Nipissing University’s Megan Stacey broke two Ontario Colleges Athletic Association volleyball records on Sunday as the Lakers played their final regular season match against the Mohawk Mountaineers.
Stacey’s sixteen kills helped set a new record for most kills in a season with 250, erasing the previous record of 247 set by Claire Bramma during the 1999-00 season. Stacey also beat her own record for total offensive points in a season by compiling 308 offensive points during the 2004-05 season. On Sunday, she tallied 22 offensive points on 16 kills, five stuff blocks and one service ace.
Stacey, a 6’1” second-year middle player, furthered her attack on the record books. In her rookie year she set three OCAA records, including most points in a match (31), most points in a season (301) and best points per game average (6.7 PPG).
“Megan is a gifted player who has been able to achieve remarkable consistency in a very competitive league,” said head coach John Jeffries.
“Teams are now very aware of her ability and she often faces multiple blocks. Megan’s accomplishments are also a credit to her teammates who provide passes and sets. What makes Megan a good teammate is that she is more interested in the team goals rather then personal accomplishments. Like every other player, Megan has aspects of her game that need improvement and we will be working on those within the next week.”
The Lakers placed second in the Central-West division finishing the regular season with an 11-3 record and will host the third place team from the East division in a sudden death cross-over match for a berth to the OCAA championships on Saturday February 19, at 2 p.m.
Nipissing University will be host to the OCAA Women’s Volleyball Championships February 24-26 featuring the top eight women’s volleyball teams in the province.
For more information or to view scores, stats and results please visit www.nipissingu.ca/athletics.
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