Rachel Buckley captures tournament MVP honors
Rachel Buckley earns tournament MVP honors
NC State earns first sweep of 2014 season
The Wolfpack will play eight sets during the day-long event.
The two squads both went 6-2 in Saturday's nine-team tournament, hosted at Reynolds Coliseum. Sophomore Morgan Cormier had 27 kills and junior Alesha Wilson had 11 blocks.
2013: Redshirted the season after suffering a season-ending injury in preseason practice
2012: Played in 22 of the team's matches as a freshman ... Appeared in 63 of the team's 122 sets ... Posted season-highs in kills and blocks in the match against UNCW with 13 and seven, respectively ... She was rewarded for her efforts with the ACC Freshman of the Week Award on Sept. 17 ... Recorded 21 digs and 39 blocks on the season ... Finished the season with 99 kills, one assist and a service ace
Prep: Well-decorated prep middle blocker who played for coach Kelly Drobek at Cathedral Catholic High School in San Diego ... First-team Division III all-state selection and all-state championship tournament selection in 2011 ... Had 449 kills, 35 aces, 121 blocks, 203 digs, 22 assists and 3.8 kills per game as a high school senior ... Led team to a 36-4 record as a senior ... Cathedral Catholic won three California Division III state titles during Cormier's career ... Three-time MaxPreps Player of the Week ... 2011 Nike Tournament of Champions most outstanding player ... 2010 Santa Barbara Tournament of Champions all-tournament team ... Ranked 14th best player in California and 37th best recruit in the nation by MaxPreps