Three members of the Mount Vernon Nazarene College women's volleyball team will be honored prior to the team's American Mideast Conference match against the University of Rio Grande on Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m.
Seniors Jai Holland, Scarlett Habrun, and Amy Shearrow have led the Lady Cougars to an overall record of 168-33 (.836 winning percentage) over the past four seasons. MVNC has won two AMC titles and finished as the conference runner-up once. With a victory over Rio Grande, these three players would become the first class to win three conference titles during their careers.
Holland, an outside hitter from Mount Vernon, Ohio, has played in 27 games this season. The former Mount Vernon High School product has compiled eight aces, 10 kills, and 55 digs so far this season. For her career, she has averaged nearly one kill per game.
"Jai has been a real asset to our team," said head coach Paul Swanson. "Her personality, spiritual maturity, and play have helped us in many ways. It is great to have a positive, intelligent, and eager player ready to go."
Habrun, a middle hitter from Millersburg, Ohio, has played in 118 games this season. The former All-Ohioan at West Holmes High School has recorded 25 aces, 30 assists, 98 blocks, 212 digs, and 268 kills. Earlier this season, she was named to the Wazie Invitational All-Tournament Team.
For her career, Habrun has compiled 869 kills and 584 digs. She also ranks sixth in school history in career blocks with 517.
"Scarlett has been a very productive player for us," said Swanson. "Despite being outsized at middle hitter, she has steadily outplayed most of the middle hitters that she faces. Her intelligence and determination make her a great competitor."
Shearrow, an outside hitter/backrow specialist from Centerburg, Ohio, has played in 124 games this season. The former Centerburg High School standout leads the team with 41 aces and a .976 serving percentage. She has also posted 101 assists and 280 digs.
For her career, Shearrow has compiled 1,361 digs which ranks her sixth on MVNC's career digs list. She is also fourth with 2,221 serve attempts, and she holds the Lady Cougars' career record for best serving percentage at 98.3 percent.
"Amy is a joy to be around," said Swanson. "She has helped us both on and off the court. Her never-ending hustle, her constant enthusiasm, and her continuing support of her teammates makes a huge difference for our team."
"This is a great group of seniors," Swanson added. "They are very successful people, and that has helped us to be a very successful team. Their improvement in individual skills and their commitment to the team really stands out."