Volleyball: #21 Ohio Northern (17-4 Overall, 2-1 OAC) at Heidelberg (10-10 Overall, 1-2 OAC)

Volleyball: #21 Ohio Northern (17-4 Overall, 2-1 OAC) at Heidelberg (10-10 Overall, 1-2 OAC)

Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, 7 pm - Seiberling Gymnasium, Tiffin, Ohio

Tuesday's Preview: The No. 21-ranked Ohio Northern volleyball team will travel to Tiffin to take on Heidelberg on Tuesday evening ... ONU enters the contest after sweeping Capital 3-0 in Bexley on Friday afternoon ... Three Polar Bears posted double-digit kills as sophomore Chelsea Huppert recorded 17 kills and sophomores McKenna Jordan and Sydney Bapst each added 10 kills ... Freshman setter Katie Wade posted a game-high 37 assists, while senior Megan Nieszala and sophomore McKenna Hostetler led the way with 13 digs each ... Through 21 matches this season, Huppert leads the team and ranks third in the OAC with 269 kills, while Jordan ranks second on the team and fifth in the OAC with 253 kills ... Huppert's .343 hitting percentage leads the team and ranks third in the OAC while her 326 points are first on the team and second in the OAC ... Wade currently leads the team and ranks second in the OAC and nation with 867 assists ... Her assist total this season currently ranks third all-time at ONU for assists in a single season by a freshman ... Nieszala currently leads the team and conference with 430 digs and ranks eighth nationally in the category ... Defensively, Huppert and senior Haley Potters rank first and second on the team and in the OAC with 82 and 79 total blocks, respectively ... The duo also rank seventh and eighth nationally in total blocks ... Heidelberg enters the contest after falling 3-0 to Mount Union ... The Student Princes are led offensively by junior Morgan Strenk's 202 kills, while junior Laura Schrag is second on the team with 164 kills ... Sophomore Anna McNabb currently leads the team and ranks fourth in the OAC with 671 assists ... Senior Rachel Raimondo currently leads the team and ranks third in the OAC with 402 digs ... Defensively, junior Laura Schrag has a team-best 52 blocks.

ONU Statistical Leaders:

  Kills       Blocks       Aces       Digs       Assists  
1. Huppert 269   1. Huppert 82   1. Langston 25   1. Nieszala 430   1. Wade 867
2. Jordan 253   2. Potters 79   2.  Potters 24   2. Hostetler 322   2. Nieszala 53
3. Potters 202   3. Wade 27   3. Sharlow 19   3. Langston 212   3. Broering 21

All-Time Series: Northern leads the all-time series between the two schools by a 58-10 margin ... The Polar Bears are 20-8 all-time on the road against HU ... The series is tied 2-2 in the last four matchups, with ONU claiming victories in both contests in 2016.

Head Coach Kate Witte: Witte is in her 27th season as head coach with a 681-224 record, a winning percentage of .752 ... She is the all-time winningest coach in ONU volleyball history.