Volleyball Team Wins SLIAC Championship for the First Time in 21 Years

By Riley Driscoll, Sports Information Graduate Intern

On Nov. 9, the Westminster volleyball team made history by defeating the MacMurray Highlanders in four sets to claim their first St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament title since 1998.

Senior Ashley Kistaitis was named the tournament MVP, while fellow senior Teresa Becker and freshman Eryka Wanyonyi earned spots on the All-Tournament Team.

The victory earned the Blue Jays an automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament. They will face regional host the University of Chicago on Nov. 15 in the first round.

Read about the championship match here.

Prior to loading onto the bus for their drive to the University of Chicago yesterday, the Westminster Blue Jays volleyball team posed for a photo in the Historic Gym. Faculty and staff members greeted the team with refreshments and cheers before they exited the building.






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Sarah Rummel Backer is a Media and Content Strategist at Westminster College in Fulton, MO. A 1992 graduate of the College, Sarah has more than 20 years of experience in marketing and strategic communication in the areas of higher education, medicine, agriculture, and the private business sector.