NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - According to St. Pat's volleyball coach Janet Victory, the Irish have broken two D-1 state records; solo blocks in a season, and digs in a season.
The Irish broke the state season solo blocks record, with 421, and the season digs record, with 2,856 (Credit: Patrick Johnstone/KNOP-TV)
The Irish had 421 solo blocks this year, topping to record of 367, set by Potter-Dix in 1989. The Irish had 2,856 digs, beating the record of 2,400, set by Lawrence-Nelson in 2007.
Additionally, two seniors on the team set individual state records.
Middle blocker and hitter Jocylin Sellers broke the records for solo blocks in a season with 256, and solo blocks in one match with 22, coming in the five set win over Gothenburg on Sep. 17. The previous record for solo blocks in a season was 184, set by Maxwell's Coleen Ruppert in 1990. Ruppert also held the record for solo blocks in a match, with 19. The season total sets a new record for all-class, and the one match total ties Sellers with two other players for the all-class lead. Both feats are also new school records for the Irish.
Senior libero Brooke McClellan broke the state records for digs in a season, with 839, digs in one match, with 70, coming in the five set loss to Mullen on Oct. 1, and digs per season match, with 27.1. McClellan shatters the previous season dig record of 570, set in 2007 by Lawrence-Nelson's Brittany Miller. McClellan also broke Miller's record of 50 digs in one game, and digs per season match on 20.2.
Victory also said McClellan is just seven digs short of breaking the career digs record of 1,707, set in 2012, by Howells'Dodge's Anna Grovijohn. The current total for McClellan is not counting her freshman statistics, which Victory does not have readily available at this point in time.