MVB: Early and quick success leads to boosted team morale

After coming off of a 9-22 season, the Colonels already have more wins than last season after only being 13 games into the season.

Wilkes’ most recent wins include 3-2 over Widener College, 3-0 over Bryn Athyn and a 3-1 win over John Jay College this past week.

The young team this season seems to have clicked early on under the leadership of two seniors, Casey Shipman and Zachary Shay.

Shay leads the team with 352 assists, adding to their 523 overall kills. Shipman follows Shay with 53 assists.

Junior Jackson Shafer’s 143 kills leads the team in scoring, equalling out to a colossal 167.5 points. He also recorded the single-match kills record at Wilkes with 22 to lead the Colonels to a five-set win over Widener.

Junior Paul Binner follows with 98 kills and 135.0 points.

“The energy in practice and games has been fantastic this year,” said Shafer. “We have been a much tighter team this year and continue to develop chemistry and trust within ourselves.”

The Colonels will travel to Wilson College tomorrow and then head over to Messiah College on Saturday for their two matchups this week.