Faulkner, Eastfield take title

Dublin grad Faith Faulkner (right) holds up the NJCAA National Championship banner.

Dublin graduate Faith Faulkner, who was a leader of the Lady Lions volleyball team throughout her high school career, is now starting for the 2017 National Champion junior college team, Eastfield College in Mesquite. 

With Faulkner’s help, the Eastfield Harvesters won the school’s first ever national volleyball title, when they upset top seed Harper College on on Nov. 11 at the NJCAA tournament in Rochester, Minn.

In the four set win, 25-21, 22-25, 25-21 and 25-17, Faulkner led in blocking with two block assists and added five kills and five digs.

Her coach, Brandon Crisp, said that since Faulkner joined the team last year, they have gone undefeated in the regular season both years, taking third at the national championship tournament last year. 

Faulkner scored 95 aces this season and made 41 block assists. 

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