MEAC ANNOUNCES 2015 VOLLEYBALL ALL-CONFERENCE HONORS

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          Release: 11/13/2015
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NORFOLK, Va. – Coppin State senior Cindy Okpegbue was named the 2015 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Player of the Year, the conference announced today.

Maryland Eastern Shore’s Zuzana Ondruskova earned Rookie of the Year honors, while Bethune-Cookman head coach Brittany Williams was selected the Coach of the Year. All honors were voted on by the MEAC’s head volleyball coaches and sports information directors.

Okpegbue leads the MEAC in kills per set (3.87) and points per set (4.34). She registered five double-doubles in kills and digs this season. Okpegbue posted a season-best 27 kills in a conference match against Maryland Eastern Shore and became the school’s all-time career leader in kills per match (1,245). She earned the MEAC Player of the Week honor on September 21.

Ondruskova ranks fourth in kills per set (3.38), points per set (3.91) and eighth in service aces per set (0.31). A four-time MEAC Rookie of the Week honoree, Ondruskova recorded eight double-doubles in kills and digs. Also, she registered a season-high 26 kills and eight digs in a 3-1 non-conference win over Presbyterian. Ondruskova was named the MEAC Player of the Week on September 14.

Under the helm of Williams, the Lady Wildcats posted a 10-0 MEAC record and a 13-15 overall mark. In her first season, she guided Bethune-Cookman to its first southern divisional title and regular-season sweep of interstate rival Florida A&M. The Lady Wildcats rank first in the MEAC in blocks per set (2.28) and digs per set (15.17), and second in the MEAC in hitting percentage (.203), opponent hitting percentage (.180), assists per set (11.20) and kills per set (12.24).

Joining Okpegbue on the 2015 All-MEAC First Team is teammate Chelsee Sauni, Rakaya Neely (B-CU), Delicia Pierre (B-CU), Hazel Ortiz-Rosado (B-CU), Dei’ja Martin (FAMU), Khaila Donaldson (HOW) and Morgan Marlbrough (HOW).

The 2015 MEAC Volleyball Tournament begins Friday, November 20 at 10 a.m. in Princess Anne, Md. The competition continues on Saturday with the semifinal matches scheduled at noon and 3:30 p.m.

The volleyball championship tournament will conclude on Sunday, November 22, beginning at noon and will telecast live on ESPN3 and tape-delayed on ESPNU.

For more information on the 2015 MEAC Volleyball Championship and for complete results, log on to www.MEACsports.com

2015 MEAC Volleyball All-Conference Team

(As voted on by the Volleyball Head Coaches and Sports Information Directors)

 

Player of the Year: Cindy Okpegbue, Coppin State

Rookie of the Year: Zuzana Ondruskova, Maryland Eastern Shore

Coach of the Year: Brittany Williams, Bethune-Cookman

 

FIRST TEAM

Name

Pos.

Cl.

School

Hometown

Rakaya Neely*

MB

So.

Bethune-Cookman

Lake Wales, Fla.

Delicia Pierre

OH

Sr.

Bethune-Cookman

Tunapuna, Trinidad & Tobago

Hazel Ortiz-Rosado

S

Sr.

Bethune-Cookman

Ovideo, Fla.

Cindy Okpegbue

OH

Sr.

Coppin State

Austin, Texas

Chelsee Sauni

S

Sr.

Coppin State

Long Beach, Calif.

Dei’ja Martin*

MB

Jr

Florida A&M

Glenns Ferry, Idaho

Khaila Donaldson

OH

So.

Howard

Vernon Hills, Ill.

Morgan Marlbrough

L

Jr.

Howard

Mandeville, La.

 

SECOND TEAM

Name

Pos.

Cl.

School

Hometown

Jasmine Jackson

OH

Sr.

Delaware State

South Riding, Va.

Petra Jerabkova

S

Sr.

Maryland Eastern Shore

Prague, Cze. Republic

Zuzana Ondruskova

OH

Fr.

Maryland Eastern Shore

Bilovec, Czech Republic

Alana Polk

MB

So.

Maryland Eastern Shore

Houston, Texas

Andjela Reljic

L

Sr.

Maryland Eastern Shore

Novi Sad, Serbia

Keana Browne

MB

So.

Morgan State

Virginia Beach, Va.

Brooke Stamnes

OH

Sr.

North Carolina A&T State

Loreburn,Saskatchewan

 

THIRD TEAM

Name

Pos.

Cl.

School

Hometown

Phylecia Armstrong

MB

r-Jr.

Bethune-Cookman

Tacariqua, Trinidad & Tobago

Rhea Simon

OH

Sr.

Bethune-Cookman

St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

Reeana Richardson

OH

Fr.

Hampton

Ellicott City, Md.

Lucia Babic

OH

Fr.

Maryland Eastern Shore

Sisak, Croatia

Carmen Fernandez

S

Sr.

Morgan State

Bayamon, Puerto Rico

Ashley Johnson

L

Sr.

North Carolina A&T State

Ewa Beach, Hawaii

Kelsey Murphy

OH

Jr.

North Carolina Central

Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.


*-Denotes Tie

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