LIMA â€" The big names keep adding up on the University of Northwestern Ohio volleyball team. The Lady Racers and coach Kevin Kitchen recently signed Ellie Comes, a libero who is transferring from Owens Community College.
Comes was named to the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II All-American honorable mention list as a sophomore, only the third player in Owens history to reach that level. She is the Expressâ€™ career leader in digs, totaling 1,882 in her two seasons.
She is a two-time first-team All-Ohio Community College Athletic Conference selection, a two-time first-team All-Region XII pick and a two-time All-Region XII Tournament selection.
â€śShe fits in perfectly with her relentless attitude defensively,â€ť Kitchen said. â€śShe just raises the level of our ball control and defense. Sheâ€™s just a great kid.â€ť
In her two seasons, Owens had an 87-14 overall record and a 23-1 mark in the conference. The team won two conference titles, a Region XII crown and one runners-up Region XII finish. They went 45-5 last season.
â€śI just want to better their (UNOH) program and make a difference,â€ť Comes said.
Information from the Owens Community College Sports Information Department was used in this report.