DE PERE, Wis. – St. Norbert swept through the tournament field and earned a chance to play in the NCAA Tournament with a 3-0 win over Lake Forest in the championship match of the 2011 Midwest Conference Volleyball Tournament.
St. Norbert swept the Foresters 25-19, 25-15 and 25-16 on its home court. The Green Knights were led by Danielle Remy who had 12 kills and a .385 hitting percentage only committing two errors on the day. Catherine Guido had a game-high 18 digs while Breanne Brocker (16), Lindsay Wiebe (11) and Mary Kate Manion (10) also had double-figure digs. Abby West posted 31 assists to lead all players.
Lake Forest’s Molly McCloskey had 12 kills and 11 digs as the only player to post a double-double while teammate Tia Rupnik (13 digs) was the only other Forester to have more than 10 digs. Tori Drasler and Torie Pasiewicz teamed up for 28 assists as both had 14 each.
St. Norbert also one of three MWC Champions this season which is its 11th in school history while winning the MWC Tournament championship for fourth time.
With the victory the Green Knights earn the Midwest Conference automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. St. Norbert will find out who they will play early next week with times and dates to be determined.