Best of 2021

2021 marks PressBox’s fifth annual Best Of edition celebrating the top people, performances and moments of the year.

Best Crosstown Champions

It was quite a fall for the local college volleyball community.

In November, UMBC rallied from down two sets against UAlbany to win the America East championship. It was actually the Retrievers’ second conference championship IN THE YEAR, as they had defeated Albany in a five-set thriller back in April to win the COVID-delayed 2020 title.

But they weren’t the area’s only volleyball champs. And they weren’t the only ones to rally from down two sets to win a title. AND they weren’t the only ones to win two titles in one calendar year! Towson had a very similar 2021, beating Northeastern for the spring championship and then coming back against Elon in November.

Photo Credits: Nick Sibol/CAA Sports and Ian Feldmann

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Plus: Check out PressBox’s 2021 Mo Gaba Sportsperson of the Year, Justin Tucker.

Justin Tucker

Issue 272 December 2021 / January 2022

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