BALTIMORE, Md., November 23, 2014 --- The Hampton University Lady Pirates captured its second consecutive Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Volleyball Championship title on Sunday afternoon with a 3-0 victory over Howard University at the Physical Education Complex on the campus of Coppin State University.
Hampton was led by senior Vendula Strakova with 27 kills and 12 digs and was named the Tournament Outstanding Performer. Krista Krasura added 11 digs, while Kitija Megne recorded 23 assists and 12 digs.
Lady Pirates Head Coach Karen Weatherington was named the Outstanding Coach of the Year.
“Today’s match was thrilling,” Weatherington said. “We knew that it was going to be a very tough match and defended well. I think we just had the mental advantage with the tough schedule and season we’ve had.”
Katherine Broussard paced the Howard offense with 14 kills and 11 digs, while Stephanie Shultis finished with 28 assists. Dominique Cleggett led the Lady Bison with 13 digs. Howard concludes the season with a 20-11 record.
Hampton (21-10) advances to the NCAA Tournament in December. The Lady Pirates will find out their seeding and their opponent on Sunday, November 30 at 9:30 p.m., during the NCAA selection show, which will air on ESPNU.
2014 All-Tournament Team
Kandace Thomas, Coppin State
Ginna Lopez-Chavez, Florida A&M
Pamela Soriano, Florida A&M
Whitney Fields, Howard
Khaila Donaldson, Howard
Krista Kraskura, Hampton
Outstanding Performer: Vendula Strakova, Hampton
Outstanding Coach: Karen Weatherington, Hampton