The Faith Eagles volleyball team has received an at-large bid to play in the NCCAA Division II Women’s Volleyball Championships. The Eagles will play three games in two days as a part of Pool A. The top two teams from each pool advance to the semifinals and finals on Saturday, November 20, 2021.

The Eagles (17-9) enter the tournament as the number five seed. North Region Coach of the Year Lanny Nihart and All-Region players Rachel KleczkaMorgan Stephens, and Makenna Laib lead an experienced and talented Eagles team back to the national stage for the first time since 2003. Their first game will be on Thursday, November 18, 2021, at 11:15 Eastern Standard Time against the number four seed, Johnson University (Tennessee). Their second game in pool play will also be on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time against the number one seed, Bob Jones University. The Eagles’ third game will be on Friday at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time against the number eight seed, Maranatha Baptist University.

Here is all the important information you may need as you follow the Faith Eagles on their quest for a national title!

LIVE VIDEO STREAMING

You can watch each game on the NCCAA Network https://www.nccaanetwork.com/ for a fee (single game pass, tournament pass, or member pass). The NCCAA Network is available on both your desktop and mobile/tablet devices at www.nccaanetwork.com, as well as over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, and Apple TV. In addition, the NCCAA Network is available on the NCCAA App for iOS in the App Store and Android on Google Play. Mobile devices including iPhone, iPad, and Android will work with the default web browser.

IN PERSON

All spectators must purchase an event pass.

3-Day Pass

General Spectator $30

Students (age 12 to college) $25

Senior Citizens (60 and over) $25

Children (11 & under) FREE

 

2-Day Pass

General Spectator $20

Students (age 12 to college) $15

Senior Citizens (60 and over) $15

Children (11 & under) FREE

 

Day Pass

General Spectator $12

Students (age 12 to college) $10

Senior Citizens (60 and over) $10

Children (11 & under) FREE

 

Game One Opponent: Johnson University, Tennessee (19-18; MidEast Region Champions)

Date: Thursday, November 18, 2021

Time: 11:15 a.m. Eastern Standard Time

Location: Kissimmee Civic Center, Kissimmee, Florida

The Royals played a challenging schedule this season as an extremely young team with just one senior on their roster. One of their signature wins came against top-ranked Bob Jones University with a 3-1 win. Johnson defeated Grace Christian and Alice Lloyd on their path to the MidEast Regional championship.

Total Kills: 1407 (1st nationally)

Assists Average: 9.54 (5th nationally)

Blocks Average/Set: 1.56 (3rd nationally)

Service Aces Average/Set: 1.82 (24th nationally)

Opponent Service Aces Average/Set: 1.48 (4th nationally)

Digs Average/Set: 18.35 (2nd nationally)

Players to Watch: Jensen Davis (374 kills; 2nd nationally); Hannah Lukey (999 assists; 1st nationally); Harley Shumaker (105 blocks; 1st nationally) Brianna Connatser (652 digs; 1st nationally)

 

Game Two Opponent: Bob Jones University (27-6; At-Large Selection)

Date: Thursday, November 18, 2021

Time: 4:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

Location: Kissimmee Civic Center, Kissimmee, Florida

The Bruins have won back-to-back-to-back national championships and are looking to join Clearwater Christian and Maranatha Baptist University as the only schools to win four straight. After defeating Pensacola Christian College three times in convincing fashion during the regular season, PCC pulled a huge upset in the South Region, defeating Bob Jones three sets to one.

Total Kills: 1307 (2nd nationally)

Assists Average: 10.3 (1st nationally)

Blocks Average/Set: 1.55 (4th nationally)

Service Aces Average/Set: 2.73 (2nd nationally)

Opponent Service Aces Average/Set: 1.35 (1st nationally)

Digs Average/Set: 15.96 (10th nationally)

Players to Watch: Victoria Glaze (416 kills; 1st nationally); Rachel Pattisall (59 aces; 2nd nationally); Emma Riddle (82 blocks; 3rd nationally)

 

Game Three Opponent: Maranatha Baptist University (13-15; North Region Champions)

Date: Friday, November 19, 2021

Time: 4:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

Location: Kissimmee Civic Center, Kissimmee, Florida

From a wins and loss perspective, this season has not been a typical one for the perennial volleyball powerhouse Sabercats. A convincing march through the North Region, including a 3-0 win over #2 seed Calvary and a 3-1 win over #1 seed Faith brought the Sabercats’ winning streak to four in a row to end the season and it looks like Maranatha is clicking at just the right time.

Total Kills: 1046 (5th nationally)

Assists Average: 9.42 (6th nationally)

Blocks Average/Set: 1.46 (9th nationally)

Service Aces Average/Set: 2.20 (10th nationally)

Opponent Service Aces Average/Set: 2.51 (21st nationally)

Digs Average/Set: 15.11 (15th nationally)

Players to Watch: Mattie Bumpus (270 kills; 4th nationally); Emily Johnson (767 assists; 3rd nationally); Erica Ureke (361 digs; 10th nationally)

 

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