Maine Maritime Academy volleyball rallied back from a 2-1 deficit, defeating the University of New England 25-18 in the fourth set and 15-11 in the fifth set to claim the 3-2 (22-25, 25-18, 13-25, 25-18, 15-11) victory.
Maine Maritime Academy volleyball defeated the United States Merchant Marine Academy 3-1, and Massachusetts Maritime Academy 3-0 to capture the Eighth Annual Maritime Classic.
The Mariners went 3-0 in the two-day tournament to capture the title for the second straight season. Sophomore Sydney Adams was named to the All-Tournament Team and sophomore Alexa Cacacie was named the Tournament MVP.
Maine Maritime Academy volleyball claimed the 2017 North Atlantic Conference Volleyball Championship, defeating Colby-Sawyer College 3-1 (25-21, 14-25, 25-18, 25-13) inside of Smith Gymnasium.
Maine Maritime sophomore Alexa Cacacie has been named the North Atlantic Conference Volleyball Player of the Year, while sophomore teammate Maria Perez has been named the Defensive Player of the Year. Freshman Jessica D'Auria has been voted the Rookie of the Year and head coach Tricia Carver has been tabbed Coach of the Year. Sophomore Sydney Adams joined Cacacie and Perez on the First Team All-Conference while Maggie MacMahon was named to both the Second Team All-Conference and the NAC Volleyball Sportsmanship Team.
Maine Maritime Academy volleyball raised $1,151 for UNICEF to benefit the people of Puerto Rico devastated by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
Second-Straight NCAA Tournament Appearance
As a team the Mariners boasted over a 3.3 GPA in the Spring Term.
As a team the Mariners tallied 35 service aces against Johnson State on September 30, ranking second all-time in that category in a single-match and first all-time in a three-set match.
Alexa Cacacie tallied 36 block assists in 2017 to rank third all-time in a single season, while teammate Sydney Adams tallied 31 block assists to rank fourth all-time in a single season. Cacacie totaled 58 blocks in 2017, ranking fifth all-time in a single season.
After tallying 814 assists in 2017, Sydney Adams ranks second all-time in assists in a single-season.
In 2017 Maria Perez tallied 456 digs, to rank third all-time in a single season.
In just two seasons, Sydney Adams has totaled 1,541 career assists to rank third in program history while Melissa Spaulding has 1,235 career assists, to rank fourth all-time in program history. Adams also ranks second in program history with 7.07 assists per set and fifth all-time in block assists with 62.
In just two seasons, Maria Perez has racked up 915 digs, to rank third all-time in program history and second in digs per set with 3.96.
Alexa Cacacie has 44 solo blocks tie for fifth all-time in program history, 75 block assists to rank third in program history and 119 total blocks to rank fourth. After just her second season, Cacacie ranks as the all-time program leader in blocks per set (0.65).