Seward County Community College sophomore, Janete Ferreira, has broken the most prolific offensive record in the Seward County volleyball all-time record books. Ferreira, a dominating 6’0” outside hitter from Sao Paulo, Brazil, collected a team-high 16 kills on Wednesday night to help Seward County defeat Pratt Community College on the road 30-21, 32-30 and 30-23, as she became the programs all-time single-season kills leader. Ferreira and the fourth-place Lady Saints improve to 19-23 overall and 3-3 in the Jayhawk West Conference.

Ferreira’s 563 kills breaks the single-season kills record that Luana Cavalcanti set in 2004, during her sophomore season. Cavalcanti marked 556 kills and later that season was named an NJCAA First Team All-American.

The Lady Saints played a well-balanced match against Pratt (11-19, 1-6) with five players recording five or more kills, five players tallying a block and four players totaling six or more digs.

Ferreira was the star Wednesday night. Besides breaking the all-time kills record, she also tied for the team-high with nine digs and recorded three blocks and one service ace. Sophomore right side hitter, Juliana Nascimento, led the team with five aces and chipped in 11 kills, six digs, one assists and one block.

Other Lady Saints who played strong were Jenny Schwier (eight kills and nine digs), Trisha Keahey (six blocks and five digs) and Jennifer Noel (10 kills, two blocks, one assists, one ace and one dig).

Freshman setter, Alex Droogsma, continues her pursuit of becoming the all-time single-season assists leader as she moved past another former Lady Saints player on the all-time list last night. Droogsma recorded a team-high 42 assists, improving her season total to 1,523, moving her into third-place and passing Joella Zubia (1,487) in the all-time record books. Next on the list for Droogsma is former SCCC All-Conference and All-Region VI setter, Shelby Smith, who posted 1,545 assists in 1999, when the Lady Saints finished the season 52-2 overall and 5th in the NJCAA National Tournament.

Seward County will be at home on Wednesday, October 25 for sophomore recognition night against Butler Community College (20-17, 2-4) at 6:30 p.m. at the Green House.