The awards for Sarah and Isabel just keep coming, which is really great. Several others have also received awards that we'll highlight in here as well, but I'm very excited for them both to be garnering these very nice honors in their final year. First of all, both Sarah and Isabel were named to the AVCA All-Region Team (Northeast Region). The AVCA (American Volleyball Coaches Association) is the National Coaches organization which is split into 10 different regions across the country. The Northeast Region has the second most member schools in it of the total of 437 Division III schools nationally. Additionally, they were both named to the Honorable Mention All-American list by the AVCA!
Sarah was also named CoSIDA First-Team Academic All-District (District 1), and will go on a national ballot to be selected sometime in early December. All THREE seniors were just named to the Academic All-NESCAC Team, which is quite impressive, so congratulations to our trio of Seniors (Sarah, Isabel and Claire). Additionally, Sarah was one of only THREE athletes in all of the NESCAC who was on all three teams: All-Conference, All-Academic, and All-Sportsmanship! Well done, Sarah!!
Our other (non-senior) members of the NESCAC All-Academic Team were Chellsa and El, so huge congrats to the two of them as well!
We will certainly miss our three seniors next year, not only for their great volleyball skills, but also for their personalities and Team spirit! Thank you for all of your contributions and congratulations on these very nice honors!
As we wind up the first semester, we will celebrate our season with a Team Brunch at a local Inn later next week, right before finals start. This is a nice way to end our semester, and then the long off-season begins. The team organizes themselves to play, keep working out, and do other fun team bonding things as well as some community service events. A couple of our juniors will be going abroad, so we'll hope to get updates on everything and post some fun happenings in the winter and off-season here in Middlebury to keep everyone up on MCVB.