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 AVCA Honors 



  SRU Good News for Dec. 8, 2011


 Two Rock volleyball players earn AVCA honors

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Sarah Cadwallader, a resort, recreation and tourism major from York, and Janna Reilly, an exercise science major from Mason, Ohio, both members of the Slippery Rock University volleyball team, have been recognized by the American Volleyball Coaches Association for their performances during the 2011 season.       

 Cadwallader was named to the All-Atlantic Region team, and Reilly was named the Atlantic Region’s Freshman of the Year and received honorable mention all-region recognition.

 The two are the first Rock athletes to receive AVCA All-Region accolades since Anastasia Urbanik and Jen Blasko were named to the 2008 team.

 Cadwallader, earned the honor after a career-year in which she recorded 231 kills, 2.51 kills per set, a .257 hitting percentage, 53 blocks, 37 digs and 29 assists. Cadwallader had at least 10 kills in eight matches and led SRU in kills seven times.

 Reilly, who was also voted the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year, was named the Atlantic Region Freshman of the Year after totaling 1,108 assists, which was the 11th-best single-season total in Rock history. She also had 227 digs, 36 blocks, 29 aces and 26 kills. Reilly ranked third in the region with an average of 9.83 assists per set.

The two players helped lead SRU to an outstanding season that included winning a school-record 14 consecutive matches to start the year, SRU finished with an overall record of 20-12 and earned a berth in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2008.

 Slippery Rock University is Pennsylvania’s premier public residential university. Slippery Rock University provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives.