NCCSIA Announces 2016 College Division All-State Women's Volleyball Teams

The North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) has announced the 14 members of the 2016 College Division All-State Women's Volleyball Team. 11 different North Carolina institutions were recognized in this year's teams.

Barton College, Chowan University, and Meredith College led the way with a pair of selections each, while Fayetteville State University, Johnson & Wales Charlotte, Montreat College, Lenoir-Rhyne University, Queens University of Charlotte, Saint Augustine's University, UNC Pembroke, and Wingate University all placed a student-athlete on one of the two all-state teams.

Montreat junior Kendra Johnson earned first-team libero honors after second nationally in the NAIA with a 6.52 digs per set average after amassing 809 digs, eighth best nationally. Johnson was named NAIA National Defensive Player of the Week on September 19 after setting an Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC) single-match record with 60 digs. For her season-long accomplishments, Johnson was named first-team All-AAC and AAC Libero of the Year.

Fayetteville State junior Jayde Jacobs was one of two first-team middle blocker selection. An All-CIAA first-team selection, Jacobs finished second on the team in kills with 193 and led FSU with 70 blocks, good enough for fourth best in the CIAA.

Jacobs was joined by Meredith junior Alex Hafliger, who led the USA South Conference with a 1.18 blocks per set average. Hafliger helped lead the Avenging Angels to the USAS Conference tournament title as Meredith lost just one conference match during the 2016 season. Hafliger capped off her 2016 campaign with USAS Conference All-Tournament honors.

Barton sophomore outside hitter Hayley Marshburn was the first of two Bulldogs named to the 2016 College All-State teams after the Henderson, North Carolina native led Barton to a Conference Carolinas regular season and tournament championship and a berth in the NCAA DII Southeast Regional. The Conference Carolinas Player of the Year compiled a 3.87 kills per set average while adding 2.42 digs per set.

Joining Marshburn as first-team outside hitters was Queens senior Meredith Jones. Jones earned South Atlantic Conference (SAC) Player of the Year honors after leading the conference in kills (425), kills per set (3.79), points (475.5), and points per set (4.25). Jones also ranked nationally in kills per set (46th) and kills in three sets (28th).

Wingate senior Abby Saehler grabbed first-team right-side/opposite side hitter honors. Saehler was named first-team All-SAC selection as the Bulldogs capture their 11th-straight SAC championship. Saehler was also named SAC Tournament MVP after finishing third in the league in kills per set and also ranking in the top 10 in hitting percentage.

Rounding out the first-team was Meredith junior Hannah Blaylock who along with Hafliger led Meredith to a USA South conference title. Blaylock led the USAS with 10.14 assists per set while also earning her second all-conference honorable mention award of her career. Blaylock also set the Meredith all-time assist record midway through the season.

Picking up NCCSIA second-team honors were Chowan libero Bailey Zavala, UNC Pembroke middle blocker Caroline Pridgen and Lenoir-Rhyne middle blocker Emily Steele, Johnson & Wales-Charlotte outside hitter Lucy Herrmann and Chowan outside hitter Suraya Chase, Saint Augustine right-side hitter/opposite-side hitter Shakera Hall, and Barton setter Angelica Acevedo.

Nominees were submitted by North Carolina sports information professionals and voted on by the NCCSIA members.

Founded in 2002, The North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) is comprised of sports information professionals from NCAA Division I, II, III, NAIA and independent institutions from the state of North Carolina. The purpose of the organization is to promote collegiate athletics at all schools. Membership is open to anyone affiliated with a college, university or conference located in North Carolina, and whose area of responsibility lies within sports information.

NCCSSIA selects all-state teams in the University (Division I) and College (Division II, III, NAIA) divisions for men's and women's basketball, men's and women's soccer, volleyball, softball and baseball.

 
 

North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association
2016 College Division All-State Women's Volleyball Teams

First Team

 
 
 

Pos.

Name

Class

School

Hometown

L/DS

Kendra Johnson

Jr.

Montreat

Ararat, N.C.

MB

MB

Jayde Jacobs

Alex Hafliger

Jr.

Jr.

Fayetteville State

Meredith

Fayetteville, N.C.

Monroe, N.C.

OH

Hayley Marshburn

So.

Barton

Henderson, N.C.

OH

Meredith Jones

Sr.

Queens

Blythewood, S.C.

RS/Opp

Abby Saehler

Sr.

Wingate

Iowa City, Ia.

S

Hannah Blaylock

Jr.

Meredith

Roxboro, N.C.

 
 
 
 
 

Second Team

 
 
 

Pos.

Name

Class

School

Hometown

L/DS

Bailey Zavala

Jr.

Chowan

Las Vegas, Nevada

MB

Caroline Pridgen

Sr.

UNC Pembroke

Laurinburg, N.C.

MB

Emily Steele

Jr.

Lenoir-Rhyne

Greenville, N.C.

OH

Lucy Herrmann

Sr.

J&W Charlotte

San Diego, Calif.

OH

Suraya Chase

Sr.

Chowan

Arouca, Trinidad and Tobago

RS/Opp

S

Shakera Hall

Angelica Acevedon

So.

So.

Saint Augustine's

Barton

Bridgetown, Barbados

Coamo, Puerto Rico