WASHINGTON – Aleksandra Kazala finished with 18 kills and Cheyenne Orsi added 10 kills and five blocks as American University swept Navy, 25-17, 25-14, 25-22, to win the championship match of the Patriot League Volleyball Tournament on Sunday.
The top-seeded Eagles won their 18th straight match and improved to 26-7 overall. The second-seeded Midshipmen fell to 23-8.
Kazala was named the Tournament MVP and joined teammates Kennedy Etheridge and Vela McBride on the All-Tournament Team. Navy's Tara Dotzauer, who had a team-high 10 kills in the final, and setter Patricia Mattingly also were All-Tourney picks.
Lehigh libero Emily Develle and Army West Point middle Rachel Gearon were the other selections on the All-Tournament Team.
American won its 15th volleyball title in its 17 years of membership in the Patriot League. The Eagles extended their record to 30-0 in PL Tournament matches played in Bender Arena. The PL title is AU's fifth straight.
The Eagles earned the Patriot League's automatic-qualifying bid to the upcoming NCAA Tournament. American will learn its next opponent and the site of the match on Sunday, Nov. 26 when the NCAA hosts its selection show.