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Volleyball Championship Photo

The Lady Bears stand proudly behind the DCCCD Board of Trustees after winning their fourth national title.

Release Date Nov. 16

Volleyball Championship Photo

The Lady Bears hold their national championship
trophy.

Volleyball Championship Photo

Coach Jason
Hopkins

It seems that Coach Jason Hopkins is building a dynasty with the Brookhaven College Lady Bears Volleyball Team. Over the weekend, team members won their second straight national championship, their fourth title in the past six years in the National Junior College Athletics Association Division III. The 2009 NJCAA Division III Volleyball Tournament was Nov. 13-14 at the University Center Rochester Sports Center in Rochester, Minn.

Brookhaven College won its latest title by defeating tournament newcomer Madison Area Technical

Volleyball Championship Photo

The 2009 Brookhaven College
Lady Bears won their fourth
national title.

Volleyball Championship Photo

Athletic Director
Lynne Levesque

College in four games, 22-25, 25-20, 25-18, 25-19. Madison had defeated top-ranked Rock Valley College, Rockville, Ill., to get into the tournament.

"It is very inspiring to see such a cohesive team and these young women also are successful academically, I'm proud to add," said Dr. Richard D. McCrary, interim president of Brookhaven College, who made the trip to Minnesota for this anticipated win.

Three Bears players-Katie Schlup, Chelcy Trejo and Sarah Terry-were named to the All Tournament Team and Callie Martin was named Most Valuable Player. Hopkins was named as Coach of the Year.

The team started its season ranked No. 1, and entered the tournament as the top seed, with a perfect record in division play throughout the year. The Lady Bears finished 29-10 overall.






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