Dayton, OH – Three members of the 2013 volleyball team were named to the First Team All-OCCAC. Jessica Thobe, Marie Rank and Tara Eades were also named to the First Team All-OCCAC. Carly Butler was named Honorable Mention All-OCCAC.
Sinclair stand-out sophomore Jessica Thobe was named an All-American again for her sophomore season. After a successful season where Sinclair went 34-6 overall and 10-2 in conference play, Thobe's individual play was even more stellar. She was named to the First Team All-OCCAC as well as the OCCAC Player of the Year in 2013, both honors that she was awarded in the 2012 season as well. Thobe was the named the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference Player of the Week for the week ending September 8, 2013.
In 2012 Thobe led the division in kills with 4.72 per set as well as being one of the leaders for kills with a total of 538 on the season. In 2013, she finished at the top of many individual leader categories for conference. Thobe was third in the nation in hitting percentage (.423) as well as third in kills with 590. She finished fourth in kills per set (4.61). Jessica had a career high 31 kills this season against Columbus State where Sinclair dropped the match 3-2. She also had a career high 38 digs against Jackson College in the Regional Tournament. Thobe lead the team in kills with 590 and kills per set (4.61). She was also second on the team in digs with 667 on the season.
Rank was third on the team in kills with 312 for the season as well as recording 254 digs. Eades led Sinclair in assists with 1061 while also racking up 360 digs. Butler led the team in digs with 701.
Conference results can be found at http://occac.org/sports/wvball/index
National results can be found at http://www.njcaa.org/sports_news.cfm?sid=33&divid=2&gender=w&slid=17