College recognizes the sophomore class of the Men's Volleyball Team
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[March 31, 2016]
- The sophomore class of the Lincoln College Menís Volleyball Team
was recognized Tuesday night as they played their final home match
of the season. Front Row: Alec Esparza and Manuel Benitez. Back Row:
Andrew Martinez, Josue Ramirez, Brandon Anderson, Michael Wesley,
Lukas Kupiec, Adam Krzos, and Alex Robles.
The Lincoln College Menís Volleyball Team won over North Central
College in three exciting games, 26-24, 32-30 and 26-24.
The Lynx program is just in its second year at Lincoln College and
the men are definitely a fun group to watch on the court.
The games featured some pretty monstrous kills from both teams that
drew thunderous applause from the fans. One of the matches even
featured a cartwheel by Robles after he had dived after a ball and
was attempting to get back on his feet, all of which he completed
Head Coach Mark Tippett was overall pleased with the victory despite
his team missing several serves. ďAs far as tonight, we missed a lot
of serves that kept them (North Central) in it. Thatís frustrating
this time of year as a coach. They served worse than we did which
was hard to do tonight. If we had not missed so many serves we would
have won a little more comfortably than we did in the three sets.
Overall, we played a solid match tonight and our sophomores all
contributed, which is a great way to end of up their career here.
Itís nice to get a three set win for them to go out on.Ē
Coach Tippett was also pleased with the success of the program this
year, explaining how the men compete at both a combined level and a
club level. He explained the difference, ďOur record as a combined
team is now 4-7. Those are all matches against four-year varsity
teams. When we play as a combined team, these single matches like
this, typically we are going up against the other teams best varsity
teams. Our record for club is different because we separate into two
teams and we play other university club teams. Our record there is
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The season is not quite over for the men either. They will be heading to
Kentucky for a three-day club tournament. "We are going to the national
tournament this year for club,Ē said Tippett. "Club Nationals is in Louisville
next week. We are in Division II which will have 48 teams total from all over
the country. We took second in our conference so I believe we will get a pretty
high seed for that tournament. We were the highest finish of any Division II
school in our conference for club. The team that beat us was Division I -
University of Missouriís A Team - thatís the only team that beat us in club.Ē
Good luck next week to the men at Club Nationals!