From start to finish, the 2018 Cyclone volleyball team surprised and amazed anyone who was unsure of their talents and abilities this season. With only a handful of losses, the Cyclones emerged as the NJCAA Region IV champions and finished 10th at the NJCAA Division II Championship.
After coming off a comeback win over Sandburg College earlier in the day, the Cyclones fed off that momentum to earn another five-set victory over North Dakota State College of Science in the NJCAA Division II Volleyball Championship consolation bracket.
Start calling them the champs because the Cyclone volleyball team played exactly how they needed to earn their fifth NJCAA Region IV championship. They’ll head to the national tournament next week in West Virginia.
It was a long weekend (Sept. 14-16) for the fighting Cyclones as they faced five teams in the Waubonsee Community College Tournament. Even after an initial loss, they bounced back to win their remaining four matches.
These Cyclones are good. In their first Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference of the season (Aug. 29), they knocked out nationally ranked (No. 12) McHenry County College Scots, a consistent threat year-after-year.