ADRIAN, Mich. – The Bulldogs have announced their captains for the upcoming 2014 women's volleyball season. In 2014, Adrian College will call senior middle hitter Linnea Berriman, junior setter Rachel Wathen and junior setter Nicole Motz their leaders.
Berriman (Lake Orion, Mich.) finished the 2013 campaign with a team-high .273 hitting percentage. Berriman also finished the season with 190 kills, 17 aces, 61 digs and 95 blocks. Berriman was a consistent force as a middle hitter for the Bulldogs in 2013 and will be looked to lead the Adrian attack in 2014.
Wathen (Athens, Mich.) finished 2013 by totaling 51 assists and 79 digs. Wathen reached double digit assists on two separate occasions, including 15 against Albion College (9/7) and hit her season high with 20 digs against Alma College (10/15). Wathen will be looked to for even more contributions in 2014 as she will called upon for on the court performances and leadership.
Motz (St. Johns, Mich.) returns as a captain from 2013 and the team's top returning setter as she totaled 291 assists. Motz averaged 3.64 assists per game while also compiling 99 digs. Motz emerged as a captain as just a sophomore and filled the role well as she was a key contributor throughout 2013. Motz will be looked to as a consistent contributor in 2014 and asked to display her leadership skills both on and off of the court.
Head Coach David Kwan commented about this announcement, "We are really excited to announce our captains for the 2014 season. The three captains for the coming season are three very respected and competitive individuals on our squad. Linnea Berriman is our lone senior, and has shown that she wants to win in this conference. She is an athlete that will push those around her to want to win as well. The other two are juniors Rachel Wathen and Nicole Motz. Both are highly respected on the court as well as off of it. From all three, we are looking for balanced leadership that will help us achieve our goal from the day we stepped back into the gym this spring, and that is to earn our way back into the MIAA tournament, and a shot at going to the NCAA's."