CVCC ATHLETICS – The Catawba Valley CC Lady Bucs Volleyball team has secured their highest seed ever in the NJCAA National Tournament by being selected the #7 seed. The Lady Bucs will take on the #10 seed Grand Rapids CC Raiders from Grand Rapids, Michigan. This match will take place on Thursday, November 21 at 11:00am on Court 1. This tournament appearance marks the 2nd straight year the Lady Bucs are playing in the National Tournament.

The Lady Bucs completed the regular season with a 36-0 record and claimed their second straight Carolinas-Virginia Conference Championship. The Lady Bucs secured their trip to the National Tournament by winning the Region X/District P championship. In the tournament the Bucs won 3 matches and only lost 1 set which was in the Championship match to #11 ranked Pasco-Hernando CC.

The Lady Bucs have also seen a great season as far as stats. The Lady Bucs are ranked in the Top 10 in 5 offensive categories, including being #1 in the nation with points per set at 18.4 and 2nd in the nation with 13.32 kills per set and 3.26 service aces per set. The Lady Bucs are led by Region X Player of the Year Aimee Cloninger a freshman outside hitter who is 8th in the nation with 94 service aces and 20th in the nation with scoring an average of 4.3 points per set. Sophomore Libero Hannah Lewis also ranks top 10 in the nation with 6.50 digs per set ranking her 9th in the nation and freshman setter Madison Pogue is 6th in the nation with 95 service aces and 15th in the nation with 1167 sets on the season.

The Lady Bucs will open up the NJCAA DII Volleyball National Tournament playing the #10 seed Grand Rapids CC. The #16 ranked Raiders from Grand Rapids secured their 4th straight National Tournament bid by winning the Region XII/District F championship over Muskegon CC 3-1, Muskegon was ranked #5 in the polls at the time. The Raiders have a potent defense ranking 25th in the nation with 289 total blocks and are 8th in the nation with 436 block assists.

All matches will be able to be seen on NJCAA TV at http://www.njcaatv.com/volleyballchamp/. The entire tournament schedule is listed below:

2013 NJCAA DII Volleyball National Tournament Schedule

Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013

  • Match 1: #3 Johnson County vs. #14 Hagerstown: Court 1 @ 9 am
  • Match 2: #6 Glendale vs. #11 Des Moines Area: Court 2 @ 9 am
  • Match 3: #7 Catawba Valley vs. #10 Grand Rapids: Court 1 @ 11 am
  • Match 4: #2 Parkland vs. #15 Moraine Valley: Court 2 @ 11 am
  • Match 5: #1 Cowley County vs. #16 East Central: Court 1 @ 1 pm
  • Match 6: #8 Monroe College vs. #9 Central Columbus: Court 2 @ 1 pm
  • Match 7: #5 Illinois Central vs. #12 Southwestern: Court 1 @ 3 pm
  • Match 8: #4 Oakland vs. #13 South Suburban: Court 2 @ 3 pm
  • Match 9: Match 1 winner vs. Match 2 winner: Court 1 @ 5:30 pm
  • Match 10: Match 3 winner vs. Match 4 winner: Court 2 @ 5:30 pm
  • Match 11: Match 5 winner vs. Match 6 winner: Court 1 @ 7:30 pm
  • Match 12: Match 7 winner vs. Match 8 winner: Court 2 @ 7:30 pm

Friday, Nov. 22, 2013

  • Match 13: Match 1 loser vs. Match 2 loser: Court 1 @ 10 am
  • Match 14: Match 3 loser vs. Match 4 loser: Court 2 @ 10 am
  • Match 15: Match 5 loser vs. Match 6 loser: Court 1 @ 12 pm
  • Match 16: Match 7 loser vs. Match 8 loser: Court 2 @ 12 pm
  • Match 17: Match 9 loser vs. Match 10 loser: Court 1 @ 2 pm
  • Match 18: Match 11 loser vs. Match 12 loser: Court 2 @ 2 pm
  • Match 19: Match 13 winner vs. Match 14 winner: Court 1 @ 4:30 pm
  • Match 20: Match 15 winner vs. Match 16 winner: Court 2 @ 4:30 pm
  • Match 21: Match 9 winner vs. Match 10 winner: Court 1 @ 6:30 pm
  • Match 22: Match 11 winner vs. Match 12 winner: Court 2 @ 6:30 pm

Saturday Nov. 23, 2013

  • 9th/10th Place Match: Match 23: Match 19 winner vs. Match 20 winner: Court 1 @ 12pm
  • 7th/8th Place Match: Match 24: Match 17 loser vs. Match 18 loser: Court 2 @ 12 pm
  • 5th/6th Place Match: Match 25: Match 17 winner vs. Match 18 winner: Court 1 @ 2:30pm
  • 3rd/4th Place Match: Match 26: Match 21 loser vs. Match 22 loser: Court 1 @ 4:30 pm
  • National Championship Match: Match 27: Match 21 winner vs. Match 22 winner: Court 1 @ 6:30 pm