NCCU Volleyball's Matthews leads NCAA in kills


October 23, 2006

DURHAM, NC - North Carolina Central University junior outside hitter Shari Matthews continues to the lead  the NCAA in total kills (769) and kills per game (6.35).

 Shari Matthews

Matthews, a native of Bridgetown, Barbados, now holds NCCU records for kills  in a match (42) and kills in a single season (769). In fact, among all colleges and  universities in NCAA Division I, II and III, Matthews ranks second in kills per game.

Matthews, a five-time Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Player  of the Week, is second on NCCU and in the NCAA in total service aces (91) and is second on the team in total digs (414). Matthews leads the CIAA and ranks ninth in  the NCAA in aces per game (0.85) and eighth in hitting percentage (0.399).

NCCU senior utility player Latoya Tate leads the NCAA in total service aces (95)  and her 0.79 aces per game rank No. 6 in the NCAA.

The 95 service aces recorded  by Tate, rank second in school single-season history.

The 91 service aces recorded by Matthews rank third in NCCU single-season  history and her 414 digs rank fourth in school single-season history.