2019 OCCAC Volleyball News

  • Owens Volleyball Wins Back-to-Back National Championships
    November 16, 2019
    It took Owens Volleyball head coach Sonny Lewis 18 seasons to win his first national championship. It took just 371 days to win his second. The Express swept their way to the program's second consecutive national championship on Saturday evening, defeating conference rival Columbus State for the fifth time this season.
  • OCCAC Announces 2019 Annual Volleyball Awards
    November 04, 2019
    Volleyball stand-outs from the 2019 regular season were recognized by the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference on Monday, Nov. 4, as the league released it yearly accolades and All-OCCAC honorees list. Owens’ Tyriana Settles and Sonny Lewis headline the group as the league’s Player of the Year and Coach of the Year, respectively.
  • Holbrook, Diamond Snag Final 2019 Weekly Volleyball Honor
    October 28, 2019
    The 10th and final recognition for OCCAC Volleyball Players of the Week in 2019 goes to Hallie Holbrook (Sinclair) and Bobby Diamond (Columbus State). Holbrook is a first-time honoree while Diamond nabs her third this season and sixth of her career.
  • Billings, Pothast Earn Player of the Week Honors
    October 21, 2019
    Heavy contributors both offensively and defensively, Sarah Pothast (Edison State) and Vanecia Billings (Lorain County), were awarded for their dual efforts from Oct. 14-20 and named the OCCAC Players of the Week. Both are first-time volleyball winners (Pothast is a two-time honoree for women's basketball as a two-sport performer).
  • Diamond & Sicking Pile On Another Weekly Award
    October 14, 2019
    Elizabeth Sicking (Sinclair) and Bobby Diamond (Columbus State) are the OCCAC Volleyball Players of the Week for Oct. 7-13. Both are repeat performers from earlier this season and as freshmen in 2018.
  • Brown, Ruffin Stick Out Above the Rest
    October 07, 2019
    October represents the final month of OCCAC Volleyball’s regular season. Annayia Ruffin (Cuyahoga) and Rebecca Brown (Owens) started it off with a bang, each snagging OCCAC Player of the Week honors.
  • Settles, Sicking Back in the Victory Circle
    September 30, 2019
    Tyriana Settles (Owens) and Elizabeth Sicking (Sinclair) are no strangers to earning recognition from the league office, combining for seven of a possible 12 OCCAC Volleyball Player of the Week honors in the season’s first month and a half after both receiving the distinction once again on Sept. 30.
  • Latest Volleyball Players of the Week
    September 23, 2019
    A milestone-reaching performance from Columbus State’s Audrey Jenkins was accompanied by OCCAC Player of the Week accolades while Elizabeth Sicking from Sinclair brought home her third weekly league award through five weeks of the 2019 season. Jenkins recorded the 1,000th assist of her career and Sicking now owns eight OCCAC Player of the Week recognitions.
  • Ruffin & Settles Pick Up Weekly Distinction
    September 16, 2019
    A pair of six-rotation freshman outside hitters earned OCCAC Volleyball Player of the Week recognition for Sept. 9-15 when Annayia Ruffin (Cuyahoga) and Tyriana Settles (Owens) were announced as the D-II and D-III recipients, respectively, on Monday (Sept. 16). Settles picks up her second weekly accolade of the young season.
  • OCCAC Volleyball Players of the Week
    September 09, 2019
    Columbus State and Sinclair representatives earned OCCAC Player of the Week honors for the second straight week. Elizabeth Nicole Sicking repeats as the D-II winner while Cougar libero Tate Rybarczyk brings home D-III accolades.
  • Diamond, Sicking are Back in the Limelight
    September 03, 2019
    Elizabeth Nicole Sicking (Sinclair) and Bobby Diamond (Columbus State) were named the OCCAC Volleyball Players of the Week on Tuesday (Sept. 3), both adding to their plentiful collection of conference weekly awards corralled as freshmen in 2018.
  • New Season, Same Prestigious Weekly Awards!
    August 26, 2019
    The 2019 Ohio Community College Athletic Conference volleyball season began with a two-day appetizer of competition over the weekend of Aug. 23-24. Two OCCAC student-athletes, Whitney Pleiman (Edison State) and Tyriana Settles (Owens), stood out above the rest and were bestowed the league’s first Player of the Week adulation for ’19.