GLASSBORO, NJ - Seniors Emma Cormican, Lauren Horbacewicz and Tori Mock have been named the tri-captains of the 2020-21 Rowan women’s volleyball team, as announced by head coach Deana Jespersen.
Cormican will serve as a Rowan co-captain for the second year in a row. She appeared in 27 matches last season at defensive specialist/libero for the NJAC runner-up Profs, collecting 199 digs and 10 service aces. A mathematics/secondary education major from Wallingford, PA (Strath Haven), Cormican has been named a Rowan Scholar-Athlete for three consecutive years.
A middle hitter from Toms River, NJ (Toms River East), Horbacewicz started 29 matches and was the team’s leader in total blocks with 81, while ranking fourth in the conference. The psychology major earned NJAC All-Academic Honorable Mention in 2019 while also being named a Rowan Scholar-Athlete of Distinction.
Mock was the Profs’ starting setter in 2019, leading the team with 1,042 assists and ranking third in the NJAC. She also totaled 264 digs, which was third best on the team and posted three matches with 50-plus assists. The senior biochemistry major from Chadds Ford, PA (Archmere Academy), received NJAC All-Academic Honorable Mention last year and was recognized as a Rowan Scholar-Athlete of Distinction.
“As a trio, Emma, Lauren and Tori have always been at the heart of the team’s energy and have done that since they were freshmen. They are enthusiastic and full of light and love for this team and as a group, have demonstrated understanding, empathy and laughter at the times we’ve needed it,” said Jespersen. “They know how to fire this team up, to get them to play hard and make the other members of the team feel enthusiasm for each other and the game. Emma, Lauren and Tori have always had realistic goals for the team and have the ability to motivate the others with positivity and hard work. Their positive energy is contagious for everyone around them, and I’m looking forward to having Emma, Lauren and Tori lead the team this year.”
Rowan went 19-15 and 7-1 in the conference last season and reached the NJAC Championship match. The Profs also earned their first-ever regional ranking in the New York region.