Association of Division III Independents Names 2008 All-Independent Women's Volleyball Teams
Names 2008 All-Independent Women's Volleyball Teams
KANSAS CITY, MO.--- Senior outside hitter Jackie Randolph of California State University, East Bay, who recently was named by the American Volleyball Coaches Association to the first team All-America team, headlines the All-Independent Women’s Volleyball teams named today by the Association of Division III Independents.
An Alameda, Cal., native, Randolph was named the player of the year after she led Cal State East Bay to a 29-5 record. Randolph led the Pioneers with 409 kills and a .310 hitting percentage. She also was second on the team with 415 digs. The Pioneers competed in the NCAA Division III Volleyball West Regional for the 11th consecutive year, but were beaten by Cal Lutheran in the second round.
Freshman setter Ashley Jedlicka of Nebraska Wesleyan University was named the AD3I rookie of the year. Jedlicka, a native of Schuyler, Neb., ranked third in the AD3I with 9.02 assists per game. She was particularly effective distributing the ball while always on the attack; she had 65 kills and a .269 hitting efficiency.
Nebraska Wesleyan head coach Gina Chambers, who led the Prairie Wolves to a 20-10 record and the school’s fifth consecutive appearance in the NCAA Division III Volleyball Championship, was named the coach of the year. The Prairie Wolves ousted 16th-ranked Pacific Lutheran to win its first match in the NCAA tournament since 2002. Nebraska Wesleyan lost in the second round to fourth-ranked and top seed La Verne.
The All-Independent Women’s Volleyball teams were selected by the women’s volleyball coaches from the Association of Division III Independents member schools.
MB – Jillian Felger, Senior, Chapman University
MB – Celina Farrell, Sophomore, University of Dallas
DS/Libero (tie)– Kelli Fuentes, Sophomore, University of Dallas; and
Erika Goldsmith, Sophomore, Nebraska Wesleyan University
OH – Jackie Randolph, Senior, California State University, East Bay
OH – Abby Bade, Senior, Nebraska Wesleyan University
OH – Kelly Paris, Senior, California State University, East Bay
S – Amy Knight, Junior, University of California, Santa Cruz
MB – Christine Tillman, Sophomore, Salem College
MB – Cara Ward, Junior, Nebraska Wesleyan University
DS/Libero – Linda Ly, Junior, Chapman University
OH – Katie Lineberger, Senior, Salem College
OH –Megan Wisniewski, Senior, University of California, Santa Cruz
OH – Lyndsey Cargile, Junior, Chapman University
S – Roxanne Neely, Sophomore, California State University, East Bay
MB – Tamara Bulatovic, Senior, St. Joseph’s College (Brooklyn)
MB – Kara Rastello, Freshman, Finlandia University
DS/Libero – Melinda Tom, Senior, University of California, Santa Cruz
OH – Karen Sally Espinosa, Junior, Mills College
OH – Bala Huseinovic, Senior, St. Joseph’s College (Brooklyn)
OH – Karen Koljonen, Junior, Finlandia University
S – Ashley Jedlicka, Freshman, Nebraska Wesleyan University
The Association of Division III Independents consists of 17 Division III independent institutions that have joined together to recognize student-athletes at independent institutions, and to provide exempted postseason championship competition in seven sports in 2008-09. The Association recognizes outstanding athletic achievements of its student-athletes on a weekly, monthly and annual basis. The Association provides statistical services for its members in seven sports. In addition, it will announce All-Independent teams at the conclusion of eight other sports this year.
More information about the Association of Division III Independents is available at http://www.d3independents.org.
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