Ky. - The latest NCAA Division II volleyball statistics show Northern
Kentucky University’s Liz Holmes is tied for No. 1 nationally
in hitting percentage.
Holmes and Erin
Clark of Tampa are tied for the nation’s lead in hitting percentage
at .479. Holmes, however, has taken 643 attempts and converted 376
kills. Clark has 363 attempts and 210 kills.
As NKU enters
a big week of Great Lakes Valley Conference play against both Rockhurst
and Drury, Holmes has a chance to become the Norse’s all-time
career leader in kills. The senior middle hitter needs just 32 kills
to become the school’s all-time leader in that category.
Holmes, a graduate
of Mercy High School in Cincinnati, enters Thursday’s home
match against Rockhurst with 1,671 career kills. Bethany Gastright
is currently No. 1 in Norse history with 1,702 career kills. NKU’s
match against Rockhurst will be televised live on ICN Channel 18
Thursday at 7 p.m.
NKU is 19-5
overall and is ranked No. 25 nationally in the latest NCAA Division
II poll. The Norse are 8-3 in the GLVC and in third place in the
GLVC East Division. NKU also needs one victory to clinch its 15th
consecutive 20-win season.
NKU is ranked
No. 4 in the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Region poll. Indianapolis
is No. 1, followed by Grand Valley State, Southern Illinois at Edwardsville
and NKU. Hillsdale is fifth, followed by Lewis, Ashland and Northern
Michigan to round out the top eight teams.
A year ago,
Rockhurst posted a five-game victory over NKU in Regents Hall. The
Hawks won by scores of 30-25, 30-24, 27-30, 28-30, 17-15.
15-6 overall, 7-3 in the GLVC. The Hawks are in second place in
the GLVC West Division.
NKU will also
meet Drury at 7 p.m. Friday.
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