Association of Division III Independents Names 2012 All-Independent Women’s Volleyball Teams

OVERLAND PARK, KAN.--- The 2012 All-Independent Women's Volleyball teams were announced today by the Association of Division III Independents. 
 
Player of the Year
Mackenzie Hite
, Nebraska Wesleyan University, JR, Libero, Grant, Neb. – Hite's 6.6 digs per set leads the AD3I and ranks fifth in NCAA Division III.
 
Rookie of the Year
Lauren GaNun
, St. Joseph's College (Brooklyn), FR, Middle Blocker, Breezy Point, N.Y. – GaNun led the team in kills (200), hitting percentage (.279) and blocks (38), and she had nine games where she recorded double-digit kills. 

Coach of the Year
Kathleen O'Neill
, St. Joseph's College (Brooklyn).

The All-Independent Women's Volleyball teams were selected by the women's volleyball coaches from the Association of Division III Independents member schools.

First Team
MB – Lauren GaNun, Freshman, St. Joseph's College (Brooklyn)

MB – Helen Milne, Senior, University of California, Santa Cruz

Libero – Mackenzie Hite, Junior, Nebraska Wesleyan University

OH – Stephanie Hardwick, Junior, Mount Mary College

OH – Kim Matthews, Senior, St. Joseph's College (Brooklyn)

OH – Katelyn Walsh, Sophomore, Nebraska Wesleyan University

S – Chelsie Beeler, Senior, Mount Mary College


Second Team

MB – Bethany Baxter, Sophomore, Mount Mary College

MB – Karny Kuehl, Sophomore, Nebraska Wesleyan University

Libero – Jaime Weber, Senior, University of California, Santa Cruz

OH – Kim Rabii, Sophomore, University of California, Santa Cruz

OH – Meghan King, Sophomore, College of New Rochelle

OH – (tie) Sarah Wishau, Sophomore, Mount Mary College, and Brierra Ruska, Sophomore, Finlandia University

S – Sabrina Cornia, Junior, St. Joseph's College (Brooklyn)


Honorable Mention

MB – Emma Cole, Freshman, Finlandia University

MB – Kellie Graves, Freshman, University of California, Santa Cruz

MB – Megan Moran, Junior, St. Joseph's College (Brooklyn)

OH – Nina Rogers, Junior, Mills College

OH – Hannah Softley, Senior, Nebraska Wesleyan University

OH – Cydney House, Freshman, College of New Rochelle

OH – Elizabeth Trambley, Senior, University of California, Santa Cruz

S – Kristina Nilaj, Senior, College of New Rochelle


The Association of Division III Independents consists of 10 Division III independent institutions that have joined together to recognize student-athletes at independent institutions, and to provide exempted postseason championship competition. The Association recognizes outstanding athletic achievements of its student-athletes on a weekly, monthly and annual basis. The Association provides statistical services for its members in seven sports. In addition, it will announce All-Independent teams at the conclusion of eight other sports this year.
 
More information about the Association of Division III Independents is available at www.d3independents.org.