Association of Division III Independents Names 2009 All-Independent Women's Volleyball Teams
Names 2009 All-Independent Women's Volleyball Teams
KANSAS CITY, MO.--- Senior libero Linda Ly of Chapman University, who recently was named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-America team, headlines the All-Independent Women’s Volleyball teams named today by the Association of Division III Independents.
The 5-foot, 3-inch team captain revolutionized the libero position at Chapman, shattering every school record for digs. This season she finished with 822 digs and led all of Division III with 7.75 digs per set. Ly also set an NCAA Division III record with 56 digs in a four-set match against La Verne on Oct. 10. She finished the season with 11 matches of 30 or more digs. Ly ended her career with 2,529 career digs, which is almost 1,500 more than the next closest player in Chapman history.
Freshman outside hitter Theresa Wohldmann of the University of Dallas was named the AD3I rookie of the year. Wohldmann led the team with 346 kills, and she finished second on the team in service aces (41) and digs (394).
Chapman head coach Mary Cahill was named the AD3I coach of the year after leading the Panthers to their first NCAA playoff appearance since 2005. Chapman finished the season 18-14 before losing to Redlands in the first round of the NCAA Division III West Region championships.
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 – (tie) Liz Baska, Sophomore, University of Dallas, and Elise Schmid, Senior, Nebraska Wesleyan University
MB – Erica Davis, Senior, University of Maine-Presque Isle
DS/Libero – Linda Ly, Senior, Chapman University
OH – Laura Brammeier, Junior, Nebraska Wesleyan University
OH – Katie English, Senior, University of California, Santa Cruz
OH – Michelle Wille, Senior, Mount Mary College
S – Ashley Jedlicka, Sophomore, Nebraska Wesleyan University
MB – Kara Rastello, Sophomore, Finlandia University
MB – Celina Farrell, Junior, University of Dallas
DS/Libero – Dana Johnson, Senior, University of California, Santa Cruz
OH – Brittny Barber, Senior, Nebraska Wesleyan University
OH –Eryn Leja, Senior, Chapman University
OH – Theresa Wohldmann, Freshman, University of Dallas
S – Kat Kowalski, Junior, Chapman University
MB – Nalani Haviland, Sophomore, Chapman University
MB – Paula Hernandez, Freshman, La Sierra University
DS/Libero – (tie) Kelli Fuentes, Junior, University of Dallas; Erika Goldsmith, Junior, Nebraska Wesleyan University; and Isidora Jimenez, Senior, Mills College
OH – Michelle Ferry, Senior, University of Maine-Presque Isle
OH – Danielle Fuchs, Sophomore, University of Dallas
OH – Lyndsey Cargile, Senior, Chapman University
OH – Jennifer Meyers, Senior, University of California, Santa Cruz
S – (tie) Amy Knight, Senior, University of California, Santa Cruz, and Ellen Bethea, Freshman, Trinity Washington University
The Association of Division III Independents consists of 14 Division III independent institutions that have joined together to recognize student-athletes at independent institutions, and to provide exempted postseason championship competition. 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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