The Pitt State volleyball team ended the 2010 season on a high note with a three-match win streak capped by a 3-2 (20-25, 25-23, 17-25, 26-24, 15-8) victory over Southwest Baptist in November.
Three Pittsburg State volleyball players earned All-MIAA honors. Senior Cassie Wilson earned third-team honors, while senior Molly Bergkamp and junior Corrine Stringer were selected as honorable mention players.
Wilson has spent four years in the Gorilla program, three of those years as the team’s libero. She finished third on the program’s all-time career digs list with 1,889 digs. Her 616 digs this season also rank as the sixth best single season performance in school history. She played in all 130 sets for the Gorillas this season averaging 4.74 digs per set. She also led the team with 28 service aces.
Stringer led the Gorillas with 2.92 kills and 3.33 points per set this season. She hit at a .220 clip, which was second on the team. She put down 58 total blocks on the season, including 21 solo blocks. She also averaged 2.13 digs per set and had 13 service aces. Stringer has 812 career kills which ties for 10th on the Pitt State all-time list.
Bergkamp was second on the Gorilla squad with 2.25 kills, 3.24 digs and 2.58 points per set this season. Her production picked up at the end of the season and she was named the MIAA Player of the Week on Nov. 8 after a big weekend against Washburn and Emporia State. Bergkamp also contributed 19 service aces and 39 blocks on the season.
Pitt State finished the season with a 14-18 overall record and a 7-13 record in MIAA play. The team graduated three seniors, Cassie Wilson, Molly Bergkamp and Riann Deere, but will return six players who have started 10 or more matches on the season and three more players that saw action in over half of the team’s matches.