2018 NAC Volleyball Championship Tournament

2018 NAC Volleyball Championship Tournament

NAC Tournament: The Mariners claimed the top seed in the conference tournament after posting a perfect 5-0 record in North Atlantic Conference play.

2018 NAC VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE

All start times and dates are subject to change 

Semifinals • Friday, November 2 (at Maine Maritime)

No. 4 Husson at No. 1 Maine Maritime - 6:00 p.m.

No. 3 UMaine-Presque Isle vs. No. 2 SUNY Canton - 8:00 p.m.

Championship Match • Saturday, November 3 (at Maine Maritime)

Semifinal Winners  - 12:00 p.m.

Maine Maritime's History Against Opponents in the Tournament: Against the Eagles, the Mariners are 28-9 all-time, including 12-straight wins, and 10 three-set victories in the last 11 matchups. The Mariners are 24-1 all-time against the Owls, including 20-straight victories and 16-straight three-set victories. The Mariners are 1-0 all-time against the Kangaroos, defeating the team 3-0 in their only meeting earlier this season.

The Mariners: Under the direction of Head Coach Tricia Carver in her sixth season, the Mariners compiled an 20-6 overall record. The Mariners went a perfect 5-0 against NAC opponents.

The Mariners are looking to return to the NAC Championship Final for the 12th-straight season.

Rachel Melampy leads the Mariners with 260 kills this season (4.64 k/s) and a .344 hitting percentage. Maria Perez leads the team defensively with 362 digs, (4.47 d/s). Sydney Adams leads the team with 734 assists (8.84 a/s). Avery O'Neal leads the Mariners with 66 aces and Alexa Cacacie leads the team with 25 blocks. 

The Kangaroos: Under the direction of Head Coach Danielle Swanston in her third season, SUNY Canton complied a 13-12 overall record, including a 4-1 record against conference teams. During the NAC regular season, the Roos fell to Maine Maritime 3-0 in Castine.

Melissa McMaster leads the Kangaroos with 211 kills (2.43 k/s) and 56 total blocks, while Peyton Robinson leads the team with a .353 hitting percentage and 759 assists (8.53 a/s). Jenna Roat leads the team with 338 digs (3.76 d/s) and 53 aces per set.

The Owls: Under the direction of Head Coach Jonathon Bowman in his third season, Husson complied a 10-16 overall record, including a 3-2 record against conference teams. During the NAC regular season, the Owls fell to Maine Maritime 3-0 in Bangor.

Miranda Washinawatock leads the Owls with 212 kills (2.86 k/s), while Maddie Thweatt leads the team with 225 digs (2.81 d/s). Devine Hoskie leads UMaine-Presque Isle with 49 aces, and Laura Aroz leads the team with 421 assists (5.26 a/s). Savanna Deavult leads the team with 28 blocks. 

The Eagles: Under the direction of Interim Head Coach Pat DeBeck, Husson complied a 5-18 overall record, including a 2-3 record against conference teams. During the NAC regular season, the Eagles fell to Maine Maritime 3-0 in Castine.

Mary Grace Power leads the Eagles with 104 kills (1.46 k/s), Hanna Hembrow leads the team with 418 assists, (5.57 a/s), and 48 aces. Serena Laro leads the team with 35 blocks, and Adrienne Beatty leads the Eagles with 293 digs (3.91 d/s).

Maine Maritime's Postseason History Against Tournament Teams: Since the program's start in 2003 the Mariners have faced Husson University eight times in the postseason. They have never faced the Kangaroos or the Owls in the postseason. 

NAC Honors: Maine Maritime's Sydney Adams was named the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Volleyball Player of the Year, while Maria Perez earned NAC Defensive Player of the Year for the third-consecutive season and Rachel Melampy was tabbed the NAC Rookie of the Year. 

Alexa Cacacie landed a spot on the NAC First Team, along with Adams, Perez and Melampy, while Maggie MacMahon earned a spot on the NAC Volleyball Sportsmanship Team for the third-straight year.

SUNY Canton landed two players on the First Team and second team, while UMPI placed three players on the second team and Husson placed two players on the second team. Canton's Peyton Robinson earned NAC Senior Scholar Athlete of the Year honors.

NAC Rankings: Maine Maritime's Rachel Melampy leads the NAC in kills, kills per set, and hitting percentage. Maria Perez leads the NAC in digs and digs per set, while Sydney Adams leads the conference in assists per set. 

SUNY Canton's Peyton Robinson leads the NAC with 759 assists, and teammate Melissa McMaster leads the conference with 56 blocks.

What's Next? The NAC Champion will receive an automatic berth to the 2018 NCAA Division III Volleyball Championship.