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 five 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. It let the rest of the NAIA Volleyball world know this Jimmies team could be defeated.
This season is no different, the Jimmies are undefeated led by Kali Hagerle who last year came off one of her best seasons as she was selected to the First team all GPAC outside hitter and captain of the squad.
This fall in GPAC play the Jimmies will face the team that denied them their national championship hopes last season in the Midland Warriors who the Jimmies never lost to last season in GPAC play and look to continue that success this year.
In the opening coaches poll for women’s volleyball the Jimmies received the No. 2 overall ranking in the country. When polls come out often times young inexperienced teams shudder and struggle with that pressure, not this team.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 are finally playing a home match this week as they take on another tough opponent in the Dordt Defenders who are coming into this match No. 5 in the country. The Jimmie women look to dominate the GPAC this season and continue their win streak.