Howard Takes Home Second Team All-SAC Volleyball Honors


ROCK HILL, S.C. (TheSac.com) – Catawba College junior middle Bri Howard (Graham, N.C./S. Alamance) has been voted second team All-South Atlantic Conference by the league’s volleyball coaches.  Junior hitter Alex Hopper (Madison, N.C./McMichael) earned honorable mention honors as announced by the league on Thursday.

Howard stands second in the conference in blocks at 1.13 per set, racking up 87 over her 77 sets.  The junior, who missed several game early with an injury, posted 170 kills with a .281 hitting percentage.  Hopper led Catawba with 238 kills, posting 2.31 per set.  She has added 79 digs and 30 blocks.

Wingate’s Shelly Stumpff was voted the Player of the Year, while Carson-Newman’s Natalie Harris was voted the Freshman of the Year.  In addition, Wingate mentor Shelton Collier was tabbed the Coach of the Year.
First Team
Shelly Stumpff, Wingate
Abby Saehler, Wingate
Brooke Redmond, Lenoir-Rhyne
Molly Locke, Carson-Newman
Sara Farley, Carson-Newman
Maddie Borch, Carson-Newman
Meredith Jones, Queens
Melissa Mazur, Tusculum

Second Team
Kiera Holland, Lincoln Memorial
Fatima Gharachorloo, Brevard
Bri Howard, Catawba
Briana Gottberg, Lenoir-Rhyne
Anna Patton, Carson-Newman
Rachel Garnett, Tusculum
Serena Jackson, Anderson
Kimberly Hovey, Wingate

Honorable Mention
Abby Cash, Lincoln Memorial
Priscilla Irizarry, Anderson
Marissa Mitter, Anderson
Oakley Attaway, Wingate
Logan Hayward, Newberry
Elizabeth Bialkowski, Queens
Alex Hopper, Catawba
Aleksandra Vrvilo, Brevard

Natalie Harris, Carson-Newman
Oakley Attaway, Wingate
Melissa Mazur, Tusculum
Kimberly Hovey, Wingate
Anna Holmquist, Wingate
Danielle Ged, Lincoln Memorial
Player of the Year: Shelly Stumpff, Wingate
Freshman of the Year: Natalie Harris, Carson-Newman
Coach of the Year: Shelton Collier, Wingate

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