1997 NJCAA Women's Volleyball Championship

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1997 NJCAA NATIONAL CHAMPIONS - College of Southern Idaho


1997 NJCAA PLAYOFF SCHEDULE:

   NATIONAL TOURNAMENT       NOV 24-26     (16 TEAMS)
   FINAL                     NOV 26

Utah Valley State College
Orem, Utah
November 24-26, 1997

RESULTS

CSI Wins Fifth Straight NJCAA Title

OREM, Utah--After splitting the first two games with top-ranked Miami-Dade, the College of Southern Idaho shifted into high gear and crushed the Barracudas 15-12, 13-15, 15-2, 15-4 to win an unprecedented fifth straight NJCAA national women's volleyball championship Wednesday at Utah Valley State College.

CSI played come-from-behind in game one. Trailing 12-9, the Golden Eagles ran off six straight points to grab the win. Joy Sperry's solo block gave CSI the final point. In game two it was Miami's turn for a comeback. CSI jumped out to a 6-1 lead, but the Barracudas tied it at 9-9. With the score still knotted at 13-13, the Florida club got a block from Monica Gutierrez and Elizabeth Perez, followed by a CSI hitting error to take a 15-13 win. But from there it was all CSI, as the Golden Eagles turned on the after burners. The blocking game was the big story as the Eagles soared to two easy wins, 15-2, and 15-4. Reneeka Gause anchored the defense as she logged an amazing 17 block assists for the match. Joy Sperry and Hai Yan Wang added eight blocks apiece, as the CSI defense was almost impenetrable in the final two games.

"The block was the difference," said CSI coach Ben Stroud. "We made some adjustments after the second game. We moved our block out, and made them turn the ball in. I think it's hard for teams who come up against us here. They don't see a big block like this. This was a great team. They just kept firing until they got the job done."

Wang led the way led the way offensively for CSI with 15 kills. Flavio Gabinio had 14 kills, and Sperry had 13. For Miami-Dade Janaina Miranda had 17 kills, and Mariuska Hamilton had 10.xx Wang was named the tournament MVP for the second straight year. Gabinio and Sperry were named to the All-Tournament team, along with Miami's Miranda and Hamilton. Also on the All-Tournament squad were Jelena Miljanic and Amelia Pasch of Sheridan, Ning Zhao and Danielle Geronymo of Barton County, Vicki Braden of Elgin, Micaela Conley of Glendale, Vicki Ellison of Kirkwood, and Shawn Roever of Jefferson. Stroud was named the Coach of the Year.

SEMI-FINALS

In the first semi-final, Southern Idaho made short work of a game but over-matched Sheridan Club. The Golden Eagles pounded their way to a 15-5, 15-7, 15-2 win, hitting .411 as a team. Flavio Gabinio led the attack with 12 kills. Hai Yan Wang had 10 kills with a .615 hitting percent, and Reneeka Gause added 10 more with a .600 percentage. Joy Sperry had nine kills. Sheridan hit just .081 against a powerful Southern Idaho block. Jelena Miljanic led the Generals with nine kills.

In the other semi-final, Barton County battled top-ranked Miami- Dade, but finally succumbed 9-15, 15-12, 15-7, 16-14. The Cougars were poised to send the match to a fifth game, as they took a 14-12 lead in game four. But the Florida club scored four straight to get the win. Janaina Miranda led the Barracudas with 20 kills. Monica Gutierrez had 18 kills, and Mariuska Hamilton had 14. For Barton, Shannon Pierson had 13 kills, followed by Micah Roman with 12, Tori Holtmeier with 11, and Danielle Geronymo with 10.

THIRD PLACE

Barton County grabbed third place with a 15-12, 15-12, 15-12 win over Sheridan. All three games were closely contested, but Barton pulled away at the end each time. In the final game, it was 11-11 when Barton scored two straight to go up by two. Sheridan closed it to 13-12, but Barton closed with an ace by Shannon Pierson and a kill by Micah Roman. Pierson and Danielle Geronymo led the Kansas club with 13 kills apiece. Roman added 12 kills. For Sheridan, Jelena Miljanic had 19 kills. Amelia Pasch had 11.


1997 NJCAA DIVISION I WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL

DISTRICT/REGIONAL CHAMPIONS:
District 1/Region 18 Clg. of Southern Idaho, Twin Falls, ID
54-1
District 2/Region 1 Glendale CC, Glendale, AZ
41-6
District 3/Regions 2-5 Collin County CC, Plano, TX
30-12
District 4/Region 6 Barton County CC, Great Bend, KS
55-1
District 5/Regions 11-13 Kirkwood CC, Cedar Rapids, IA
43-5
District 6/Region 14 Lee College, Baytown, TX
27-9
District 7/Region 4 Elgin CC, Elgin, IL
51-7
District 8/Region 12 Kellogg CC, Battle Creek, MI
49-12
District 9/Regions 7-10-17-23 Brevard College, Brevard, NC
19-4
District 10/Region 8 Miami-Dade CC, Miami, FL
30-6
District 11/Region 22 Northwest-Shoals CC, Muscle Shoals, AL
32-4
District 12/Region 16 Jefferson College, Hillsboro, MO
42-5
District 13/Region 9 Sheridan College, Sheridan, WY
36-15
District 14/Region 20 Hagerstown JC, Hagerstown, MD
29-9
District 15/Region 24 Illinois Central College, East Peoria, IL
52-6
District 16/Regions 3-19-21 Delaware Tech. CC/Stanton, Newark, DE
28-7
1997 NATIONAL TOURNAMENT POOL PLAY
Monday, November 24/Tuesday, November 25

Pool A
1. Miami-Dade
2. Kellogg
3. Sheridan
4. Delaware Tech.

Sheridan vs. Kellogg
15-13, 18-16, 15-7
Miami-Dade vs. Delaware Tech.
15-1, 15-1, 15-1
Kellogg vs. Delaware Tech.
15-6, 15-10, 15-9
Miami-Dade vs. Sheridan
15-13, 15-3, 15-4
Sheridan vs. Delaware Tech.
15-1, 15-1, 15-6
Miami-Dade vs. Kellogg
15-9, 15-5, 15-3
Teams that advance:
#1 - Miami-Dade (9-0)
#2 - Sheridan (6-3)

Pool B
1. Southern Idaho
2. Kirkwood
3. Lee
4. Brevard

Kirkwood vs. Lee
15-11, 15-10, 15-10
Southern Idaho vs. Brevard
15-2, 15-1, 15-7
Kirkwood vs. Brevard
15-11, 15-1, 15-10
Southern Idaho vs. Lee
15-4, 15-4, 15-3
Lee vs. Brevard
15-5, 15-2, 15-11
Southern Idaho vs. Kirkwood
15-6, 15-7, 15-6
Teams that advance:
#1 - Southern Idaho (9-0)
#2 - Kirkwood (6-3)

Pool C
1. Barton County
2. Illinois Central
3. Elgin
4. Collin County

Elgin vs. Illinois Central
6-15, 15-11, 15-10
Barton County vs. Collin County
15-8, 15-6, 15-5
Illinois Central vs. Collin County
15-5, 16-14, 15-8
Elgin vs. Barton County
7-15, 15-7, 15-7
Elgin vs. Collin County
15-13, 15-7, 15-2
Barton County vs. Illinois Central
13-15, 15-6, 15-8
Teams that advance:
#1 - Elgin (7-2)
#2 - Barton County (6-3)

Pool D
1. Glendale
2. Jefferson
3. NW-Shoals
4. Hagerstown

Jefferson vs. NW-Shoals
15-7, 15-5, 15-6
Glendale vs. Hagerstown
15-3, 15-7, 15-8
Jefferson vs. Hagerstown
15-3, 15-4, 15-8
Glendale vs. NW-Shoals
15-5, 15-1, 15-8
Hagerstown vs. NW-Shoals
15-9, 8-15, 15-10
Jefferson vs. Glendale
12-15, 15-12, 15-11
Teams that advance:
#1 - Jefferson (8-1)
#2 - Glendale (7-2)

CHAMPIONSHIP PLAY:
Miami-Dade def. Kirkwood 15-6, 16-14, 15-7
Barton County def. Jefferson 15-9, 15-8, 16-14
Sheridan def. Elgin 16-14, 16-14, 6-15, 15-11
Southern Idaho def. Glendale 15-6, 15-4, 12-15, 15-7

SEMI-FINAL GAMES:
Miami-Dade def. Barton County 15-12, 9-15, 15-7, 16-14
Southern Idaho def. Sheridan 15-5, 15-7, 15-2
THIRD PLACE GAME:
Barton County def. Sheridan 15-12, 15-12, 15-12
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME:
Southern Idaho def. Miami-Dade 15-12, 13-15, 15-2, 15-4

1997 FINAL TEAM STANDINGS:
1st Place College of Southern Idaho
Twin Falls, ID
2nd Place Miami-Dade Community College
Miami, FL
3rd Place Barton County Community College
Great Bend, KS
4th Place Sheridan College
Sheridan, WY
5th Place Tie Kirkwood Community College, IA
Jefferson College, MO
Elgin Community College, IL
Glendale CC, AZ

OTHER PARTICIPATING TEAMS:

Kellogg CC, MI; Delaware Technical CC, DE; Illinois Central College, IL; Collin County CC, TX; Lee College, TX;
Brevard College, NC; Northwest-Shoals CC, AL; and Hagerstown JC, MD.

ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM:

Vicki Braden, Elgin CC, IL
Micaela Conley, Glendale CC, AZ
Vicki Ellison, Kirkwood CC, IA
Flavia Gabinio, Clg. of Southern Idaho, ID
Danielle Geronymo, Barton County CC, KS
Mariuska Hamilton, Miami-Dade CC, FL
Jelena Miljanic, Sheridan College, WY
Janaina Miranda, Miami-Dade CC, FL
Amelia Pasch, Sheridan College, WY
Shawn Roever, Jefferson College, MO
Joy Sperry, Clg. of Southern Idaho, ID
Ning Zhao, Barton County CC, KS

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: Hai Yan Wang, Clg. of Southern Idaho
COACH OF THE TOURNAMENT: Ben Stroud, Clg. of Southern Idaho




Utah Valley State College


1997 NJCAA DIVISION III WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL

DISTRICT/REGIONAL CHAMPIONS:
District 1/Region 3 Jamestown CC, Jamestown, NY
38-4
District 2/Region 4 Rock Valley College, Rockford, IL
32-14
District 3/Region 5 Cedar Valley College, Lancaster, TX
24-10
District 4/Region 13 Ridgewater College, Willmar, MN
33-5
District 5/Region 15 Orange County CC, Middletown, NY
25-3
District 6/Region 6 Hesston College, Hesston, KS
25-16
District 7/Region 12-20 Owens CC, Toledo, OH
27-18
District 8/Region 19 Lehigh Carbon CC, Schnecksville, PA
12-18
1997 NATIONAL TOURNAMENT POOL PLAY
Friday, November 14

Pool A
Jamestown (Seed #1) vs. Lehigh Carbon
15-2, 15-3, 15-6
Rock Valley (Seed #4) vs. Owens
15-9, 7-15, 15-8
Jamestown vs. Owens
10-15, 15-9, 15-11
Rock Valley vs. Lehigh Carbon
15-3, 15-3, 15-0
Jamestown vs. Rock Valley
9-15, 15-11, 15-12
Owens vs. Lehigh Carbon
15-3, 15-7, 15-3

Pool B
Cedar Valley (Seed #2) vs. Hesston
12-15, 4-15, 15-12
Ridgewater (Seed #3) vs. Orange
15-5, 15-5, 10-15
Cedar Valley vs. Ridgewater
12-15, 13-15, 5-15
Orange vs. Cedar Valley
5-15, 8-15, 4-15
Ridgewater vs. Hesston
15-12, 15-12, 12-15
Hesston vs. Orange
15-8, 15-4, 15-9

SEMI-FINAL GAMES
Saturday, November 15

Hesston def. Jamestown
16-4, 6-15, 3-15, 15-13, 15-10

Rock Valley def. Ridgewater
15-13, 15-13, 13-15, 15-9

THIRD PLACE GAME

Ridgewater def. Jamestown
8-15, 15-6, 15-10, 15-11

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

Rock Valley def. Hesston
15-8, 15-6, 15-5

1997 FINAL TEAM STANDINGS:
1st Place Rock Valley College
Rockford, Illinois
2nd Place Hesston College
Hesston, Kansas
3rd Place Ridgewater College
Willmar, Minnesota
4th Place Jamestown Community College
Jamestown, New York

OTHER PARTICIPATING TEAMS:

Orange County Community College, Middletown, New York
Owens Community College, Toledo, Ohio
Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville, Pennsylvania
Cedar Valley College, Lancaster, Texas

1997 ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM:

Rachel Schrader, Rock Valley
Sheila Zander, Rock Valley
Tandy Johnson, Rock Valley
Janie Knabe, Hesston
Rachel Stuckey, Hesston
Jackie Robinson, Ridgewater
Sadie Nordstrom, Ridgewater
Linda Hallberg, Jamestown
Asa Gustavsson, Jamestown
Sarah Swinney, Cedar Valley
Natalie Griffin, Orange County
Abby Thompson, Owens

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: Tandy Johnson, Rock Valley
COACH OF THE TOURNAMENT: Heidi Hutchison, Rock Valley



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