Soccer, Volleyball Teams Receive Championship Rings

April 03, 2013

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The women’s volleyball team, winners of their fourth straight Little East Conference regular season and tournament titles, had some company at the championship ring ceremony on Monday. The women’s soccer squad also received rings following the team’s first-ever regular season and tournament titles.

“You represent the very best that this university has to offer,” said Vice Chancellor for Athletics and Recreation, Special Programs and Projects Charlie Titus.

Titus also read a statement from Chancellor J. Keith Motley, who was unable to attend the event due to an illness: “We really couldn’t be prouder to have each of you represent us out on the court and the field. And tell your friends on the track team, baseball team, basketball team, and softball team about how much fun this ceremony is, because we want more teams in here every year.”

Before presenting rings to her team, volleyball Head Coach Terry Condon commented on how the players never complained about having to play their home games on the road due to the renovation of the Clark Athletic Center Gym.

“I never heard it, not one time from you guys,” Condon said.

Amy Zombeck, who was named the Little East Conference Coach of the Year for the third time in her career, was able to hand out rings to a team that earned the program’s first regional and national rankings.

“The one thing I will take away from this season is no matter who your opponent was, you never backed down from them, and you never backed down from a challenge,” Zombeck said.

Zombeck said the graduating seniors have left the new and returning players with a tough act to follow, but Titus thinks they and the other Beacons are up to the challenge.

“I know with the type of players and coaches that we have here, that we’ll be hoisting more and more championships every single year,” Titus said.

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