NEO volleyball is on a roll this season with a record of 16-2. The Lady Norse are ranked 15 in the NJCAA Division II polls. The high hitting percentage (how often a spike results in a point) has led the team to be ranked number four in points per set.
The Lady Norse are also perfect at home, winning all nine games played in the Student Activities Center on NEO’s campus. With under ten games left in the regular season, the team will again meet Coffeyville and MCC-Longview, their only two loses.
“We feel the first half of the season has put us in a really good position coming down the stretch, confidence is good, and we are healthy,” said Eric Iverson, head volleyball coach. “We are blessed to have a very mature team so the road games don’t worry us a whole lot.”
Leading the team’s offensive attack is sophomore Juliana Tomasoni. Her 175 season kills brings her an average of 3.5 points per set. Sophomore Madison Sherman’s 341 defensive digs support the Lady Norse high-powered offense.
Iverson added, “Consistency has been the trademark of this team and simply getting a little more consistent will be huge for us at the end.”