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OJC Press Release ID: 2593

Monday, November 14, 2016

OJC Volleyball season wrap up

On November 3, the Lady Rattler volleyball team started the Region IX South tournament, looking to win a Region Title. Unfortunately, they fell to a tough team from Northeastern Junior College and finished third.

Although the team finished lower than anticipated, four girls received awards that lifted spirits. All Region awards were voted on by coaches, based on the players that had outstanding seasons. All Tournament players were selected by Otero Head Coach Jordan Willis, Assistant Coach Rachel Weiland, and Athletic Director Gary Addington.  These players were chosen based on their play only in the Region IX Tournament.

Sophomore Libero Abbey Wehrman was selected for both the All Region and All Tournament teams. Throughout the season she earned 707 digs, and achieved well over her 1000th career dig. Wehrman averaged 4.91 digs per set and helped the team’s hitters by giving them 66 assists. Her efforts also placed her a projected sixth in the nation for total digs.

Sophomore Middle Blocker Karina Erreguin was also selected for both the All Region and All Tournament teams. Erreguin finished in the national top 25 for both solo and total blocks. Throughout her final season at Otero, she earned 375 kills, averaging 2.72 kills per set. Defensively she earned 39 solo blocks and 89 block assists. Erreguin also proved her chops in the back row, keeping the ball alive numerous times with 127 digs.

Freshman Outside Hitter Beatriz Souza was selected as an All Region player. Souza was first in the nation in total hitting attempts, and registered 475 kills. She averaged a .220 hitting percentage. She was a huge defensive threat as well, earning 557 digs and 58 total blocks.

Freshman Middle Blocker Melissa Rodriguez was nominated for All Tournament. She had a strong showing in the five matches Otero played in. Rodriguez hit a 0.239 and had 22 total blocks in 3 days. Throughout the season, she registered 97 blocks and 224 kills on the season.

Congratulations to these ladies for all their hard work. Go Rattlers! 

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Sophomore Libero, Abbey Wehrman, was selected for both the All Region and All Tournament teams

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Karina Erreguin, middle blocker for the Lady Rattlers, was also selected for both All Region and All Tournament teams.