Castine, Maine - Top-seeded Maine Maritime Academy won their fourth-consecutive North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Women's Volleyball Championship in Smith Gymnasium. The Mariners bested SUNY Canton, 3-0, to claim the 2019 Conference Title.
The Mariners won the first two sets by identical 25-18 scores, and took the third set by a commanding 25-12.
Tatum LaFrance (Akwesasne, N.Y.) led SUNY Canton with a team-high five kills, and also added three digs. Brynna Harris (Mead, Colo.) had a team-high six assists to go along with four digs, two blocks, one kill, and a service ace. Melissa McMaster (Pittsford, N.Y.) contributed three kills, two blocks, and a dig enroute to a spot on the All-Tournament Team. She is joined by Jenna Roat (Penfield, N.Y.), who surpassed 2000 career digs with five in today's match. Roat also added an assist and a service ace.
Leaders for Maine Maritime include All-Tournament Selection Rachel Melampy (Marshfield, Mass.), who had a match-high 14 kills, as well as seven digs and three service aces. Maria Perez (San Juan, Puerto Rico), also named to the All-Tournament team, led all players with ten digs, and added an assist and a service ace. Tournament MVP Sydney Adams (Trumbull, Conn.) tallied a match-high 26 assists, as well as three kills, six digs, two service aces, and a block.
The Roos conclude their season at 9-21, while the Mariners improve to 24-3.
The Champion Mariners advance to the NCAA Division III Women's Volleyball National Championship Tournament, and will learn who they face in the first round during the NCAA selection show on Monday, November 10th at 12:30 PM. Watch the selection show and view the national bracket HERE.
Erica Prindle - SUNY Delhi
Lauren Havill - NVU-Johnson
Jenna Roat - SUNY Canton
Melissa McMaster - SUNY Canton
Rachel Melampy - Maine Maritime
Maria Perez - Maine Maritime
Sydney Adams - Maine Maritime - MVP
Semifinals - Saturday, November 9 (at #1 Maine Maritime) Maine Maritime Championship Central
#1 Maine Maritime 3 / #4 SUNY Delhi 0 (25-15, 25-15, 25-10)
#2 SUNY Canton 3 / #3 NVU-Johnson 1 (25-21, 25-18, 19-25, 25-18)
Championship Final – Sunday, November 10 (at #1 Maine Maritime) Maine Maritime Championship Central
#1 Maine Maritime 3 /#2 SUNY Canton (9-21) 0 (25-18, 25-18, 25-12)