The Eagles Volleyball season ended last week with a loss to Colgate University at the National Invitational Volleyball Championship. This was easily one of the most successful seasons the program has ever had, reaching the tournament for the very first time, and matching the overall program record of 20 regular season wins. The program really seems to have turned around under head coach Jason Kennedy, as all of this success comes in just his second year with the program.
This season the Eagles swept at the UCONN challenge, started ACC play with a five game win streak, and, again, made the NCAA tournament for the first time. Especially impactful were the seniors, Jane DeJarld, Sophie West, Jill Strockis, Carly Kutschke, Cat Balido, and Madison Morrison, will be missed next season. Balido has the highest season high kills of all the sides, with 19 kills. Strockis and Morrison are tied for the second highest season high digs stat on the team, with 17 digs in one match, along with junior Madison McKnight. Strockis was also awarded Eagle of the Week for her performance against NC State on November 30. DeJarld has a total of 19 double-doubles, higher than the rest of the graduating class. While it will be a loss, the Eagles still have many promising players, including Amaka Chukwujekwu, who holds a single-match high of three solo blocks, and two service aces, the latter she achieved three times so far in her career.
Overall, Boston College Volleyball has had an incredible season that improved from last year, and looks to do so again next year. If the program continues with this trajectory, they should have no problem making the tournament again in 2020.