North Eastern Athletic Conference Women’s Volleyball Regular Season All-Conference Selections

North Eastern Athletic Conference Women’s Volleyball Regular Season All-Conference Selections

GANSEVOORT, N.Y. – The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) concluded the women’s volleyball season with the Penn State Berks Nittany Lions capturing the regular season championship after going a perfect 10-0 in conference play (21-7 overall).  The NEAC is proud to announce the regular season award winners and the all-conference selections.  The NEAC consists of 11 women’s volleyball programs and will honor 21 student-athletes on the three all-conference teams as listed below, as well as four individual award winners.

Penn State Berks sophomore Amy Shelton (Birdsboro, Pa.) has been selected as the NEAC Player of the Year.  A four-time NEAC student-athlete of the week selection, Shelton totaled 336 kills (3.90/game) on the season and registered a hit percentage of .364, while also tallying 78 total blocks (57 solo, 21 assisted), 73 digs, 25 serve aces and 14 assists.  In just two seasons at Berks, Shelton has become the school’s all-time career leader in kills, solo blocks and assisted blocks.  Her head coach, Jessie Franko, was selected by her peers as the Coach of the Year after leading the Lions to the regular season conference championship.

The NEAC is also proud to announce two inaugural awards this season.  Keuka College senior libero Hannah Doody (Tully, NY) was selected as the conference’s first-ever Defensive Player of the Year after compiling 358 digs for a team best 4.26 digs per game. Doody won one defensive student-athlete of the week award this season.  Additionally, Gallaudet University freshman middle hitter Kali Frowick (Norfolk, Neb.) has been named the conference’s first Rookie of the Year after being fifth in the NEAC in both kills (344) and hit percentage (.281).  Frowick also registered 44 aces, 44 blocks (15 solo, 29 assisted) and 22 assists while earning two All-Tournament honors and one NEAC student-athlete of the week award this season.

All-Conference Team Selections 

#

Name

College

Year

Position

Hometown

First Team All-Conference

20

Amy Shelton

Penn State Berks

So.

MB

Birdsboro, Pa.

10

Juleah Vedder

SUNY Institute of Technology

Sr.

OH

Dolgeville, N.Y.

12

Sarah Tubert

Gallaudet University

Fr.

S

Burbank, Calif.

1

Kali Frowick

Gallaudet University

Fr.

MH

Norfolk, Neb.

4

Paige Golden

Keuka College

So.

OH

Kent, N.Y.

15

Victoria Young

Penn State Berks

Fr.

DS

Emmaus, Pa.

7

Lauren Heliger

Lancaster Bible College

Jr.

OH

Reading, Pa.

Second Team All-Conference

9

Jessica Israel

Gallaudet University

Jr.

MH

Frederick, Md.

2

Kaitlyn Schmeck

Penn State Berks

Fr.

S

Mertztown, Pa.

2

Taviot Jackowski

SUNY Institute of Technology

So.

S

Lafayette, N.Y.

4

Ann Whited

Gallaudet University

Jr.

OH

Fishers, Ind.

  4

Lauren Donato

Lancaster Bible College

Fr.

OH

East Petersburg, Pa.

8

Brittany Smyder

Keuka College

Jr.

MH

Avon, N.Y.

12

Lauren Harder

Cazenovia College

Sr.

MH

Oneonta, N.Y.

Third Team All-Conference

1

Kaitlyn Harrington

SUNY Institute of Technology

So.

OH

Central Square, N.Y.

12

Kayla Mosser

Penn State Berks

Fr.

MB

Allentown, Pa.

14

Hannah Doody

Keuka College

Sr.

L

Tully, N.Y.

8

Katie Cooper

College of Saint Elizabeth

Fr.

OH

Succasunna, N.J.

10

Devan Curtis

Keuka College

Fr.

OH

Succasunna, N.J.

7

Carla Martin

Penn State Harrisburg

Sr.

DS

Lancaster, Pa.

3

Tiffany Jones-Maxwell

Morrisville State College

Fr.

MH

Hamilton, N.Y.

 

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The North Eastern Athletic Conference has nine NCAA Division III member institutions which include: Cazenovia College, College of St. Elizabeth, Keuka College, Pennsylvania State University – Abington, Pennsylvania State University – Berks, Pennsylvania State University – Harrisburg, SUNY Cobleskill, SUNY Institute of Technology, SUNY - Morrisville State College, Wells College, Wilson College.  Associate members include: Medaille College, Rutgers University – Camden, SUNY Oneonta, and University of Dallas.  For more information, visit us at: www.neacsports.com or call the NEAC Commissioner’s Office at (518) 320-7354.