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Volleyball CelebrationBerry players and fans celebrate the Vikings’ stunning come-from-behind victory over Covenant College in the second round of the NCAA Division III Atlanta Regional. Photo courtesy of Jack Lewis.

Football Celebration

Senior Antonio White Jr. hoists the SAA championship trophy as Berry celebrates a perfect 10-0 regular season. Photo by student photographer Matt McConnell.

Historic success in volleyball and football provided a spectacular climax to fall semester for Berry’s intercollegiate athletics program. Caitlyn Moriarty (14G) and Tony Kunczewski each earned conference and regional Coach-of-the-Year recognition after leading their respective teams to Southern Athletic Association championships and NCAA Division III national playoff appearances.

Powered by the All-American trio of Hannah Kate Thompson, Carson VanCampen and Emily Hancock, the volleyball Vikings finished a perfect 14-0 in conference play – a first in SAA history – dominated the SAA tournament and advanced to an NCAA Division III regional final, another program first. Their final win total (30) represents a new high for Berry volleyball in the NCAA era.

The football team also claimed perfection in conference play, led by two-time All-American and 2017 D3football.com National Defensive Player of the Year Mamadou Soumahoro and many other All-Conference and All-Region performers. The Vikings defeated Huntingdon College in the first round of the national playoffs before a hard-fought loss to Division III power St. Thomas of Minnesota capped an 11-1 finish, the best in Berry history.

The softball Vikings also swept the SAA last spring, winning regular-season and postseason titles, giving Berry three unbeaten conference champions in 2017.

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Brazil Tour 2015

From left, Mika Robinson, Hannah Kate Thompson and Caitlyn Jansen.

Mika Robinson set aside her duties as Berry women’s volleyball coach for a few days this summer to provide leadership for the USA D-3 volleyball team during its Brazil Tour 2015. The team – consisting of All-American, All-Region and All-Conference players from across NCAA Division III – played five matches in four different cities during the 10-day tour, concluding their visit in the shadow of the famed “Christ the Redeemer” statue in Rio de Janeiro. Also representing Berry were assistant coach Caitlyn Jansen (14G) and rising sophomore Hannah Kate Thompson.

Visit the Berry volleyball blog to read more about their experiences.

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