East Coast Conference Co-Rookie of the Year, Bailey Dolegowski of Daemen College, continues to stack up post-season awards after earning the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) East Region Freshman of the Year honor. Daemen head coach, Stephanie Albano, also earns the AVCA East Region Coach of the Year award. In addition, five other ECC volleyball standouts have earned a spot on the AVCA and Division II Conference Commissioner's Association (DIICCA) All-Region Teams.
Dolegowski, who also was an AVCA Honorable Mention All-Region pick, currently leads the ECC with 1,067 assists on the season and ranks third with 9.70 assists per set. She also ranks fourth in the conference with 42 service aces and has contributed 272 digs on the year.
Albano earns the nod as the region's top coach in her first season on the Daemen sideline. Also the ECC Coach of the Year, Albano led the Wildcats to an ECC Regular Season Championship and their first-ever berth in the NCAA Division II Championship.
Five from the ECC earned AVCA All-Region selections, as well. ECC Player of the Year, Ashley Drzymala, and her sister Amber Drzymala of Daemen, were joined by NYIT's Rachel Guida, Karolina Moderova, and ECC Setter of the Year, Allison Fowler.
Ashley Drzymala, Guida, and Fowler also were selected to the DIICCA All-East Region First Team. As First Team selections, the trio will now be included on the DIICCA All-America ballot.
2016 AVCA All-East Region Team
|Alex Bussey||New Haven||MB||Jr.|
|Kendall Corcoran||Le Moyne||S||Jr.|
|Allison Fowler **||NYIT||S||Jr.|
|Skylar German ***||Post||MB||Sr.|
|Jessica Miller||Le Moyne||RS||So.|
|Karolina Moderova **||NYIT||OH||Jr.|
|Kristine Rios||New Haven||S||So.|
|Diva Rivas-Reyes||American International||OH||So.|
|Mercy Rivera||American International||L||Jr.|
* - Denotes total number of years selected to AVCA Division II All-Region Team
Region Freshman of the Year: Bailey Dolegowski, S, Daemen
Region Coach of the Year: Stephanie Albano, Daemen
Honorable Mention: Maryellen Devic, Sr., OH, Saint Rose; Bailey Dolegowski, Fr., S, Daemen; Katrina Janssen, Jr., OH, Caldwell; Dolores Kopren, So., S, American International; Danielle Vaiano, Fr., L, Pace; Courtney Wensel, So., OH, Philadelphia U.
2016 DIICCA All-East Region Team
OH: Diva Rivas-Reyes, American International
OH: Melissa Rigo, Adelphi
OH: Ashley Drzymala, Daemen
MH/B: *Skylar German, Post
MH/B: Rachel Guida, NYIT
L/DS: Mercy Rivera, American International
S: **Allison Fowler, NYIT
OH: Courtney Wensel, Philadelphia
OH: Chase Wassel, Holy Family
OH: Katrina Janssen, Caldwell
MH/B: Corinne Justus, Philadelphia
MH/B: Kelsie Blue, Georgian Court
L/DS: Jessica Mitchell, Caldwell
S: Brianna Root, Post
East Region Player of the Year: Skylar German, Post
* 2015 D2CCA East Region First Team Selection
** 2015 D2CCA East Region Second Team Selection