Womens Volleyball Set to Make Another Run at a National Championship


The University of Jamestown Women’s Volleyball team is poised for a huge season after finding massive success in last year’s regular season and playoffs but ended up falling short in the Final Four losing to Midland in four sets. The 2021 team has many new faces, but also only graduated two seniors from last year so the continuity is still there for the Jimmies. Last season there was only 1 loss on the Jimmie ledger and it was in straight sets to University of Northwestern- St.Paul. This was non-conference so it never ended up hurting the Jimmies in their overall standings, but it let people know they were human after all.
If there is one thing to note about these Jimmies it is that there is a lot of experience on this roster. Kalli Hegerle came off one of her best seasons as the leading attacker and captain of the squad. This fall in GPAC play the Jimmies will face the team that squashed their national championship hopes in GPAC play a team in Midland that the Jimmies took care of business against two times last year beating them in the regular season and again in the postseason in the GPAC tournament.
In the opening coaches poll for women’s volleyball the Jimmies received the No. 2 overall ranking in the country. Initial thought could be nervous with that high of a seed and with such high expectations there might be a lot of pressure on this team. So far the Jimmies have played exceptional volleyball posting an 11-0 record and 2-0 in conference. It has been utter domination for the Jimmies, out of the first eleven matches so far only one has gone to an additional set, and that was against the No. 8 team in the nation Northwestern and the Jimmies won that match in five sets winning the 5th set 15-12.

The Jimmies played their first home match of the season this week as they took on another tough opponent, the Dordt Defenders, who came into the match No. 5 in the country. The GPAC has become one of the best conferences in the country for women’s volleyball having seven ranked teams in the nation and five of those seven are in the top ten.

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