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Okerlund and Slugs Lead All-ACAA Volleyball Team

Okerlund and Slugs Lead All-ACAA Volleyball Team

Claire Okerlund of UC Santa Cruz has been named Player of the Year and highlights the All-ACAA Volleyball Team as selected by the league's coaches. UC Santa Cruz, the 2019 ACAA Volleyball Champions, swept the special awards. Five of the league's seven teams are honored on the first team.

The Slugs' Cassie Nickel was tabbed as the Defensive Player of the Year, Sinead Beaupain was named First Year Player of the Year and Alana Susbilla picked up Setter of the Year honors. UCSC Coach Gabrielle Houston was honored by her peers as Coach of the Year.

Statistical leaders on the first team include Okerlund in kills per set (3.25) and kills (345); Ashley Noble in digs per set (5.04); Adrianna Nestor in digs (402). In addition, Setter of the Year honoree Sinead Beaupain led the league in assists per set with 5.37 apg. 

Houston led UC Santa Cruz to a 15-14 mark and the ACAA championship in their first year in the league.

 

 First Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

Name

 

School

 

Pos

 

Yr

 

Top Stats

  Hometown

 

Claire Okerlund

  UC Santa Cruz   OH  

Jr.

   3.25 kps, .328%   Fullerton, CA  
Alexandria Everett   UC Santa Cruz  

MB

 

Sr.

   1.46 kps, .187%   Upland, CA  

Paola Beniquez

  Pratt  

OH

 

Jr.

   .237%, 2.32 dps   Carolina, PR  

Kaitlyn Hess

  Valley Forge  

S

 

Sr.

   0.73 saps, 1.70 aps   York, PA  

Ashley Noble

  Mills  

L

 

 

  5.04 dps   Salinas, CA  
Adrianna Nester   Mount Mary   OH  

Sr.

   4.06 dps, 2.20 kps   Anaheim, CA  

Alana Susbilla

  UC Santa Cruz  

S

 

Sr.

   5.07 aps   Union City, CA  

Cassie Nickel

  UC Santa Cruz  

L

 

Sr.

      kkkkkkkkkk

 

Second Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name

 

School

 

Pos

 

Yr

 

Top Stats

 

Hometown

Brianna Ecker

  Mount Mary  

S

 

Fr.

   165 kills   Fond du Lac, WI

Braedyn Hurd

  Finlandia   OH  

Fr.

   1.31 kps, 2.39 dps   Woodlawn, WA
Megan Johnson   Mount Mary  

DS

 

So.

   4.33 dps, 0.39 saps   Waukesha, WI
Taylor Hendrick   Finlandia  

MB

 

Fr.

   0.56 bps, 35 bs   Quincy, CA

Alyssa Nelson

  Mount Mary   S  

Sr.

   308 digs, 2.24 aps  

Rockford, IL

Taylor Talerico

  Mount Mary   OH  

So.

   2.40 dps  

Iron Mountain, MI

 

Player of the Year - Claire Okerlund, UC Santa Cruz
Defensive Player of the Year -
Cassie Nickel, UC Santa Cruz
Setter of the Year - Alana Susbilla, UC Santa Cruz
First Year of the Year - Sinead Beaupain, UC Santa Cruz
Coach of the Year - Gabrielle Houston, UC Santa Cruz