Lehman Volleyball Among Nation’s Elite

Published on September 19, 2012, 8:37 pm
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The NCAA has released national statistical leaders for Division III women’s volleyball, and the Lehman Lightning are among the nation’s leaders in serving.

As a team, Lehman is ranked eleventh in all of Division III in service aces, with 103 aces in 29 sets spread across nine matches, a 3.55 aces per set average. Twice this season, Lehman has had at least 20 aces in a match. The season high is 22, against Cooper Union on September 15, 2012, a straight three-set win. Earlier in the season, on September 8, 2012, Lehman recorded 21 against John Jay College, also a three-set sweep.

The Lightning are led by freshman Imani Dubois (Bronx, NY/JP Tarravella), who is tied for 16th in the land with 29 aces in 29 sets, an average of 1.0 ace per set. Junior Besa Zabelaj (White Plains, NY/White Plains) is not far behind, averaging .79 aces per set (23 aces in 29 sets), ranked 43rd.

Dubois had a season-high seven aces on September 11, 2012, a home 3-0 win over Sarah Lawrence. She has had at least one ace in eight of the team’s nine matches.

Zabelaj’s high water mark for this season is six, done against CUNYAC foe Medgar Evers College on September 8, 2012.

Lehman is 4-5 on the season, and 2-1 in the CUNY Athletic Conference. Sitting in third place in the nine member conference, the Blue and Gold will be in action again on Thursday, September 20, 2012, heading to Purchase College for a 7:00 p.m. match.


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