Terra State volleyball team headed to regional competition

Cassie Hoover and Tyriana Settles
Cassie Hoover and Tyriana Settles

The Terra State Community College women’s volleyball team has finished their season with a 14-2 record and the title of Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC) champions. The Titans will be moving on to the regional competition on April 2.

Their opponent has not been decided yet, but they will play either nationally-ranked No. 18 Mott Community College or Glen Oaks Community College.

The team is currently on a 10-game winning streak, and another win on April 2 will punch their ticket to the national competition, a first for the Titans.

The Titans are currently ranked in the top 15 of the NJCAA Division II in numerous categories including kills per set and hitting percentage. They are also No. 5 for points per set, No. 3 for aces and No. 2 for aces per set.  

Second-year setter Cassie Hoover sits in No. 7 nationally in service aces per set and No. 27 in overall service aces. Tyriana Settles, a second-year outside hitter, is ranked No. 7 in points per set, No. 9 in kills per set and No. 15 for service aces per set. Settles was recognized as the week 7 Tachikara NJCAA Volleyball Division 2 Offensive Player of the Week, another first in the history of the program at Terra State.

With only two other conference schools playing the postponed season, two home games and many six-hour travel days, the team pushed through difficult situations in a positive way.

“We are extremely proud of the way that our volleyball team has handled adversity this season. These girls show up and give 100% to this program daily by bringing effort, energy and enthusiasm. This volleyball program is thriving because of the strong army of great supportive teammates and coaches that stand behind it and it will continue to make an impact here at Terra State,” said head coach Stephanie Champine, “As coaches, we always push our athletes to be 1% better on the court and keep a positive attitude. We push them hard, but they see all the benefits that come from it. We have a great group of girls that represent the Terra State volleyball team to the highest standard.”