UMW Nets Four on All-CAC Volleyball Team
YORK, Pa. - Christopher Newport, the CAC regular-season and
tournament champion, swept the individual awards and tied Mary
Washington and Salisbury with four players each on the 2013 All-CAC
Senior Chastity Lacy (Crozet, Va./Western Albemarle) and freshman Briana Sutton (Williamsburg, Va./Jamestown) were selected by the CAC coaches as first-team all-stars and the 2013 Co-Players of the Year. Sutton was also picked as the Rookie of the Year while Lindsay Birch, who led the Captains to the CAC titles and an automatic berth in the NCAA Championship Tournament, was named the Coach of the Year.
Lacy and Sutton were joined by teammates and second-team All-CAC honorees sophomore Rachel Conway (Fairfax, Va./W.T. Woodson) and freshman Hannah Miller (Palmyra, Va./Fluvanna County).
Salisbury, which finished second in the CAC regular season and advanced to the conference championship match, placed juniors Michelle Meehan (Marlton, N.J./Cherokee), Mattie Smith (Middletown, Md./Middletown) and freshman Katie Stouffer (Frederick, Md./Tuscarora) on the All-CAC first team - each for the first time. SU junior Julie Poston (Laurel, Md./Reservoir) earned her second-straight berth on the All-CAC second team.
Mary Washington, which took Salisbury down to the wire in the CAC Tournament semifinals, matched CNU and SU with four players on the All-CAC team. The Eagles were led by senior Kaitlynn Wickersham (Midlothian, Va./Manchester), who earned her initial first-team all-star nod after appearing as a second-team player the past two seasons.
Joining Wickersham on the All-CAC team were junior Kayla Crawford (Richmond, Va./Powhatan), sophomore Emma Murphy (Midlothian, Va./Midlothian) and freshman Emma Olson (Oakton, Va./Oakton). All three are first-time All-CAC honorees.
St. Mary’s and Marymount each placed one player on the All-CAC first-team. SMC sophomore Mandy Goodspeed (Columbia, Md./Atholton), the 2012 CAC Rookie of the Year, earned her second-straight first-team award while Marymount sophomore Morgan McAlpin (Brookeville, Md./Sherwood) is a first-time All-CAC honoree.
Marymount junior Erin Allison (Gardnerville, Nev./Douglas) also earned second-team All-CAC recognition for the second-straight season.
Two players from Southern Virginia and one from York also earned second-team All-CAC recognition.
Southern Virginia, a first-year CAC member which was not eligible for the CAC Tournament this season due to its status as a second-year NCAA provisional member, placed junior Kaitlyn Eaton (Syracuse, Utah/Syracuse) and freshman April Bennett (Kaysville, Utah/Davis) on the All-CAC team. The Knights will be eligible for CAC post-season play in 2014.
York freshman Ijeoma Igwe (Windsor Mill, Md./Seton Kehoe) also picked up her first All-CAC nod, giving the conference six freshmen and 14 newcomers to the all-star squad.
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2013 All-CAC Volleyball Team
First Team Yr. Pos. Team Hometown/High School Previous All-CAC Honors
Mandy Goodspeed So. MB St. Mary’s Columbia, Md./Atholton 1st & ROY in ‘12
Chastity Lacy Sr. MB Christopher Newport Crozet, Va./Western Albemarle
Morgan McAlpin So. MH Marymount Brookeville, Md./Sherwood
Michelle Meehan Jr. DS Salisbury Marlton, N.J./Cherokee
Mattie Smith Jr. OH Salisbury Middletown, Md./Middletown
Katie Stouffer Fr. OH Salisbury Frederick, Md./Tuscarora
Briana Sutton Fr. OH Christopher Newport Williamsburg, Va./Jamestown
Kaitlynn Wickersham Sr. OH Mary Washington Midlothian, Va./Manchester 2nd in ‘12, 2nd in ‘11
Second Team Yr. Pos. Team Hometown/High School Previous All-CAC Honors
Erin Allison Jr. OH Marymount Gardnerville, Nev./Douglas 2nd in ‘12
April Bennett Fr. OH Southern Virginia Kaysville, Utah/Davis
Rachel Conway So. S Christopher Newport Fairfax, Va./W.T. Woodson
Kayla Crawford Jr. OH Mary Washington Richmond, Va./Powhatan
Kaitlyn Eaton Jr. MB Southern Virginia Syracuse, Utah/Syracuse
Ijeoma Igwe Fr. OH York Windsor Mill, Md./Seton Kehoe
Hannah Miller Fr. MB Christopher Newport Palmyra, Va./Fluvanna County
Emma Murphy So. MH Mary Washington Midlothian, Va./Midlothian
Emma Olson Fr. S Mary Washington Oakton, Va./Oakton
Julie Poston Jr. OH Salisbury Laurel, Md./Reservoir 2nd in ‘12
2013 CAC Co-Player of the Year: Chastity Lacy, Christopher Newport
2013 CAC Co-Player of the Year: Briana Sutton, Christopher Newport
2013 CAC Rookie of the Year: Briana Sutton, Christopher Newport
2013 CAC Coach of the Year: Lindsay Birch, Christopher Newport