MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – Georgia College Volleyball and head coach Gretchen Krumdieck are set to take on the 2019 season, beginning with a home tournament this weekend.
The Bobcats will play three matches in two days in the Centennial Center, including Friday night's Tailgate Tour event. GC Volleyball battles Tusculum University at 7 p.m., with tailgating starting at 5 p.m. Saturday brings matches against Limestone College and Lindenwood University.
Junior Libby Bochniak (Marietta) returns after picking up All-Peach Belt Conference (PBC) and PBC All-Tournament honors in 2018. Bochniak will look to seniors Emily Crowell (Horseheads, New York) and Nicole Cohen (Atlanta) to keep the Bobcats at an elite spot as one of the top programs in the region.
Also back are lead defenders in libero Jordyn Moellering (Cumming) and middle blocker Emma Boughner (Bogart). Moellering is third in program history in digs, despite only being a junior. Classmate Boughner 101 total blocks ranks second in GC history.
In 2018, the Bobcats took runner-up honors at the PBC Championship for the second-straight season. They also made their second-straight appearance in the NCAA Regional, advancing to the second round of the tournament.
The Bobcats get the season started Friday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. against the Tusculum Pioneers. Georgia College was slotted fifth in the Preseason PBC Coaches Poll.
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