No. 1 overall seed Texas swept Louisville 3-0 to win the 2022 NCAA Women’s Volleyball National Championship at Chi Health Center in Omaha, Nebraska, on Saturday night. The win gave the Longhorns their third national championship in volleyball and the Big 12 champions did it in style.
Playing in their first NCAA Volleyball Championship game, Louisville was no match for Texas, which came away with a 25-22, 25-14, 26-24 three-set victory –handing head coach Jerritt Elliott a second national title in charge, following his title-winning season in 2012. The Longhorns also won a national title in 1988.
In postseason history, Elliott has appeared in six NCAA Title Matches with Texas and finished as the runner-up four times.
Senior outside hitter Logan Eggleston finished with 19 kills and seven digs for Texas, while Saige Ka’aha’aina-Torres ended with 37 assists in the victory. Zoe Fleck had a team-high 14 Digs for Texas.
Madisen Skinner added 12 kills hitting .407, one ace, and three blocks. Eggleston, Skinner, Saige Ka’aha’aina-Torres, and Asjia O’Neal were all named to the All-Tournament team with Eggleston named the tournament’s MVP.
“She [Eggleston] was unbelievable,” said Cards head coach Dani Busboom Kelly. She was player of the year. She’s been a starter, six rotation starter for Texas for five years. So I’m not shocked.
No. 1 seed Louisville was making its first appearance in the championship and the Cardinals were hoping to give the ACC it’s first-ever national title in volleyball.
Claire Chaussee finished with 12 kills to end with 82 through the NCAA Tournament and added five digs for the Cardinals. Raquel Lazaro led the team with 14 digs and had 28 assists and one ace.
“I’m really proud of this team,” Busboom Kelly after the defeat. “Our senior class is unbelievable what they accomplished. And it’s tough. It’s tough being in this moment and not taking advantage of it. But, again, just really proud of this team and especially our seniors.”