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

The North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) announced its selections for the 2016 University Division All-State Volleyball Team Wednesday. Fourteen student-athletes from four North Carolina universities were selected to the first and second teams.

The Colonial Athletic Association's (CAA) Elon University led the way with five selections, including four first team honorees. Campbell University of the Big South Conference garnered four honors, including two selections on each team. Western Carolina posted four players on the All-State second team, and senior outside hitter Nicole Lott of the CAA's UNC-Wilmington Seahawks earned a unanimous vote for her third All-State honor.

Lott, a two-time All-CAA first team selection, was the third Seahawk to surpass 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs in her career averaging 3.29 kills and 3.15 digs per match this season.

The Phoenix placed four players on the All-State first team across four positions. Senior middle blocker Ally Karle led the CAA with 120 total blocks and 1.29 blocks per set this fall. Right side hitter Ebony Scott boasted two 20-kill performances in her final season with the Phoenix to finish third on the team with 276 kills and 2.24 kills per set. The only North Carolina player on this year's awards roster, junior setter Sydel Curry of Charlotte, led the CAA with 1170 assists and 10.35 assists per set for Elon and posted 15 double-doubles on the season. Sophomore outside hitter Kam Terry led the Phoenix with 378 total kills and 3.10 kills per set this fall.

Campbell's senior middle blocker Jenny Tait led the Camel's to the program's best finish of 16-16 since rejoining the Big South Conference in 2011 to earn her first All-State selection. She led the league with a .356 hitting percentage and averaged 2.15 kills on the season. Junior libero Kayla Schanback notched 4.72 digs per match this season with a team-high 42 service aces to earn her spot on the All-State first team.

The NCCSIA All-State second team includes four WCU Mountaineers in Katie O'Connor, Aleah Keaton, Jo-Leigh VerVelde, and Meagan Sanchez, Campbell's Loni Kreun and Rachel Harty, as well as Sydney Busa of Elon.

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

Founded in 2002, NCCSIA is comprised of sports information professionals from NCAA Division I, II, III, NAIA and independent institutions from the state of North Carolina. The organization seeks to promote collegiate athletics and student-athletes 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.

NCCSIA selects All-State teams for men's and women's soccer, volleyball, men's and women's basketball, softball and baseball on the College (Division II, III, NAIA) and University (Division I) levels.

North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association
2016 University Division All-State Volleyball Teams

First Team

     

Pos.

Name

Class

School

Hometown

OH

Nicole Lott &%

Sr.

UNC-Wilmington

West Chester, Pa.

OH

Kam Terry

So.

Elon University

Marengo, Ohio

MB

Ally Karle

Sr.

Elon University

Flanders, N.J.

MB

Jenny Tait

Sr.

Campbell University

Ormiston, Australia

RS

Ebony Scott

Sr.

Elon University

Powhatan, Va.

S

Sydel Curry

Jr.

Elon University

Charlotte, N.C.

L

Kayla Schanback

Jr.

Campbell University

Casselberry, Fla.

         

Second Team

     

Pos.

Name

Class

School

Hometown

OH

Sydney Busa

Jr.

Elon University

Leesburg, Va.

OH

Loni Kreun

Sr.

Campbell University

Davis, Calif.

MB

Katie O'Connor

Jr.

Western Carolina University

Cartersville, Ga.

MB

Aleah Keaton

Fr.

Western Carolina University

Roanoke, Va.

RS

Rachel Harty

So.

Campbell University

Orange City, Fla.

S

Jo-Leigh VerVelde

Jr.

Western Carolina University

Ootsburg, Wis.

L

Meagan Sanchez

Fr.

Western Carolina University

Bristow, Va.

 

% - Named to the 2015 All-State Team
& - Named to 2013 All-State Team