Meet your 2018 Rattler Volleyball Team
OJC’s Volleyball Season Wrap-Up
OJC Volleyball Team Ranked Number 19 in the Nation
The Otero Junior College Rattler Volleyball team finished their 2017/2018 season with a record of 24-7. Making this the 2nd best record in volleyball history at OJC.
“We had a lot of trust in each other, we had a nice rhythm and flowed well together,” said Freshman Setter Brilane Manchego. Not only that, the Otero Rattlers were ranked as high as 19th in the country, reaching the NJCAA polls for 6 weeks in a row. “We had a really great group of girls this season and it was amazing to be a part of the first volleyball team that’s been nationally ranked in school history,” stated Ashley Alfonso one of the Rattlers captains.
Included with the successes of the season; Ema Causevic, Brilane Manchego and Anouk VanNoord made the All-Region Team. The Rattlers dominated this year going into the Region tournament ranked 3rd. Though the season did not end the way the Rattlers wanted, they competed day after day beating some stellar teams.
One of the best memories of the season was beating Western Nebraska in 3 sets at home for the first time in OJC volleyball history. Moving forward, we plan to beat our overall record from last season and make our way to Nationals.