NECC Observer

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Knights volleyball are 6-2

Volleyball team is first in conference play

The NECC Women’s volleyball team is 3-0 in their conference and is 6-2 overall, the team has a winning streak of 3 previously beating Holyoke 3-0.

In previous years the team has had losing records at the part of the season and ended their seasons on a losing record. Last year the volleyball team went 3-12 and the year before that only 11 matches and the team went 0-11.

NECC Athletic Director Dan Blair says, “We have a new coach this year and it seems that the players like him, I personally really like him, he is somebody that can really build the program up.”

In August 2018 NECC hired Haverhill native Michael Pelosi. Pelosi has had experience in the past with high schools such as Timberlane Regional and Haverhill.

Pelosi has experience in club level volleyball previously with the Pumas Volleyball Club in North Andover.

The Knights heavy offensive attack has been trouble for their opponents.

Malabar, Florida native and NECC student Amanda Forgetta is an Outside Hitter for the team and is leading the offense. Forgetta is ranked 15th in Kills Per Set and is also 20th in Point Per Set in the NJCAA Division Three rankings. Nashaly Sanchez who is a Lawrence, MA one of the setters on team has 158 assists, she is a big reason why the Knights are 6-2.

The next match is Thursday October 4th,2018 at 6 p.m. which is home against MassBay Community College a team that they recently beat 3-0. inside the Sports and Fitness Center on the Haverhill campus.

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