Volleyball All-MEC Teams Announced

Volleyball All-MEC Teams Announced

Photography by Pete Galarneau, Jr.

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. -- After leading Wheeling Jesuit to an undefeated record in Mountain East Conference play, senior Jenna Pew has been named the Mountain East Conference Player of the Year. In addition, teammate Haley Kindall was named Mountain East Conference Freshman of the Year and WJU head coach Christy Benner the MEC Coach of the Year.

Pew, a middle blocker and setter from Marshallville, Ohio, led the conference in hitting percentage with .358 and was fourth in the league in kills per set with 2.94. Pew led the Cardinals with 41 service aces on the year and also provided 419 assists on the year (3.46 per set). She also recorded 178 digs and 98 total blocks on the year for WJU.

Kindall, a middle blocker from Westerville, Ohio, led Wheeling Jesuit with 113 total blocks on the year. She posted a hitting percentage of .329 (fourth-best in the MEC) and tallied 294 kills on the year.

Benner led Wheeling Jesuit to a perfect 16-0 mark in Mountain East Conference play and a 31-5 regular season record. The Cardinals were tabbed first in the most recent Atlantic Region rankings.

In addition to the individual awards, the league announced its 2013 All-Mountain East teams. The teams were selected in a vote by the league's coaches. Wheeling Jesuit led the way with six total selections. Fairmont State had four first team selections, and Charleston had two first team and two honorable mention honorees.

All-Mountain East Conference First Team

Pos.

Name

Yr.

School

S

Tabbie Bias

Jr.

Fairmont State

OH

Katharine Furlong

So.

Charleston

OH

Dejana Ludoksi

Sr.

Glenville State

MH

Kalya Motheral

Jr.

Shepherd

MB/S

Jenna Pew

Sr.

Wheeling Jesuit

Libero

Makenzie Ripley

Jr.

Wheeling Jesuit

MB

Victoria Severo

Jr.

Charleston

Libero

Tiff Smathers

Jr.

Fairmont State

OH

Bri Swann

Sr.

Fairmont State

MH

Amber Wilson

Sr.

Fairmont State





All-Mountain East Conference Second Team

Pos.

Name

Yr.

School

OH

Karley Allen

Fr.

UVa-Wise

MB

Erin Bond

Jr.

West Virginia Wesleyan

OH/MB

Sarah Jones

Jr.

Concord

MB

Haley Kindall

Fr.

Wheeling Jesuit

OH

Kayce Krucki

Fr.

Wheeling Jesuit

S

Casey Pattyn

Sr.

West Virginia Wesleyan

RS

Samantha Swann

Jr.

West Virginia Wesleyan

MH

Kelsey Volkmer

Jr.

Urbana





All-Mountain East Conference Honorable Mention

Pos.

Name

Yr.

School

RS

AnneElise Albrecht

Jr.

West Virginia State

RS

Clairissa Larry

Jr.

Charleston

OH

Melani Lewis

Sr.

Shepherd

Libero

Courtney Pyeritz

So.

West Liberty

RS/S

Maddie Strall

So.

Wheeling Jesuit

OH

Emma Schleucher

Fr.

Wheeling Jesuit

OH

Brytni Willis

Jr.

Concord

MB

Breanna Youlton

Sr.

Charleston





Mountain East Conference All-Freshman Team

Pos.

Name

Yr.

School

OH

Olivia Livengood

Fr.

Charleston

MB

Haley Kindall

Fr.

Wheeling Jesuit

OH

Kayce Krucki

Fr.

Wheeling Jesuit

OH

Karley Allen

Fr.

UVa-Wise

OH

Hannah Moore

Fr.

West Virginia Wesleyan

OH

Emma Schleucher

Fr.

Wheeling Jesuit

Libero

Lauren Summa

Fr.

Shepherd