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Women's Volleyball Cracks AVCA Top-5

Women's Volleyball Cracks AVCA Top-5

(CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky.) - After taking down No.1 Calvin College this past weekend, the Thomas More University women's volleyball team has powered their way into the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Top-5. The previous ranked No. 7 Saints went 4-1 last weekend at the 2018 Midwest Invitational, with their only loss coming from now No. 13-ranked Hope.

The Saints currently sit 22-2 on the season having faced seven nationally ranked teams so far this season. Thomas More is currently on a statistical run, leading the NCAA Division III in assists per set (13.65), and sits second in the NCAA with 14.88 kills per set. First-year Emily Mohs (Cincinnati, Ohio / Seton) is in the NCAA top-50 for kills per set, averaging 3.78, who was recently named AVCA National Player of the Week and ACAA player of the Week. 

The Team as a whole is in the top-20 in six different stat categories, four of which crack the top-10. The Saints sit third in the nation with 1,201 assists, sixth in the nation with 39.74 attacks per set, 16th in the nation with 1,664 digs, third in the nation with 1,309 kills, 12th in the nation with 3,497 total attacks, and currently sits tied for ninth in the nation with Hanover for total blocks with 57 solo blocks and 245 assisted blocks. 

The women's volleyball volleyball is back on the court this Friday, Oct. 19 as it hosts Transylvania at 7 p.m. in the Connor Convocation Center.