Seven Named to AVCA All-Region Squad

Seven Named to AVCA All-Region Squad

Central Islip, N.Y. – Seven East Coast Conference volleyball student-athletes have been named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association All-Region Team.

ECC Champion, Bridgeport, and NYIT both had three selections to finish second behind Northeast 10 Champion, New Haven. Sophomore middle blocker Larissa Oliveira and sophomore outside hitters Biljana Savic and Ying Shen were Bridgeport’s honorees. This marks the second straight year Oliveira and Savic were named All-Region.

NYIT’s trio on the All-Region squad includes junior outside hitters Shelby Cable and Savannah Donarski, and junior right side Katarina Sretenovic. Cable earns the All-Region distinction for the third straight year, while Donarski and Sretenovic earn their first spot on the All-East team.

ECC Player of the Year, Bethany Shepard from Dowling College, wraps up the ECC’s representation on the All-Region team. Shepard, who leads the ECC in kills and ranks seventh nationally in kills per set, earns the third All-Region selection of her career.

Bridgeport’s Sabrina Simas was the lone player from the conference named Honorable Mention.

2012 AVCA All-East Region Team
Shelby Cable***, NYIT, OH, Jr.
Keidy Candelaria**, New Haven, OH, Sr.
Amber Cannady**, New Haven, MB, Jr.
Kaitlyn DeStefano, Adelphi, MB, So.
Savannah Donarski, NYIT, OH, Jr.
Ane Kaulana, New Haven, S, So.
Kristen Lee, New Haven, OH, Fr.
Larissa Oliveira**, Bridgeport, MB, So.
Elyse Rowland**, Pace, L, Sr.
Biljana Savic**, Bridgeport, OH, So.
Ying Shen, Bridgeport, OH, So.
Bethany Shepard***, Dowling, OH, Sr.
Katie Shorter, Wilmington, MB, Jr.
Katarina Sretnovic, NYIT, RS, Jr.
Region Freshman of the Year: Kristen Lee, New Haven, OH
Honorable Mention: Jordyn Fuller (Dominican, L), Bianca Hernandez (Adelphi, L), Susan McDonough (Caldwell, OH), Nora Rugova (Pace, OH), Sabrina Simas (Bridgeport, MB), Katie Bryson (Adelphi, S)