The Tornados finished the year with a 16-15 overall record.
BC Volleyball 2007 Season in ReviewNovember 20, 2007 BC Volleyball 2007 Season in Review
Brevard, N.C. – The Brevard College volleyball team had a great 2007 season in which they set new records and overcame a number of obstacles, as they faced a challenging schedule in completing their transition to NCAA Division II and the South Atlantic Conference.
The Tornados finished their 2007 season with an overall record of 16-15, with two of those victories coming over strong SAC teams.
Brevard entered 2007 with high expectations, as the Tornados were returning most of its roster from a year ago, including senior Marquessa Chappell who missed the 2006 season with a shoulder injury.
After falling in their opening match of the season, Coach Skeffington’s squad went on an on eight match winning streak in which the Tornados won 24 of 28 games along the way. BC would go on to win eight more matches on the year, with two of those victories coming over SAC foes Mars Hill and Lenoir-Rhyne.
Sophomore middle hitter Brooke Seaman (Spring Hill, FL) ended the year leading the Tornados in kills with 455, averaging 4.14 kills per game. Senior co-captain Marquessa Chappell (Lake Toxaway, NC) was second on the team with 406 kills for the year.
Junior setter and co-captain Jami Perry (Greer, SC) dished out 1,124 assists for the season, averaging 10.22 assists per game on the season. Perry also led the Tornados with 44 serving aces for the year.
Defensively, senior libero Brittany Holliday (Hendersonville, NC) recorded 559 digs on the season, averaging 5.08 digs per game in controlling the back row for the Tornados. Seaman paced the Tornados with 127 total blocks, while freshman Kirstan Carlson (Columbia, SC) was second on the team with 68 total blocks.
This season was also a season of records, as seniors Brittany Holliday and Marquessa Chappell both etched their names into the Brevard College Volleyball career record book. Early in the season, Holliday became the All-Time Career Leader in Digs at BC, surpassing the previous record of 1,584 digs held by Maegan Bodiford. Holliday’s career total of 2,063 digs is now the new record at Brevard College. Not to be outdone Marquessa Chappell became the All-Time Career Leader in Kills this season, as her career total of 1,613 kills surpassed the old record of 1,559 kills set by Sandy Tabor.
While the Tornados will lose four senior starters in Kalli Gibson, Jessica Whitmire, Chappell and Holliday in 2008, Coach Skeffington will look to the experience of her younger players to step up and perform well while also continuing to build on the progress that the Tornados made in 2007.