NPCC volleyball team earns All-Region honors
North Platte Community College Head Volleyball Coach Alexa McCall has been named as the Region IX Division II Coach of the Year by the National Junior College Athletic Association, and four of her players have been named to the All-Region IX Team.
Those players are Erica Hopping, of Sutherland; Taylor Hansen, of Yuma, Colo.; Peyton Negley, of North Platte; and Ruby Valle, of Weldona, Colo.
Hopping is sitting second in the region for assists per set with an average of 7.91. Throughout the season, she has provided a total of 601 assists, ranking her 17th in the nation.
Hansen has had 207 kills, an average of 2.27 per set, putting her third in the region and 43rd nationally.
Negley is leading the region in kills and is ranked 18th in the nation. She has had a total of 255 kills this season, averaging 2.83 per set.
Valle is number one in the region for digs and is 28th in the nation. She contributed a total of 318 digs with an average of 3.38 digs per set.
McCall and the players were recognized for their accomplishments after winning the DII Region IX Championship in North Platte on Saturday.
The team as a whole is currently receiving votes in the NJCAA DII volleyball poll. Alysen Daniels of Mullen and Madison Neely of Broken Bow are members of the Lady Knights volleyball team. Daniels is among the team leaders in kills this season while Neely leads the team in service aces according to the latest stats posted on the team’s website.