digs per set.
 
LCCC is 12-17 for the season and has one remaining regular season match this Wednesday, October 25 at home versus Edison Community College at 6 p.m for “Sophomore Night.”.  The team will honor its four sophomore student-athletes.

LCCC Falls To Columbus State In Hard-Fought, Well-Played Match, 3-0.

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Tanea hitting in 2017

October 21, 2017 – Columbus State Community College won a close, well-played match this afternoon at Lorain County Community College, defeating the Lady Commodores in straight sets, 23-25, 18-25, 21-25.

LCCC received strong efforts from many players, led by sophomore outside hitter Kelli Warren who accumulated 14 kills, including eight in the third set.  Sophomore middle hitter Mary Williams played her third straight strong match with eight kills and two blocks.   Freshman middle hitter Alana Carrion added seven kills.  Freshman setter Angela Dunn was tops in assists with 21 while sophomore setter Peyton Kellick contributed nine assists.  The defense was led by the trio of sophomore McKenzie Zauner, freshman Shannon Minney and freshman Tanea McCord with 21, 13 and 12 digs, respectively.

The first set was tied at 19 and again at 20 before the Lady Cougars scored five of the final eight points.  The second set was highlighted by eight ties.  It was a one-point game at 16-17 when Columbus State went on a six-point run to open a 23-16 lead.  The final set was a one-pointer at 19-18 for the Lady Cougars before they scored six of the last nine points.

“We played hard; it was a good fight and the scores were close,” Head Coach Ted Whitsel  stated.  “The main difference in the match was a few runs that Columbus had,” Whitsel  declared. 

“Kelli, Mary and Alana were strong.  Mary has been playing very well of late; she is a smart, all-around player,” Whitsel added.

“Their number 10 (freshman middle Abigail Lucas) had a good day,” Whitsel said.  “But we have to do a better job of taking what the defense gives us.”

“Wednesday night will be our “Sophomore Night” where we will recognize our four sophomores,” Whitsel pointed out. “And there will be a lot at stake next Friday for the Region 12 championship (at Columbus State).  Our Region 12 champion has gone on to play at Nationals for about nine of the last 10 years,” Whitsel commented.

LCCC is 12-17 for the season; CSCC is 14-10.  The Lady Commodores will host Edison CC on Wednesday night, Oct. 25, in the regular season home finale (Sophomore Night), prior to Friday night’s (Oct. 27) Region 12 title match at Columbus State.

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LCCC Volleyball Victorious Over Hocking College, 3-0 Copy

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October 20, 2017 — The Lorain County Community College volleyball team defeated Hocking College in straight sets this evening, 25-16, 25-17, 25-21, in the first of two home matches this weekend.

Sophomore outside hitter Kelli Warren continued her outstanding offense with 15 kills and three blocks.  Freshman middle hitter Alana Carrion added nine kills and three blocks.  Sophomore setter Peyton Kellick and freshman setter Angela Dunn were each credited with 18 assists.  Sophomore defensive specialist McKenzie Zauner topped the back row efforts with 17 digs.   
 
Sophomore middle hitter Mary Williams and freshman outside hitter Gloria Souter each made significant contributions.
 
“We mixed up our lineup tonight and I think Mary and Gloria found their niches,” Head Coach Ted Whitsel stated.   “Mary had an unbelievable game.  She and Alana were pretty unstoppable,” Whitsel added.
 
The victory snaps a four-game losing skid.  LCCC now stands 12-16 for the season.
 
“Big home game tomorrow morning at 11 a.m. with Columbus State,” Whitsel noted. “The outcome will determine which one of us will host the Regional Championship next weekend.” 
 
Columbus State won the first match this season, 3-1 over the Lady Commodores.  Columbus State entered play this evening with a 13-9 record and ranked #9 in Division III.
 

LCCC Loses Hard-Fought, Close Match At Sinclair CC, 3-1

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Alana & Mary block 2017

by Ken Hoffman, Sports Information Director

Oct. 14, 2017 — The Lorain County Community College volleyball team was defeated at Sinclair CC in a well-played, close, four-set match, 3 games to 1; 22-25, 23-25, 28-26, 12-25, on Friday evening in Dayton, Ohio.

“We played hard throughout the match and there were some very long rallies,” Head Coach Ted Whitsel pointed out.  “Everyone competed and gave their all,” Whitsel commented.

The offense was paced by sophomore outside hitter Kelli Warren (Lorain Clearview) and freshman middle hitter Alana Carrion (Amherst/Marion Steele), each with 11 kills, and sophomore hitter Mary Williams (Sheffield/Brookside) with 10.  Freshman setter Angela Dunn (Fairview Park/Fairview) contributed 24 assists. 

Defensively, sophomore defensive specialist (DS) McKenzie Zauner (North Olmstead) was credited with a team-high 26 digs. 

The Tartan Pride swept the two-match season series from LCCC, including the 3-1 victory at LCCC on Sept. 23. The Lady Commodores record is 11-14 overall, 3-8 in the Ohio Community College Athletic Association (OCCAC). 

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Lady Commodores Volleyball Loses At Edison CC, 3-0

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Alana group pic 2017

by Ken Hoffman, Sports Information Director 

Oct. 14, 2017 — The Lorain County Community College volleyball team lost to Edison Community College in straight sets, on Saturday morning.  The scores were 15-25. 14-25, 9-25.

 Team and individual stats for the game were unavailable.

The Lady Commodores lost both matches this weekend including a 3-1 loss at Sinclair CC on Friday evening.  LCCC is 11-14 for the season.  The Commodores will test Lakeland CC on Wednesday evening, Oct. 18, at Lakeland.

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Lady Commodores Volleyball Defeated At Lakeland CC, 3-0

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Kelli Warren action shot

by Ken Hoffman, Sports Information Director

Oct. 19, 2017 — The Lorain County Community College volleyball team lost to Lakeland Community College in straight sets on Wednesday evening, 13-25, 24-26, 16-25.

Sophomore outside hitter Kelli Warren topped the offense with 13 kills and added four blocks for additional kills.  Freshman middle hitter Alana Carrion added 7 kills and also contributed four blocks for additional kills.  Sophomore defensive specialist McKenzie Zauner came up with 18 digs.

“We played hard, but Lakeland made a couple big runs on us in the first and third sets,” Head Coach Ted Whitsel commented.

LCCC is 11-16 for the season.  The Lady Commodores will host Hocking College this Friday evening, October 20, at 6 p.m. and Columbus State on Saturday morning, October 21, at 11 a.m.   

At the Friday evening match, volleyball is holding a fundraiser for brain cancer research.  Everyone who attends the match will receive a Dunkin’ Donuts gift card, good for a free hot or cold, small coffee or beverage. The gift card is redeemable right across the street from campus at the Dunkin’ Donuts on N. Abbe Rd. 


LCCC Volleyball Drops Tightly-Contested Match to Tri-C, 3-2

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VB Team action shot

by Ken Hoffman, LCCC Sports Information

October 11, 2017 — The Lorain County Community College volleyball team lost a heart-breaker at home to Cuyahoga Community College, 25-14, 19-25, 22-25, 25-22, 10-15.

The match was just about as close as it could be with the lead changing hands many times. The Commodores started quickly, winning the first set, 25-14, behind 9 kill shots by sophomore outside hitter Kelli Warren (Lorain Clearview).  LCCC opened a 7-1 lead and never was challenged.

“Kelli was outstanding tonight,” Head Coach Ted Whitsel commented.  “She had nine kills in the first set and 21 in the match.”

Tri-C took its first lead of the match in set 2 at 6-5 and opened a 20-12 advantage before winning, 25-19. The Challengers also captured the third set, 25-22, but the Commodores showed their resolve coming back from a 16-8 deficit to take a 21-19 lead before Tri-C closed it out with a final 6-1 run.

LCCC won a very exciting set #4, 25-22, in a set that was tied six times after taking an early 5-1 lead.

The tie-breaker fifth set went to the Challengers who scored five of the first six points on the way to a 15-10 victory.

Freshman middle hitter Alana Carrion (Amherst/Marion Steele) complemented the Commodores’ attack with 12 kills.  Sophomore defensive specialist McKenzie Zauner (North Olmstead) led the defensive effort with 26 digs, many of the acrobatic variety.  Sophomore setter Peyton Kellick (Lorain/Elyria Catholic) and freshman setter Angela Dunn (Fairview Park/Fairview) were credited with 23 and 21 assists, respectively.

“We had too many unforced errors,” Whitsel noted.  “But we showed a lot of determination to come back from a big deficit in the third set.”

LCCC is 11-13 overall and 3-7 in OCCAC action.  Tri-C improves to 10-13 overall and 4-5 in the conference.  The Challengers have won seven of their last nine matches.

LCCC will go on the road this weekend for matches at Sinclair CC and Edison CC on Friday night and Saturday morning, respectively.

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LCCC Volleyball Overcomes Slow Start to Defeat Clark State CC, 3-2

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Kelli Warren Jumping to hit the volleyball

by Ken Hoffman, LCCC Sports Information

Oct. 6, 2017 — The Lorain County Community College volleyball team trailed 2-1 after three sets but turned it on for a five-set victory over Clark State CC — 23-25, 25-22, 24-26, 25-17, 15-10 — on Friday evening in Springfield, OH.

Trailing two-sets-to-one, the Lady Commodores stepped up their performance to win the 4th set 25-17 before closing out the match with a 15-10 win in the 5th and deciding set.

“After a slow start, we had a better hitting percentage after the third set,” Head Coach Ted Whitsel pointed out.  “We took care of the ball, and our serve receive was spot on,” Whitsel commented.

The offense was again led by sophomore outside hitter Kelli Warren (Lorain Clearview) with 26 kills.  Freshman setter Angela Dunn (Fairview Park Fairview) contributed 33 assists.  Freshman outside hitter Tanea McCord (North Olmstead) was the top server with six aces.

Defensively, sophomore defensive specialist (DS) McKenzie Zauner (North Olmstead) was credited with 35 digs.  

“McKenzie, Tanea, Shannon (Minney; Amherst/Marion Steele) and Peyton (Kellick; Elyria Catholic) all contributed to our serve receive,” Whitsel noted.

LCCC swept the two-match season series from Clark State, including the 3-1 victory at home on Sept. 22. The Lady Commodores improve to 11-12 overall, 3-6 in the Ohio Community College Athletic Association (OCCAC).  

LCCC will play a home match against Cuyahoga CC on Wednesday evening, Oct. 11 at 6 p.m.

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