Springfield College’s men’s volleyball team had a solid weekend this past weekend, sweeping a double-header against Baruch and Wentworth. The team knocked off Baruch in five sets before cruising past the Leopards from Wentworth. The Pride are looking towards another NCAA Tournament bid with arguably their youngest team in a long time, and a big reason for that is Nick Ferry. Ferry broke the program’s dig record after posting 26 digs in the two Saturday contests. Ferry now has 926 digs, passing former AVCA Division III National Player of the Year and current professional volleyball player AJ Nally, who totaled 907 digs from 2007-2010.
Q. First off Nick, congrats on breaking the team dig record. Talk about what that means to you.
A. Its is a pretty cool accomplishment, but I don’t get too hung up on individual records. I know this team has a ton of potential and that is where my main focus is. Without a doubt I could not have broken the record without such amazing teammates.
Q. How important was it for the team to get both of those victories and get back on track?
A. It was a very big weekend for us. Anytime we get to put on the jerseys and play great competition it is a good time. Every game is very meaningful going forward for this team because it is another opportunity to get better.
Q. With such a young team, how important is it to get this experience as a team of winning big games?
A. Every game brings different experiences that we can learn from. We may be young, but our potential is through the roof. We try not to think about post-season very much, but the next game or even practice that is ahead of us. I am blessed to be a part of this journey with a great group of guys.
This past weekend, the Springfield College women’s lacrosse team continued their strong open to the season with an 18-5 victory over Roger Williams. Ten of those goals were scored by Michelle Dorsey, who had the game of a lifetime. The junior midfielder from Wibraham, Mass. has now posted 12 goals in two games, including a pair of goals in the season-opening game for the Pride against Eastern Connecticut State University, where Springfield demolished the Warriors, 19-1. Dorsey’s 10-goal mark set a program record for goals in a single game. After falling to Williams College on Wednesday night, the Pride are 2-1 with two convincing victories, and are looking for more as they get out of the starting blocks.
Q. First off Michelle, you scored 10 goals against Roger Williams, an insane amount. How special of a feeling was that?
A. It is an incredible, unbelievable feeling. I honestly would not have been able to pull off a 10-goal game without my teammates. We transitioned well, we set up and got into our plans on attack and capitalized every time we knew we could.
Q. With the season just beginning, it’s a good time to think about expectations. What are you looking for out of this season on a personal level?
A. On a personal level, I am looking to continue to grow as a player, teammate and leader that my teammates can look to always being positive and working hard on the field.
Q. A few games into the season, the team looks really good. How rewarding is that to start off so well, not just as a team, but as an individual as well?
A. It definitely is an unbelievable feeling to start off so well. We knew starting the season we wanted and needed to start off strong and we have done that. We have put in our many hours of practices and time together, and it is reflecting positively on the field.