FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Association of Division III Independents
Names 2015 All-Independent Women’s Volleybal l Teams
OVERLAND PARK, KAN.— The 2015 All-Independent Women’s Volleyball teams were announced today by the Association of Division III Independents.
Player of the Year
Alison Renz, Maranatha Baptist University, JR, Middle Blocker, Lake Mills, Wis. – Renzranked first in the AD3I in kills (333), kills per set (3.74) and hitting percentage (.359). Renz also led the AD3I in solo blocks (22) and total blocks (76).
Setter of the Year
Adriane Walther, Illinois Institute of Technology, Senior, Chicago, Ill.— Walther was one ofthe most dynamic setters in the Midwest this season. A senior captain, Walther tallied 7.33 assists per set (2nd in AD3I) and a total of 814 assists (1st in AD3I) on the season (32 matches).
Libero of the Year
Kennedy Hegert, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Junior, Lincoln, Neb.—Hegert led the AD3Iin digs averaging 5.37 per set in Division III matches. Overall, she finished with 539 digs, averaging 5.5 per set.
Rookie of the Year
Alyssa Miner, Illinois Institute of Technology, FR, Middle Hitter, Bartlett, Ill. – Miner logged171 kills (6th in AD3I, 1.54 per set) and a team-high 68 blocks (3rd in AD3I, 13 solo, 55 assisted). She also had 24 aces on the season.
Coach of the Year
Regina DeLozier, Maranatha Baptist University.
The women’s volleyball coaches from the Association of Division III Independents member
schools selected the All-Independent Women’s Volleyball teams.
MB – Alison Renz, Junior, Maranatha Baptist University
MH – Alyssa Miner, Freshman, Illinois Institute of Technology MH – Karrie Sestak, Freshman, Nebraska Wesleyan University MB – Alexis Johnson, Sophomore, Maranatha Baptist University DS – Kennedy Hegert, Junior, Nebraska Wesleyan University
L – Samantha Swiatek, Junior, Maranatha Baptist University OH – Mallory Dahl, Junior, Nebraska Wesleyan University OH – Irena Grauzinis, Junior, Illinois Institute of Technology
OH –Fabiola Padilla Rios, Sophomore, College of New Rochelle OH – Jelena Vujicic, Sophomore, Illinois Institute of Technology OH – Stacy Reinke, Senior, Maranatha Baptist University
S – Adriane Walther, Senior, Illinois Institute of Technology
S – Julia Gunst, Junior, Maranatha Baptist University
MH – Hannah Boyce, Senior, University of Maine-Presque Isle
DS – Chelsea Badiola, Senior, Illinois Institute of Technology L – Hyedia Hamilton, Junior, Trinity Washington University OH – Kelli Fox, Senior, Maranatha Baptist University
OH – Abby Jewett, Junior, University of Maine-Presque Isle
OH – Myesha Green, Junior, Trinity Washington University
OH – Shaundene Peart, Sophomore, Trinity Washington University
S – Kelsey Bahe, Sophomore, Nebraska Wesleyan University
S – Melanie Lopez Soto, Junior, College of New Rochelle
S – Hannah Williams, Freshman, University of Maine-Presque Isle
The Association of Division III Independents consists of nine NCAA Division III independent institutions that have joined together to recognize student-athletes at independent institutions, and to provide exempted postseason championship competition. The Association recognizes outstanding athletic achievements of its student-athletes on a weekly, monthly and annual basis. The Association provides statistical services for its members in seven sports. In addition, it will announce All-Independent teams at the conclusion of eight other sports this year.
More information about the Association of Division III Independents is available at http://www.d3independents.org.
Washington, DC- The Trinity Washington University volleyball team got their first victory of the season beating Washington Adventist University 3-0.
Sophomore Sarai Burnett led the team with seven assists, four aces, five digs, five kills, and earned a hitting percentage of .237. Freshman India Richey added five kills and tallied a .59 hitting percentage.
The Tigers dominated the first and the third games. The shock put up a fight in the second set, but the Tigers still held them to 20.
The Tigers return to the court on Thursday playing a tri-match with MACU and Central Penn. The first match is set to begin at 12:00pm.
Washington, DC- The GSAC announced the fall sport award winners last Saturday night. The Tigers took home a total of 10 awards at the banquet.
Soccer players Asya Tucker and Abla Alodjinou received All-Conference honors. Raissa Audrey Tseumie took home All-Freshman honors. Tucker and Teresita Hernandez-Arriola were awarded All-Academic Honors, and Ismanuela Denis won the Sportsmanship Award.
For volleyball, Ameyna Saunders-Jackson was voted onto the All-Freshman team. Seniors Brittany Wilkerson and Shelby Swann received All-Academic honors. Swann also took home the Sportsmanship Award.
2014 GSAC Women’s Soccer All-Conference Team
Ciara Micacchione of Agnes Scott
Maddie Shaul of Agnes Scott
Helene Somda of Agnes Scott
Erica Sandoval of Finlandia
Nicole Cyr of Maine-Presque Isle
Bethany Heald of Maine-Presque Isle
Sam Nadeau of Maine-Presque Isle
Jasmine Leonard-Fortes of Mills
Kaycie Simpson of Mills
Sybil Lynch of Pine Manor
Maria Vaughan of Pine Manor
Tarryn Johnson of Salem
Morgan Canepa of Salem
Sawyer Ferguson of Salem
Heather Huffman of Salem
Nataly Mojica of Salem
Abla Alodjinou of Trinity Washington
Aysa Tucker of Trinity Washington
Mylee Connor of Wesleyan
Leah McLeod of Wesleyan
Taylor Poole of Wesleyan
Abby Stephens of Wesleyan
2014 GSAC Women’s Soccer All-Freshman Team
Rachel Dodson of Agnes Scott
Morgan Hoel of Agnes Scott
Taylor Bowen of Finlandia
Allison Lopez of Maine-Presque Isle
Sam Nadeau of Maine-Presque-Isle
Sarah Orsette of Pine Manor
Brooke Bukas of Salem
Tarryn Johnson of Salem
Sydney Preist of Salem
Raissa Tseumie of Trinity Washington
Katie Tanner of Wesleyan of Wesleyan
2014 GSAC Women’s Soccer All-Academic Team
Agnes Scott: Sydney Holstad, Maddie Shaul, Ivy McIntyre, Stacia Pereira, Catherine Pratt, Helene Somda
Finlandia: Erin Elsner, Siera Hasche, Brock Nelsen, Sommer O’Shaughnessy
Maine-Presque Isle: Nicole Cyr, Chelsea Lynds-Beaulieu, Bethany Heald
Mills: Julia Ceniceros, Cassandra Colton, Jazmine Leonard-Fortes, Allison Ng, Ariahna Sanchez, Kaycie Simpson, Kay Singh, Sarah Villa
Pine Manor: Sybil Lynch
Salem: Sawyer Ferguson, Summer Rich, Stephanie Verdi, Nataly Mojica, Meghan Menard, Sierra Hutchins, Jacqueline Hogg
Trinity: Asya Tucker, Teresita Hernandez-Arriola
Wesleyan: Mary Grace Alley, Mylee Connor, Sydney Davis, Anna Hernandez, Christina Mayfield, Paula O’Hare, Rebecca Otwell, Alyssa Rivero
2014 GSAC Women’s Soccer All-Sportsmanship Winners
Agnes Scott: Staci Pereira
Finlandia: Taylor Bowen
Maine-Presque Isle: Morgan Roy
Mills: Jazmine Leonard-Fortes
Pine Manor: Sarah Orsette
Salem: Elizabeth Smetana
Trinity: Ismanuela Denis
Wesleyan: Sydney Davis
2014 GSAC Volleyball All-Conference Team
Lauren Aikens of Agnes Scott
Shakira Dodson of Agnes Scott
Shelli Sherman of Agnes Scott
Augustine Brutus of Finlandia
Shannon Brown of Maine, Presque-Isle
Destiny Mann of Pine Manor
Ashley Whiteshield of Pine Manor
Zykeya Henderson of Salem
Hillary McPhatter of Salem
Roslyn Nixon of Salem
Taylor Rhodes of Salem
Kylie Taffer of Salem
Diamond Hudson of Wesleyan
Chermaine Johnson of Wesleyan
2014 GSAC Volleyball All-Freshman Team
Bonnie Derks of Agnes Scott
Emma Nelson of Finlandia
Ashley Whiteshield of Pine Manor
Bernisha Master of Salem
Kylie Taffer of Salem
Ameyna Saunders-Jackson of Trinity
Myra Sanchez of Wesleyan
2014 GSAC Volleyball All-Acdemic Award Winners
Agnes Scott: Shelli Sherman, Kayleigh McCrary, Briana Vannoy
Finlandia: Katelyn Anderson, Lynette Hokenson
Maine-Presque Isle: Shannon Brown, Morgan Swan, Katie Patenaude, Molly Lindsey
Mills: Emma Baumeister, Julia Harencar
Pine Manor: Phalogne Pierre, Susan Le
Salem: Brandy Bednorz, Roslyn Nixon, Taylor Rhodes
Trinity: Brittany Wilkerson, Shelby Swann
Wesleyan: Hannah Finch, Chermaine Johnson, Myra Sanchez
2014 GSAC Volleyball All-Sportsmanship Award Winners
Agnes Scott: Destiny Dawkins
Finlandia: Kellie Maddox
Maine-Presque Isle: Abby Jewett
Mills: Brittany Docherty
Pine Manor: Susan Le
Salem: Chanice Williams
Trinity: Shelby Swann
Wesleyan: Hannah Finch
Washington, DC- Thursday evening the Trinity volleyball team dedicated their game to Breast Cancer Awareness and to their graduating seniors. The Tigers dominated the match against the visiting Knights, winning 3-0 (25-22, 25-20, 25-16).
Freshman Sarai Burnett stood out for the Tigers posting 14 kills, five aces and nine digs. Freshman Ameyna Saunders-Jackson earned eight kills and three aces. Senior setter Brittany Wilkerson tallied 25 assists and four aces for the Tigers.
The Tigers return to action on the road Monday, October 27 as they challenge Hood College. First serve is scheduled for 7 p.m.
Q: Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?
A: Umm…. 10 years from now I will be 31. I would like to have my dream job as a sports broadcaster. Hopefully I will be settled down and married to the perfect husband. I would like to have two kids, a boy and a girl.
Q: Do you have any hidden talents?
A: Hidden talents?? That is a hard question. I am ambidextrous and I can put my leg behind my head. Besides that IDK (laughs out loud).
Q: Who is your biggest influence? Why?
A: I would have to say my mother. My mom is very hard on me. At times I get frustrated, but then I realize that’s her way of showing that she cares and that she believes in me.
Q: What is something you like to do in your leisure time?
A: Hmmmm… I like to do a lot of things, but most of all I love being around children. Sometimes my old boss at will call me and ask me if I can cover a shift or two at the day camp. I love it; sometimes I do it for free. I also like to spend time with my sister. She’s getting to that age where it is possible for her to be influenced by the wrong crowd. I just love to be around her, and to give her sisterly advice.
Q: How long have you been playing sports?
A: ALL OF MY LIFE! I’ve always been active in some shape or form. I started with dance, and then went to cheerleading. After that, I moved on to volleyball and Double Dutch. A few years later I started playing basketball.
Q: What is your favorite part about being a Trinity student athlete?
A: I really love the vibe from the players and the coaches. There is no pressure; I like the fact that I can go out there have fun, and play with my teammates.
Q: What is your favorite midnight snack?
A: I don’t have a favorite midnight snack. My snacking ranges from cookies and chips to fruit.
Q: What is your favorite class here at Trinity?
A: This semester I don’t have a favorite class (LOL). However, the one class I liked the most was my Interpersonal Communications class. Professor Perita Carpenter taught the class.
Q: Who is your favorite super hero?
A: I really like Batman. Not the cartoon, but the movie! OMGHHHHHHH the movie The Dark Night was amazing, full of nonstop action!