By Chris Schmidbauer, Sports Information Director
Toledo, OH -- On Tuesday December 4, the NJCAA announced its Division III All-American team for the 2018 Volleyball season. The Owens Express were able to place two players on the All-American team.
Michaela Eisenhauer had a dominant season, leading the Express in kills, kills per set. points, and point per set. She also placed second on the team in digs and digs per set. Eisenhauer's numbers rank her third in the country in total kills for the year and she ranked 26th nationally in kills per set. The Castalia, OH native was a significant contributor during the 2017 season as well. She was an All-OCCAC First Team member and she was also a member of the OCCAC All-Freshman Team. She was third on the team in points, points per set, kills, and kills per set. She also played in all 41 matches for the Express. She was a All-OCCAC Academic Team member for the Fall Semester last year too.
Summer Sweeting was one of the top setters in the country statistically. She ranked sixth in the nation in total assists for the year and she finished in the Top 40 for assists per set. She led all of her Owens teammates in both statistical categories for the year. She also became a top server in the country as well. Sweeting finished the year with a team high 91 service aces for the year. That mark also ranked her fourth nationally in that statistical category. Sweeting is a North Fairfield native, who also started all of the team's 41 matches as a freshman a year ago. She has also been a part of OCCAC All-Academic team as well.
Both Eisenhauer and Sweeting received accolades at the post season tournament as well. Eisenhauer was the tournament's Most Valuable Player Award. The sophomore had 19 kills in the national title match to go along with her other 22 kills from the previous two matches. Sweeting was named to the All-Tournament Team. She had 29 assists and two aces in the match. She finished with 70 total assists and eight aced for the tournament.
The two, along with Kennedy Ames, have gone 80-7 during their time at Owens, with two OCCAC Conference titles, a National Runner Up, and National Championship to their credit. They will leave with a 92% winning percentage all time, which ranks them just behind last year's sophomore class all time.