|Year of Graduation:||2002|
The 2002 women's volleyball team established a team culutre that has become the foundation for the women's volleyball program at Mount Ida - Team 1st, Team Pride. Team members included Amy Abo, Dorothy Adams, Jeanette Arnold, Lauren Benson, Lisa Ginetty, Christina Nikolaidis and Kerrie Costello. The 2002 team won the NAC Championship that year and was selected to play in the west bracket of the NCAA tournament, facing Cal State in San Francisco. The dedication and heart of this core group of players set the bar for all teams, beginning a streak of 5 straight North Atlantic Conference Championships.
Amy and Kerrie rotated as right side hitters, Lisa played great defense, Dorothy emerged as an outstanding leader and team captain for all the younger players, and Christina established herself as one of the most dominant players in the conference, en route to being inducted in this Hall of Fame as an individual in 2011. Christina, Jeanette and Dorothy were selected as All-Conference Team members, while Lauren became one of the best servers in the conference, and helped the team become recognized nationally as one of the best serving teams in all of NCAA DIII.