WASHINGTON, D.C. - It was a historic night for Gallaudet University women's volleyball coach Lynn Ray Boren who celebrated his 200th career victory as head coach of the Bison program as the team defeated cross-town rival Catholic University of America, 3-1, on Tuesday night before a crowd of 510.
After dropping the first set 20-25, the Bison regrouped and took the next three sets by increasingly wide margins (25-18, 25-16, 25-15). Leading the charge up front for the Bison were sophomore outside hitter Kali Frowick (Norfolk, Neb.) and senior middle hitter Jessica Israel (Frederick, Md.) who finished with 19 kills and 13 kills, respectively. Frowick added 24 digs in the win. Sophomore setter Sarah Tubert (Burbank, Calif.) tallied 53 sets and senior outside hitter Ann Whited (Fishers, Ind.) led the team with 27 digs and 13 kills. Senior libero Mari Klassen (White Rock, British Columbia) made several diving stops and kept alive a number of Bison rallies with her relentless play, 20 digs, in a total team effort. Junior Lane Peters (Phoenix, Ariz.) added 11 kills in the victory.
Coach Boren holds a career record of 200-94 (.680 winning percentage) and has guided the Bison to two straight NEAC championships and four NCAA tournament appearances. He has the highest winning percentage of any volleyball coach in school history and trails only the legendary Peg Worthington in total wins. Worthington coached the Bison for 24 seasons (1970-81, 84-97) and amassed an all-time record of 615-305.
GU hosts Lebanon Valley College and University of Scranton this Saturday, Oct. 27, beginning at noon. The Homecoming Weekend matches will be the Bison's final tune-ups prior to the NEAC tournament. The NEAC Tournament will be hosted by Gallaudet University on Nov. 2-3 as the Bison seek their third consecutive championship win.
Gallaudet University Director of Athletics Michael Weinstock presents
Lynn Ray Boren with the game ball
Coach Boren celebrates his 200th career win with his team
The new message boards in the gym salute Coach Boren on his 200th win