Brookhaven Wins 2009 NJCAA Division III Volleyball Championship


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It seems that coach Jason Hopkins is building a dynasty with the Brookhaven College Lady Bears volleyball team. Over the weekend the team won their second straight national championship, their fourth title in the past six years in the National Junior College Athletics Association Division III. The 2009 NJCAA Division III Volleyball Tournament was Nov. 13-14 at the University Center Rochester Sports Center in Rochester, Minn.

Brookhaven College won their latest title by defeating tournament newcomer Madison Area Technical College in four games, 22-25, 25-20, 25-18, 25-19. Madison had defeated top-ranked Rock Valley College, Rockville, Ill., to get into the tournament.

Three Bears players-Katie Schlup, Chelcy Trejo and Sarah Terry-were named to the All Tournament Team and Callie Martin was named Most Valuable Player. Hopkins was named as Coach of the Year.

The team started their season ranked No. 1, and entered the tournament as the top seed, with a perfect record in division play throughout the year. The Lady Bears finished 29-10 overall.


Article courtesy Brookhaven athletics.

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