Tournament Victories and 500+ Career Wins for Coach Webb Make Season Shine
On October 13, the Wellesley College volleyball team defeated Mount Holyoke College to secure the Seven Sisters Championship title, its 12th overall and third in the last five years. The Blue had a 3-0 record entering the final match of the weekend, but had secured its crown earlier in the day with a 3-1 win over this year's runner-up, Smith College. The Seven Sisters Volleyball Tournament has been contested since 1983.
Earning MVP honors after leading the Blue to the title was junior Sydney Carfagno. She was joined on the All-Seven Sisters team with teammate Caitlin Laughlin. For a full report on the matches and awardees from other teams, check out Wellesley Blue’s website.
With a 4-0 record for the weekend, the Blue move to 22-2 on the season—a season which also featured the 500th career wins for Wellesley volleyball head coach Dorothy Webb.
Webb's historic victory came in Wellesley's first match on the final day of the 2013 Brandeis Invitational on September 7, as the Blue swept Rhode Island College 3-0. The team then started the road to her next milestone, by handing Tufts a 3-1 loss in their second match.
Webb's career record now stands at 501-170 for a .747 winning percentage. She is just the 28th Division III head coach to reach the 500-win plateau. Webb currently ranks 17th on the Division III all-time winningest coaches list (by winning percentage) and has the most wins out of any Wellesley College head coach for any sport.
Wellesley is back in action at home on October 15, hosting Clark in a 7 p.m. NEWMAC clash.