Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 - ONU Sports Center, Ada, Ohio
Saturday's Preview: The No. 19-ranked Ohio Northern volleyball team opens Ohio Athletic Conference play on Saturday afternoon as it welcomes Mount Union to the ONU Sports Center ... Northern enters the match riding a 6-match winning streak ... The Polar Bears posted a perfect 4-0 record at the OAC/HCAC Challenge before defeating Denison 3-0 on Tuesday evening ... Sophomores Chelsea Huppert and McKenna Jordan currently rank first and second on the team with 226 and 217 kills, respectively ... The duo ranks second and third in the conference in kills ... Huppert also leads the team and ranks fourth in the OAC with a .333 hitting percentage ... The sophomore currently leads the team and conference in all three blocking categories, with 27 blocks solo, 50 block assists and 77 total blocks ... Senior Haley Potters currently ranks second in the conference in all three blocking categories with 25 blocks solo, 42 block assists and 67 total blocks ... Freshman Katie Wade currently leads the team and OAC with 746 assists ... Wade ranks fourth all-time at ONU for assists during her freshman campaign ... Defensively, senior Megan Nieszala ranks first in the OAC with 371 digs ... Nieszala currently ranks sixth all-time at Ohio Northern for career digs ... Sophomore Kristin Langston currently leads the team and ranks fourth in the OAC with 24 service aces ... As a team, Northern ranks fifth nationally with 2.30 blocks per set ... Huppert is currently tied for second nationally with 77 blocks, while Nieszala ranks sixth nationally with 371 digs ... Wade's 746 assists currently leads the nation ... Mount Union enters the match after dropping a 3-0 decision at Carnegie Mellon (Pa.) ... Freshman Madelin DiBease currently leads the team with 197 kills, while senior Brooke Knollman ranks second on the team with 147 kills ... Senior Riley Schenk currently leads the team and ranks fifth in the OAC with 581 assists ... Senior Celia Barrett currently leads the team and OAC with 32 service aces, while sophomore Marlee Peck leads MtU defensively with 43 total blocks.
ONU Statistical Leaders:
All-Time Series: Northern leads the all-time series againt MtU by a 47-8 margin ... Northern has is 19-2 all-time at home and has won the previous three matchups.
Head Coach Kate Witte: Witte is in her 27th season as head coach with a 679-224 record, a winning percentage of .752 ... She is the all-time winningest coach in ONU volleyball history.