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Volleyball team wins tournament

Knights Volleyball team wins Region 21 Tournament

The Northern Essex Women’s Volleyball team swept in both games against Bunker Hill Community College and MassBay Community College to claim the volleyball program’s 7th Region 21 championship for the program. After this win in the region tournament the team will advance to the Districts Tournament set for next weekend in New York the location and time will be announced later in the week.

During the regular season the team’s record was 13-3, they finished the season strong with a win streak of five. Amanda Forgetta (Mallabar, FL), Nashaly Sanchez (Lawerence, MA), Rachel Amiss (Salem, NH), and Sarah Shattuck (Andover, MA) were the players that were named to the All-Region Team for the season their excellent season. First year coach Mike Pelosi was also named the Coach of the Year.

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NECC’s Women Volleyball Team Wins Region 21 Tournament

Throughout the season the team was undefeated in their conference and at home, which was helpful since the Region 21 Tournament was set at Northern Essex. At the end of the season the team had impressive numbers that helped them have a 13-3 record. They average 8.02 kills, 12.9 points, 9.66 digs, and 6.84 assists per sets, it also helped that they scored a total of 643 points with 1019 attacks, with a hitting percentage of .294 which ranks them 4th in the NJCAA Division 3. Northern Essex brought in the 2nd most of fans of 482 total throughout the season. They have won more games this years than the last two years where they went 4-23. Following with the hire of Pelosi this year, everything is going in their favor of playing this well and for years to come.Next weekend’s tournament in New York will be the ultimate test for the squad. Hopefully they know NECC  is with them.