Lexington, Ky. - Eight volleyball
student-athletes from the East Coast Conference have been named to
the American Volleyball Coaches Association NCAA Division II
All-East Region team. Five earned All-Region status while three
were named to the Honorable Mention list.
Bridgeport had three standouts named to the All-East Region squad to tie New Haven for the most selections. ECC Player of the Year, Biljana Savic, is joined by teammates Larissa Oliveira and Sarah Rosa. Oliveira and Savic wrapped up their outstanding careers with their fourth consecutive All-Region selections. Rosa is also a multiple-time honoree, earning the All-Region nod for the second straight year. A fourth Purple Knight, Ying Shen, was also named to the Honorable Mention list.
Dowling was well represented with two players, Jessica Kalbfleisch and ECC Libero of the Year, Kayla Morgan. This is the first AVCA All-Region selection for both student-athletes. Dowling's Katarzyna Klocek was also listed on the Honorable Mention list.
Rounding out the ECC representation on the All-Region list, was NYIT's Kate Brock, who was also listed among the Honorable Mention honorees.
2014 AVCA All-East Region Team
|Kaulana Ane**||New Haven||S||Sr.|
|Kristy Atufunwa||New Haven||MB||Sr.|
|Katy Daniels||Saint Rose||L||Sr.|
|Maryellen Devic||Saint Rose||OH||So.|
|Kristen Lee**||New Haven||OH||Jr.|
Region Freshman of the Year: Marisa Coronis, Southern New Hampshire, MB
Region Coach of the Year: Robin Salters, New Haven
Honorable Mention: Jaci Buscher (Bentley, Jr., OH); Kate Brock (NYIT, Jr., MB); Jaclyn Del Cid (Caldwell, Sr., L); Katarzyna Klocek (Dowling, So., RS); Ying Shen (Bridgeport, Sr., OH); Catie Swiderski (Franklin Pierce, Sr., OH)