Thursday, November 18, 2010

CCAA Announces 2010 Women's Volleyball All-Conference Team

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (Nov. 18) – Cal State San Bernardino, which captured its fifth straight California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) title, had a league-high tying five players named to the 2010 All-CCAA team, including a conference-high tying three first-team selections, it was announced on Thursday.

Junior middle blocker Samantha Middleborn, who helped Cal State San Bernardino to a 25-2 overall record, including a 21-1 conference mark, became the sixth Coyotes player to earn Most Valuable Player of the Year honors and third in the last four years.

Chico State outside hitter Alex Shurtz was named Freshman of the Year, while freshman Denise DeVine of Cal State Dominguez Hills was selected Newcomer of the Year. Jim Spagle, who guided Cal State East Bay to program-best 20-7 overall record, was named Coach of the Year. The Pioneers compiled a 15-7 conference mark and tied UC San Diego for second place in the CCAA.

Joining Middleborn on the first team were teammates Jane Chafeh (senior, outside hitter) and Nicole Moore (senior outside hitter). UC San Diego was represented on the first team by junior setter Roxanne Brunsting, junior outside hitter Katie Condon and sophomore middle blocker Julia Freidenberg.

Cal State L.A. placed two players (Zuzana Cizova and Marquis Mora) on the first team, while Rheann Fall of Cal State Monterey Bay, Cal State East Bay’s Roxanne Neely, Ally Sather of Sonoma State and Lianne Vicchio of Cal State Stanislaus rounded out the first team.

2010 CCAA Women's Volleyball All-Conference Team

First Team
Name (School, Pos., Year, Hometown)
Roxanne Brunsting (UC San Diego, S, Jr., Chula Vista, Calif.)
Jane Chafeh (Cal State San Bernardino, OH, Sr., Fontana, Calif.)
Zuzana Cizova (Cal State L.A., OH, Sr., Zlin, Czech Republic)
Katie Condon (UC San Diego, OH, Jr., Pasadena, Calif.)
Rheann Fall (Cal State Monterey Bay, OH, Jr., Elk Grove, Calif.)
Julia Freidenberg (UC San Diego, MB, So., Seattle, Wash.)
Nicole Moore (Cal State San Bernardino, OH, Sr., Lancaster, Calif.)
Marquis Mora (Cal State L.A., MB, So., Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.)
Samantha Middleborn (Cal State San Bernardino, MB, Jr., Rialto, Calif.)
Roxanne Neely (Cal State East Bay, OPP, Sr., Lancaster, Calif.)
Allyson Sather  (Sonoma State, OH, So., Santa Rosa, Calif.)
Iris Tolenada (San Francisco State, S, So., Antioch, Calif.)
Lianne Vicchio (Cal State Stanislaus, OH, Jr., Orangevale, Calif.)

Second Team
Name (School, Pos., Year, Hometown)
Sukhjit Athwal (Cal State East Bay, OH, Jr., Milpitas, Calif.)
Denise DeVine (Cal State Dominguez Hills, OH, Fr., Lake Elsinore, Calif.)
Megan Johnson (Cal State San Bernardino, MB, Jr., Glendale, Ariz.)
Taylor Krenwinkel (Sonoma State, S, Jr., San Diego, Calif.)
Sarah Kurfess (San Francisco State, L, Jr., Bakersfield, Calif.)
Melanie Lashbrook (Cal State Monterey Bay, MB, Jr., Truckee, Calif.)
Jessica Leek (Chico State, RS, So., Laguna Niguel, Calif.)
Lauren Massa (Cal State East Bay, L, Sr., Loveland, Colo.)
Halimah Oswald (San Francisco State, MB, Jr., San Francisco, Calif.)
Keala Peterson (Sonoma State, OH, Jr., Sebastopol, Calif.)
Alex Shurtz (Chico State, OH, Fr., Moraga, Calif.)
Camille Smith (Cal State San Bernardino, S, So., Norco, Calif.)
Sable Villaescusa (Chico State, S, So., Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.)

Most Valuable Player: Samantha Middleborn (Cal State San Bernardino)
Freshman of the Year: Alex Shurtz (Chico State)
Newcomer of the Year: Denise DeVine (Cal State Dominguez Hills)
Coach of the Year: Jim Spagle (Cal State East Bay)

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