The Santa Fe Saints are seeded in the top half of the 2016 NJCAA Volleyball Championships bracket, checking in at #8 and are just hours away from their first round game.  Santa Fe and Western Arizona will match-up on Thursday, November 17 at 3:00 PM EST. Matches can be watched live at www.njcaatv.com.  The tournament is single elimination winner’s bracket, however, there is a consolation bracket for losing teams.

SF will play Arizona Western College, a team that went 25-2 in the regular season, and defeated Eastern Arizona College in the Region I Championship last Friday to earn their spot.  The Matadors started 2016 with a 22-0 record and didn’t take their first loss until October 19.

AWC is led by outside hitter Maria-Fernanda Sandoval who accumulated 312 kills in 88 sets played

Should the Saints win their match against Arizona Western, they will face the winner of #1 Panola College and #16 Hill CC on Thursday, November 17 at 9:30 PM EST.  Panola is coached by former Florida Gator All-American Amber McCray.  McCray learned under the tutelage of Mary Wise and current Santa Fe Head Coach Nick Cheronis.

A full bracket as well as all other tournament information can be found here: http://www.njcaa.org/sports/wvball/2016-17/div1/national_championship/index