Bod brief: Volleyball falls short in championship match


David Craft

Hands in: The team celebrates after winning a set on Oct. 19, 2021. The Ichabods swept Fort Hays State 3-0 in the match.

Washburn volleyball’s historic 2021 season came to a close Dec. 11 with a 3-0 loss in the National Championship Match to the University of Tampa on its home court.

Senior outside hitter Genna Berg ended her career with 15 kills in the match while senior middle hitter Kelsey Gordon added 12. Senior setter Allison Sadler finished with 37 kills in the match and added nine digs. Senior libero Faith Rottinghaus added to her program-best career digs total with 15 in the match while senior outside hitter Taylor Antonowich added 14.

Gordon, Rottinghaus, Sadler and senior middle hitter Allison Maxwell were named to the All-Tournament team after the match.

“This is the best team we have ever had,” said head coach Chris Herron after the match.

The Ichabods ended the season with a 31-6 record and made it to the championship match for the first time in program history.

Edited by Alyssa Storm