UMBC volleyball’s Emily Ferketic proving adept using math to explain black holes and blocking opposing hitters

Written by on November 28, 2023

Emily Ferketic doesn’t have to be an astrophysicist to play volleyball at UMBC. But she can do both.

Ferketic, a 6-foot-2 opposite hitter, has averaged 1.1 kills per set and totaled 18 blocks while starting the past three matches for the Retrievers (17-7), who captured their fourth straight America East championship and will meet No. 8 seed Southern California (18-12) in the first round of the NCAA Division I Tournament on Friday at 4 p . . .



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