Savic, Ringor, and McCool Headline Volleyball All-Conference Teams

Savic, Ringor, and McCool Headline Volleyball All-Conference Teams

Central Islip, N.Y. – The coaches from the East Coast Conference have voted junior outside hitter/setter, Biljana Savic (Novi Sad, Serbia) from the University of Bridgeport, as the 2013 ECC Volleyball Player of the Year. A pair of LIU Post teammates, junior Rachel Ringor (Honolulu, Hawaii) and freshman Shelby McCool (Eugene, Ore.), were named the conference’s Libero of the Year and the Rookie of the Year, respectively.  

Savic, a three-time All-Conference First Team selection, put together her best season to date by filling multiple roles for the Purple Knights. Savic split time between hitting and setting with equal success in both spots. As a hitter, she totaled 175 kills and a .275 hitting percentage that ranked 10th in the ECC. She ranked in the top-10 in the conference by ranking ninth with 491 assists and seventh with 6.06 assists per set as well.  Her season totals also include 184 digs, 29 total blocks, and 29 aces. In all, Savic posted five triple-doubles, including two in one week to earn AVCA Division II National Player of the Week honors, and eight double-doubles on the year.

Ringor anchored the Pioneers’ defense this season with a team-leading 522 digs. That total was good for third in the ECC. Additionally, Ringor’s name was atop the ECC leaderboard in digs per set (4.75), service aces (51), and service aces per set (0.46), as she led the conference in all three categories.

McCool had a standout freshman year, leading LIU Post and ranking sixth in the ECC with 313 kills.  She ranked in the conference’s top-10 with 2.90 kills per set on a .218 hitting percentage as well. A two-time recipient of the ECC Rookie of the Week honor, McCool also contributed with 269 digs, 18 services aces, and 37 total blocks on the season.   

Leo Uzcategui, head coach at Bridgeport, has been selected as Coach of the Year by his peers. Uzcategui led the Purple Knights to a 19-2 overall record and a 15-1 mark in the ECC to capture the conference’s regular season championship for the second consecutive year.  

Joining Savic on the All-Conference First Team are Shelby Cable (Sr., OH, DeSoto, Mo.) and Savannah Donarski (Sr., OH, Powell, Wyo.) of NYIT, Sarah Rosa (So., MB, Itajuba, Brazil) and Ying Shen (Jr., OH, Nanjing, China) of Bridgeport, and Ye Wang (Jr., MB, Beijing, China) of Daemen.

McCool is joined on the All-Conference Second Team are Lulu Centro (Jr., S, Rome, Italy) of LIU Post, Marija Jovanovic (Sr., S, Belgrade, Serbia) of NYIT, Jessica Kalbflesich (So., OH, Ridge, N.Y.) of Dowling, Larissa Oliveira (Jr., MB, Belo Horizonte, Brazil) of Bridgeport, and Brenna White (Jr., OH, Gardnerville, Nev.) of Mercy.

2013 ECC Volleyball All-Conference
First Team
Shelby Cable - Sr., OH, NYIT
Savannah Donarski - Sr., OH, NYIT
Sarah Rosa - So., MB, Bridgeport
Biljana Savic - Jr., OH/S, Bridgeport
Ying Shen - Jr., OH, Bridgeport
Ye Wang - Jr., MB, Daemen

Second Team
Lulu Centro - Jr., S, LIU Post
Marija Jovanovic - Sr., S, NYIT
Jessica Kalbfleisch - So., OH, Dowling
Shelby McCool - Fr., OH, LIU Post
Larissa Oliveira - Jr., MB, Bridgeport
Brenna White - Jr., OH, Mercy

Player of the Year: Biljana Savic - Jr., OH/S, Bridgeport
Libero of the Year: Rachel Ringor - Jr., L, LIU Post
Rookie of the Year: Shelby McCool - Fr., OH, LIU Post
Coaches of the Year: Leo Uzcategui - Bridgeport