Stoodley back on First Team; Cady, Jones voted Second Team
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Three starters on the Plymouth State University women's volleyball team were recognized Tuesday with selections to the 2011 All-Little East Conference Team.
Junior Casey Stoodley was named to the All-LEC First Team as an outside hitter, and senior Sarah Cady and sophomore Allie Jones were voted to the Second Team as a setter and outside hitter, respectively. Stoodley and Cady are repeat selections from last year, while Jones is a first-time honoree. The All-Conference teams are voted on by the LEC's eight head coaches.
In addition, Panther first-year head coach Chris Kilmer was chosen by his peers as the LEC Coach of the Year.
A 5'9" junior, Stoodley is one of the top hitters in the conference, averaging 3.36 kills per set to rank fourth in that department. She was also third on the team and 10th in the LEC in service aces with 0.39 per set. Stoodley has posted 10 double-doubles this season, reaching double figures in a match in both kills and digs, and she had three matches with at least 20 kills.
A 5'9" senior, Cady did a masterful job distributing the ball for the Panther offense, ranking second in the LEC in assists (9.68 per set). A testament to Cady's efforts is that five different Panthers averaged between 1.70 and 2.42 kills per set. Cady has recorded a career-high 1,13 assists this season, and ranks fourth on the PSU career lists for assists with an even 2,400.
A 5'11" sophomore, Jones was a top outside hitter that gave PSU a second strong attacker after Stoodley. She averaged 2.42 kills per set to rank second on the team while posting a .262 attack percentage. Jones also led the Panthers and ranks fifth in the LEC in service aces.
Kilmer, in his first year on the Panther sideline after three years as head coach at Saint Michael's College, has led the Panthers to a 23-10 overall record. PSU claimed a share of the LEC regular season championship and finished runner-up in the LEC Tournament. The Panthers are the #2 seed in this week's ECAC New England Tournament, and will host Western New England University this Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. in a first-round match at Foley Gymnasium.
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