Mesa Volleyball Finishes 6th at NJCAA DII National Tournament

Mesa Volleyball Finishes 6th at NJCAA DII National Tournament

Charleston, WV - In their first NJCAA DII National Volleyball Tournament since 1980, the Mesa Thunderbirds finished sixth in a field of 16. 

Winning their first match on Thursday in three sets against Iowa Central, Mesa advanced to the quarterfinal round against Parkland (IL).  The T-Birds dropped that match in three sets and were bumped to the fifth place bracket.

Mesa was able to rebound and take a three sets to one victory over Pasco-Hernando State (FL) on Friday afternoon to play for fifth place.  Unfortunately, Mesa was upended by Cowley (KS) in four sets, 25-16, 22-25, 25-16, 26-24.

Paige Greenly finished on the All-Tournament Team, coming off being name Most Valuable Player of the Region I/ACCAC DII Tournament just a few weeks ago.

But what an incredible season for Head Coach Megan Taylor and assistant coach Taylor Stallman as the T-Birds finished with a 24 win season, the most since 1983 when Mesa won 33 matches.  Mesa also captured their first Region I Tournament Championship while making their first appearance at the National Tournament in 37 years.

Congratulations to Coach Taylor and her Mesa Thunderbirds.

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