TREVECCA NAZARENE UNIVERSITY
2006-2007 Season Review
Overall: 20-15 TranSouth: 10-6 (3rd of 9)
TranSouth Tournament: beat Lambuth University, lost to Freed-Hardeman, Lyon College
NAIA Scholar-Athlete: Taina Ovchinnikov, Christina Stanley
NAIA Region XI: Brittney Ray
AVCA NAIA All-Region: Brittney Ray
TranSouth Newcomer of the Year: Brittney Ray
All-TranSouth: First Team: Kelly Huff, Taina Ovchinnikov, Brittney Ray Honorable Mention: Christian Stanley, Kimi Coffey
TranSouth Scholar Athlete: Kristen Grogan, Kelly Huff, Taina Ovchinnikov, Christina Stanley
TranSouth Player of the Week: Kelly Huff (three times)
TranSouth Libero of the Week: Kimi Coffey (two times)
All-Indiana Wesleyan Tourney: Brittney Ray
AVCA Academic Honor Roll: 2006-2007 Team
In his 11th season as head coach of the Trevecca volleyball team, Scott Jones led his team back into contention in 2006 for the first time in three years. Following seasons of four and 10 victories respectively, Jones’ Trojans re-emerged as a contending team in the TranSouth.
Trevecca came out of the gate on a three match winning streak, which included victories over new TranSouth foes Bethel College and Mid-Continent University. After dropping matches to Lyon College and UT-Martin, Trevecca got on a roll, winning their next five matches, nearly winning the Asbury College Tournament and running their record to 8-2 on the year. Following a tough, five game, home loss to conference rival Martin Methodist, the Trojans swpet a Saturday tri-match, avenging an earlier loss to Lyon College, and defeating Asbury College in the day’s final match.
As the month of September drew to a close, the Trojans kept playing well, winning three of four matches at the McKendree College tournament, followed by a pair of TranSouth wins against Union and Lambuth to open October’s schedule. Following the Lambuth match, however, the Trojans hit a skid, dropping five consecutive matches, three in sweeps, over the next 12 days. Jones’ team did not give up though, battling back and taking four of the team’s final five regular season matches and heading into the TranSouth tournament as the number three seed.
Trevecca opened the tournament with a thrilling five game victory over Lambuth University, the third Trojan victory over the Eagles on the season. The celebration was short-lived, however, as the Trojans fell to Freed-Hardeman and Lyon College in their next two matches to end their season.
Trevecca ended the season with a 20-15 overall mark and were 10-6 in conference play. It is the sixth time under Scott Jones that the Trojans have eclipsed the 20-win plateau.
Brittney Ray was named the TranSouth Newcomer of the Year, and she was joined on the all-TranSouth first team by teammate Taina Ovchinnikov. Kristen Grogan, Kelly Huff, and Christina Stanley joined Ovchinnikov on the 2006-07 TranSouth all-Academic team as well.
Scott Jones now stands at 203-164 overall in 11 years at the helm. He is by far the winningest coach in the programs’ history.
2007 NAIA Team Rankings
Ranks Number 4 in Division I in Digs per Game (26.390)
Ranks Number 13 in Division I in Assists per Game (13.850)
Ranks Number 16 in Division I in Hitting Percentage (0.267)
Ranks Number 18 in Division I in Kills per Game (14.880)
2007 NAIA Individual Rankings
Brittney Ray Ranks Number 15 in Division I in Kills per Game (4.740)
Kelly Huff Ranks Number 43 in Division I in Assists per Game (10.970)
Brittney Ray Ranks Number 49 in Division I in Digs per Game (5.480)