Saturday, September 21, 2019 - ONU Sports Center, Ada, Ohio
Saturday's Preview: The 16th-ranked Ohio Northern volleyball team will host a pair of teams Saturday afternoon at the ONU Sports Center … The Polar Bears will battle Defiance at 12 p.m. before taking on Kenyon at 2 p.m. … Northern holds an 8-3 overall record in 2019 and has won its last two matches … That record includes two wins over nationally-ranked foes while all three losses have come against nationally-ranked opponents … The most recent victory occurred Tuesday in Bluffton where the Polar Bears swept the Beavers 3-0 … Senior middle hitter Chelsea Huppert leads Northern with 85 kills, 34 total blocks and 15 digs … She recorded one solo block Tuesday which moved her into third, alone, in program history with 106 … Freshman outside hitter Madison Kern has 82 kills to her name to go alongside a team-best 57 total blocks, while freshman outside hitter Megan Mahon has registered 75 kills, 27 digs and seven total blocks … Senior defensive specialist McKenna Hostetler boasts a team-high 230 digs, and junior setter Katie Wade owns 247 assists on the season and 2,657 in her career, which places her seventh in school history … Defiance lays claim to a 10-4 overall record and have won its last three matches … Sophomore Delaney Monnin paces the Lady Jackets with 151 kills … Freshman Mackenzie Umbaugh leads the team with 24 total blocks … Junior Morgan Porter has 310 digs on the season, while sophomore Brianna Wheeler has logged 407 assists … Kenyon owns a 2-7 overall record and has dropped its last five matches … Mackenzie Bruzzio leads the squad with 94 kills … Elyse Davidson has registered 22 total blocks … Katie Howard has recorded 84 digs, and Meghan Cason had 129 assists.
ONU Statistical Leaders:
All-Time Series: Ohio Northern leads the all-time series versus Defiance 39-0 … The Polar Bears have enjoyed similar success against Kenyon, going 20-1 all-time against the Ladies.
Head Coach Kate Witte: Witte is currently in her 29th season as the head women's volleyball coach at Ohio Northern … She owns a coaching record of 723-238, which is good enough for a .752 win percentage and the school's all-time wins leader.