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Clearwater Captures the 2013 NCCAA National Volleyball Championship Crown
The Cougars came up big while battling sickness among teammates to win yet another national NCCAA championship as CCC faced off against Ozark Christian College from Missouri. This is the third time in four years the Cougars and Ambassadors have faced off for the national title.
Clearwater was led by senior Dana Medich playing her last match in a Cougar uniform as she scored another double/double with 11 kills and10 digs. Middle Hitter, Emily Mayer also came up big while battling illness, leading all hitters with 16 kills and a 67% hitting efficiency. Setter Cassie Foster, also sick, again led an impressive offense with 33 assists.
According to Coach Denny, " This has to be one of the best wins among all of our championships because we were battling adversity every step of the way. With four different starters struggling with sickness, I had to put together a new lineup and the team came together playing one of their best matches of the season.
With the victory, the Cougars now have won 13 NCCAA national titles winning the past 8 in a row.
Tournament Honors include:
NCCAA Scholar Athlete: Amanda Bucklin, Teah Cole, Dana Medich, Cassie Foster, Devan Dampier, Christen Johnson
NCCAA II First Team All-American: Dana Medich, Cassie Foster, Emily Mayer
NCCAA National All-Tournament Team: Dana Medich, Cassie Foster, Emily Mayer
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