New Haven, Conn. - Dowling College’s Maja Potpara has been named the Daktronics NCAA Division II Volleyball East Region Player of the Year which was announced on Wednesday. Voted on by the College Sports Information Director's of American (CoSIDA), Daktronics recognizes All-Region and All-American teams in nearly all Division II sports throughout the athletic year.
Potpara joins six others on the All-Region First Team. Pace’s Elyse Rowland was named the First Team libero, while Potpara earned First Team setter honors. Middle’s Jovana Pavlovic from Queens (N.Y.) and Sara Beres of Southern Connecticut St. were named middle hitters for the First Team. Three outside hitters rounded off the First Team honorees, Keidy Candelaria of New Haven, Biljana Savic of Bridgeport and Bethany Shepard of Dowling.
All-Region First Team honorees are now eligible for the Daktronics All-American teams which will be announced prior to the start of the Elite Eight National Championship tournament.
Daktronics All-East Region Volleyball Team
Player of the Year - Maja Potpara, Dowling
Setter - Maja Potpara, Dowling
Libero - Elyse Rowland, Pace
Middle - Jovana Pavlovic, Queens (N.Y.)
Middle - Sarah Beres, Southern Connecticut St.
Outside - Keidy Candelaria, New Haven
Outside - Biljana Savic, Bridgeport
Outside - Bethany Shepard, Dowling
Setter – Chelsey Alpough, New Haven
Libero - Lisa Peacock, New York Tech
Middle – Sarah Ambach, Holy Family
Middle - Morgan McDermott, Le Moyne
Outside - Shelby Cable, New York Tech
Outside - Susan McDonough, Caldwell
Outside - Brenna White, Mercy
Release provided by Daktronics Volleyball East Region Coordinator, Andy Beardsley, Sports Information Director - University of New Haven