Athletes of the Week

Week of November 16, 2015

WVB Team

W Volleyball

SCIAC Athlete of the Week

The Cal Lutheran women’s volleyball team won the first NCAA team Championship in school history this weekend with a decisive 3-0 sweep over Wittenberg (Ohio) in the 2015 NCAA Division III Women’s Volleyball Tournament final at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich. Allie Eason was named the Tournament’s Most Outstanding Player after totaling 51 kills and 41 digs, including a monster 19-kill, 18-dig double-double in a 3-1 quarterfinal victory over Bowdoin (Maine). Eason followed her performance with another huge double-double of 19 kills and 15 digs in an epic five-set victory over Carthage (Wisc.) in the semifinals and was the only player with double-figure kills (13) in the championship match. Michelle Lawrence and Nicki Tetherow joined Eason on the All-Tournament Team and the Regals got key contributions from sophomore setter Jamie Smith, freshman Amanda Roberts and juniors Sarah Pappas and Monica Lundgren. With 17 strong, Pua Mo’okini-Oliveira and Mikayla Dobson came in cold off the bench in the fourth set against Carthage and were game changers for the Regals in a come-from-behind win to advance to the championship match and Molly Holloway showcased a solid serve all weekend. The performance in Michigan was an all-around team effort by the aforementioned as well as Dani Gonzalez, Hannah Nua, CJ O’Brien, Dianna Rohrer, Steph Rolfson, Erin Scuoler and Hope Stewart and one that will go down in the CLU history books.