Columbia College volleyball wins American Midwest Conference title

Saturday, November 10, 2012 | 7:19 p.m. CST; updated 11:41 p.m. CST, Saturday, November 10, 2012
The Columbia College women's volleyball team beat Park University on Saturday to win the American Midwest Conference title.

COLUMBIA — The Columbia College women's volleyball team earned its sixth American Midwest Conference title in the past seven years with a 25-21, 25-15, 25-22 victory over Park University on Saturday at the Arena of Southwell Complex.

As AMC champion, Columbia College, ranked No. 3 in the NAIA at 37-1, earns an automatic bid to the NAIA National Tournament set to being Nov. 17 in Sioux City, Iowa.

After the match, the Cougars' Paula Ferreira was named AMC Player of the Year and Setter of the Year, while Elena Berroteran was named Libero of the Year. Kahoriz Feliz and Brooke Simpson also received All-AMC first-team honors.

Carol Berger, Kelly Corkum, Aleah Hayes and Trinity Ojo landed on the honorable mention squad, while Corkum, Ferreira, Hayes, Erin Pavlin and Jordan Reid earned academic all-conference accolades.

Feliz led Columbia College with 16 kills against Park. Berger posted eight kills and Ojo and Simpson had seven apiece. Ferreira led all players with 32 assists and Hayes added a match-high 16 digs.

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