The tournament started with Anoka-Ramsey beating Hibbing Community College in three games (25-23, 21-25, 25-16) and Itasca Community College (11-25, 25-17, 25-17). Ultimately, the team lost to tournament champions Rochester Community and Technical College (15-25, 25-22, 24-26) and to Minnesota State Community and Technical College-Fergus Falls in the first playoff round (22-25, 23-25, 27-25, 17-25).
"This was the team's third straight season earning a place at the MCAC State Tournament," says Head Coach, Drew Rongere. "We finished the regular season with a third place finish in the MCAC Southern Division. Our southern division record was 4-6 and our overall record was 14-15, with 13 of our loses coming against nationally ranked teams and teams that play in a higher division."
Playing the entire season with only six players and still qualifying for the tournament, drew attention and the efforts of three players were recognized at the MCAC banquet: Jordan Noska was named First-Team All-MCAC Southern Division; and Sarah Smith and Becky Schoenecker were both named Second-Team All-MCAC Southern Division. More awards are anticipated, including All-MCAC, All-Region and All-American.
Rongere was also recognized with the MCAC Southern Division Co-Coach of the Year award, which he received along with Carolyn Bell from Rochester Community and Technical College.
Women interested in the Anoka-Ramsey Community College women's volleyball, can call 763-433-1109 or fill out a prospective athlete questionnaire