GRCC Women’s Volleyball team went 3-0 in the Great Lakes B District Tournament to advance to nationals. They won the first game three sets to none against Muskegon Community College, then beat Glen Oaks Community College three sets to one, and then beat Glen Oaks again in the final game three sets to one.
They were in their usual form throughout the tournament with their players racking up a plethora of statistics. Sophomore Danielle Johnston was named MVP of the tournament stuffing the stat sheet with 35 kills, 30 digs, five aces, and three blocks. Sophomore Jamie Wellet also had an outstanding tournament leading the Raiders with 65 assists, freshman Kailey Carmean was second with 54 assists. Sophomore Mykayla Vallad led with 58 digs and sophomore Jasmine Wellet was second with 30.
Sophomore Jasmine Wellet spoke on their excellent play throughout the tournament stating, “The tournament was awesome, energy is beaming the team. We are energized and ready to finish the season on a strong note with a finale that encapsulates our great season.”
They are now 30-6 overall with with an 11 game win streak. They are heading to nationals on a hot streak and have some to prepare before heading there.
Wellet spoke on if they feel prepared for nationals and how it feels to go stating, “Going to nationals is always a great feeling. It’s surreal, truly a feeling that’s unexplainable. Sometimes it’s hard to comprehend that we made it. I think we will be prepared for nationals with a strong week of practice. Everyone on our team has the capability of being on the floor.”
The Raiders will head to the NJCAA Division II National Tournament on Nov. 21st in Charleston, West Virginia.