The Oakland Community College volleyball team won their first ever MCCAA volleyball championship on Saturday with a five set win over Muskegon Community College at Jackson College. Oakland trailed two sets to one before winning set four 25-22. With the Raiders up 7-5, the went on a seven point run before winning the fifth set 15-8.
The fourth ranked Raiders (29-1) advanced to the championship match by defeating Grand Rapids Community College (27-6), 25-19, 21-25, 25-21, 25-20 in the semi-finals. Muskegon (33-4) defeated St. Clair County Community College (27-11) in three sets, 25-16, 25-15, 25-16 in the other semi-final. Grand Rapids defeated Schoolcraft College 3-0 and St. Clair defeated Kalamazoo Valley Community College in the two quarterfinal matches.
This is the first time since 2007 that an Eastern Conference team has won the MCCAA Championship. Since the inception of the MCCAA Tournament in 1998 the Eastern and Western Conference has won the title 8 times each, with St, Clair winning it a record four times.
Oakland CC coach Jeff Stark was named MCCAA Coach of the Year.