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Front row, left to right:#18 Jordan Persinger, #4 Jessie Deese, #16 Lauren Hays, #7 Kayla Pommier
Back row, left to right: #8 Haley Ortiz, #9 Lela Moore, #15 Emily Lowther, #3 Rikki Martinez, #6 Rachel Hertzler.

2013 season highlights


Hollins entered the 2013 season with the goal of getting back to the end-of-season ODAC volleyball tournament after failing to reach the eight-team event in 2012. A returning nucleus of players gave the young Hollins team with no seniors on the roster a solid core on which to build and the team opened the season with much optimism.
Hollins' season began with a pair of tournaments. The team traveled to Averett to compete at the 2013 Cougar Classic before returning home to host the Hollins Green Invitational Tournament. Looking to get off to a quick start, Hollins split a pair of matches on their first day of play. However, the team was unable to duplicate that effort and finished their two tournaments with just a single win. The schedule didn't get any easier as ODAC play loomed; Hollins was picked by the conference’s coaches to finish eleventh in the 12-team league.

Hollins kicked off ODAC play with a pair of back-to-back matches against Eastern Mennonite and Bridgewater. Hollins earned a split but then found wins tough to come by over the next month of play. After struggling in the conference, Hollins went on the road and picked up a much-needed win over Frostburg State. Playing much of the time with a thin roster, a weary squad continued to wear down as the season progressed.

Hollins rallied late in the year and picked up a pair of wins over NAIA Bluefield State, sweeping the Blues in a home-and-home series of matches. In their final home match of the season, Hollins faced cross-town rival Roanoke College, but despite playing the Maroons tough, the visitors won the battle to gain community bragging rights.

Despite a 5-25 record, Hollins has young roster that got better and better as the season went on and will be able to draw on their experiences; every player on the roster has eligibilty to return next season.


Lauren Hays '15 finished eighth in the ODAC with 73 total blocks. The junior from Saginaw, Texas, also placed in fifth in Solo Blocks (19) and tenth in Assisted Blocks (54). Lauren was ranked 18th with 226 kills and 13th in the league with 2.54 kills per set played.

Lela Moore '16 finished her season seventh in the conference with 610 assists. The sophomore setter also ranked eighth in the ODAC with 5.98 assists per set. Moore led the team in assists, service aces, and was fourth in digs.


2012 Season Highlights » (PDF)