The thrill of being able to compete for a National Championship is always amazing, but even more amazing is being a part of a team who is making the trip for the very first time. This was the case for NYIT Freshman and Elevation Volleyball Alum Portia McIntosh in 2015. Her along with the NYIT Bears made history this season with their first Quarterfinal appearance in the NCAA D2 Great 8 in Tampa Florida.
The schools website reports:
"Tampa, Fla. – Closing out a historic run, the NYIT volleyball program competed in the NCAA National Quarterfinal hosted at the Bob Martinez Athletic Center at the University of Tampa Thursday evening. Taking on the South Region winners Palm Beach Atlantic for both teams' first appearance in an Elite 8, the Bears dropped a three-set match (25-21, 25-18, 25-18) to conclude the 2015 campaign at 28-8..."
"NYIT finishes 2015 with several marks in history, earning an East Region finals appearance, an East Region Championship title, and a trip to the program's first Elite Eight Tournament along with a 28-win season, which ties a program best record set back in 2003. "
We are so proud to have been a small part of the path Portia is now on. Congrats from everyone here at Elevation - let her story be something in the back of your mind when you wonder if it is all worth it.
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