Notre Dame coach honored for 1,400 wins

NDP volleyball coach Betty Wroubel honored by national organization for hitting win milestone.

Last year, NDP's Betty Wroubel earned the American Volleyball Coaches Association's 2016 Victory Club Award for 1,300 wins. There was little doubt she'd hit the next milestone, 1,400 wins, this season, and she and her Irish volleyball team did not disappoint as Notre Dame helped their head coach hit that mark in early October after defeating Regina High School.

Last week, at the American Volleyball Coaches Association Convention held in Kansas City, Missouri, NDP's Wroubel was formally presented the 2017 AVCA Victory Club Award by AVCA executive director Kathy DeBoer for getting to 1,400 wins.

Now, she's looking at 1,500 likely very soon as the Irish, which steamrolled through the 2017 season to win a Class B state championship — Wroubel's third — and finished the season with a No. 8 national ranking, are well-positioned for a repeat. 

Just ask Gabi Shilling.

“I think this team can be amazing next year,” said NDP senior Shilling, who was one of the team's major contributors throughout this past season. “You have a lot of key players returning and a lot of good hitters. It really comes down to how hard they work, but they definitely will have the talent to repeat.”

Fingers crossed!

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