Saturday, October 20, 2018, 1 pm - ONU Sports Center, Ada, Ohio
Saturday's Preview: Ohio Northern wraps up its 2018 regular season home slate Saturday, October 20 as the Polar Bears welcome in OAC foe Capital for Senior Day at the ONU Sports Center in Ada, Ohio ... Match time is set for 1 p.m. ... The women's volleyball program will honor seniors Taylor Emery, Michaela Sharlow, and Josie Andres during the contest on Saturday ... Northern enters the matchup ranked No. 23 in the seventh weekly AVCA national polls released on Tuesday ... The Polar Bears own a 16-7 overall record and a 5-1 mark against the conference loop this season ... ONU's conference record currently places them in a two-way tie for second place in the OAC standings alongside Muskingum ... In their most recent outing, Ohio Northern claimed a 3-2 victory over Heidelberg Tuesday in a five-set thriller at home ... Freshman middle hitter Madi Ellis led ONU offensively with 15 kills, a .433 hitting percentage, and five blocks on the day ... Junior All-American Chelsea Huppert and classmate McKenna Jordan were next with 11 kills each while the former provided five blocks ... Junior defensive specialist/libero McKenna Hostetler registered 31 digs to anchor the defensive backline ... Through 23 matches this season, Huppert leads the team and is third in the OAC with 285 kills while Jordan is second on the squad with 196 kills ... Huppert leads the OAC with a .359 hitting percentage, while Ellis is sixth at .315 ... Hostetler leads the team and sits fifth in the OAC with 405 digs while sophomore Katie Wade is fourth in the OAC with an average of 10.39 assists per set ... As a team, Ohio Northern leads the OAC with an average of 19.00 digs per set and ranks second in hitting percentage at .230 ... Huppert's current career hitting percentage of .343 is the third-best in ONU history ... Wade ranks 7th all-time in ONU history with 2,117 career assists ... Capital enters the weekend at 0-22 overall and 0-6 in the OAC after dropping a 3-1 decision to Muskingum on Tuesday ... Sophomore outside hitter Leighann Osborne leads the program with 142 kills ... Meanwhile, freshman outside hitter Olivia Hale paces the defense with 180 digs and classmate Jenay Kocsis leads with 275 assists.
ONU Statistical Leaders:
All-Time Series: The Polar Bears currently lead the all-time series with a 56-9 overall record against the Crusaders, including an 18-2 mark at home ... ONU has won the last 12 meetings dating back to the 2007 regular season.
Head Coach Kate Witte: Witte is currently in her 28th season as the head women's volleyball coach at Ohio Northern … She owns a coaching record of 709-234, a .752 winning percentage, and is the school's all-time wins leader.