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O'Leary, Men's Volleyball Claims NCAA Division III Hitting-Percentage Title

Men's Volleyball vs. Carthage Springfield, Mass. - May 2, 2014- Following their third Division III National Championship in as many years, the Springfield College men's volleyball team finished the season with the highest team-hitting percentage in Division III, according to the final NCAA National Rankings.

The Pride posted a .331 hitting percentage this season as it rattled off a 27-8 record and won the NCAA Division III Championship for the third-straight season after sweeping Juniata College, 3-0, on Sunday April 27. The Pride was led by senior middle blocker, Jimmy O'Leary (Reading, Pa.), who finished first overall in the nation in hitting percentage as well, posting 247 kills on 397 attempts, hitting at a .526 clip.

Being the third-straight year Springfield has won the hitting-percentage title, the Pride was the top finisher in front of SUNY New Paltz, who finished the 2014 season hitting .320, Juniata (.304), Rivier (.301) and Carthage (.280). In 2012, the Pride hit .381 in 2012 and .387 just one year ago.

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Charlie Sullivan With eight national championships to his credit, Charlie Sullivan will enter his 16th season as head coach of the men's volleyball team in 2014. In 15 previous years at the helm, Sullivan owns an overall record of 256-158 for a .618 winning percentage. Read more.

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