Virginia Beach, VA - The 2018 USCAA D2 National Championships are in the books, and the Johnson & Wales University Volleyball Team are the champions. The Wildcats played the finals on Saturday and took the trophy with a 3-0 victory over Christendom College.
The first set was a dominant JWU showing, with JWU claiming a 25-14 win. The Wildcats (19-14) had to come from behind late in the second set to win 25-23. The comeback sparked JWU going into the third set, as they again won 25-14 to claim the title over the Crusaders (19-11). Toniya Scott continued her dominance with 11 kills and 6 blocks to lead the Wildcats, while Moana Reid had 25 assists and Kendall Watson led the team with 15 digs. This victory concluded a dominating JWU performance at nationals, with the team not dropping a single set the entire tournament.
"I am so excited for this group. Our team remained focused and poised throughout the tournament, and I'm so proud of what they accomplished together. They came to Virginia Beach with a goal and a purpose, and they didn't stop until it was done. I've already been hearing from fans and alumni who are so happy for the program. This is a wonderful day for JWUVB."