McKiel Earns Player of the Year Honors; Potter Also Earns All-Conference

McKiel Earns Player of the Year Honors; Potter Also Earns All-Conference

MELBOURNE, Fla. – Two University of Tampa volleyball players have earned All-Sunshine State Conference honors. Katie McKiel earned first-team honors and Kamari Potter earned second-team honors. McKiel also was named Sunshine State Conference Player of the Year.

McKiel, an outside hitter from Colorado Springs, Colo., becomes the 11th Spartan to be named Player of the Year and the first since 20161. For the season, McKiel led the league in total attempts (1,160), kills (433), and kills per set (3.77). She was also 21st in digs (277) and 29th in digs per set (2.41).

Potter, a middle blocker from Daytona Beach, Fla. earned second-team honors after a solid year for Tampa. She finished the year with 251 kills which ranked third on the team. She would also finish the regular season with a .359 hitting percentage, which was third among all qualified athletes in the SSC.

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Player of the Year: Katie McKiel, Tampa

Freshman of the Year: Sam Wolf, Palm Beach Atlantic

Newcomer of the Year: Sam Wolf, Palm Beach Atlantic

Coach of the Year: Adam Milewski, Lynn

2019 Volleyball ALL-SSC First Team

Pos.

Name

School

Yr.

Hometown

OH

Katie McKiel^@

Tampa

Jr.

Colorado Springs, Colo.

OH

Sonja Udovcic^

Lynn

Jr.

Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina

OH

Marine Kinna

Lynn

Jr.

Guethary, France

MB

Anilise Fitzi~

Saint Leo

Sr.

Walton, New Zealand

OH

Kristina Filimonova^#@Δ

Barry

Sr.

Moscow, Russia

S

Alyssa Rudd

Embry-Riddle

Sr.

Tallahassee, Fla.

L

Olivia Roa*#

Embry-Riddle

Sr.

Port Orange, Fla.

-

 

 

 

 

2019 Volleyball ALL-SSC Second Team

Pos.

Name

School

Yr.

Hometown

OH

Ally Ford

Nova Southeastern

Jr.

Leesburg, Va.

OH

Megi Buvinic^~ †

Barry

Sr.

Umag, Croatia

OH

Sam Wolf

Palm Beach Atlantic

Fr.

Cincinnati, Ohio

M

Kamari Potter

Tampa

So.

Daytona Beach, Fla.

MB

Kishara Gordon

Barry

Sr.

Stouffville, Ontario

MB

Anastasiia Samokhvalova*

Barry

Jr.

Moscow, Russia

L

Audren Rose^~

Barry

Sr.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

-

 

 

 

 

2019 Volleyball ALL-SSC Newcomer Team

Pos.

Name

School

Yr.

Hometown

OH

Sam Wolf

Palm Beach Atlantic

Fr.

Cincinnati, Ohio

OH

Ally Ford

Nova Southeastern

Jr.

Leesburg, Va.

MH

Alex Boone

Nova Southeastern

Jr.

Burnsville, N.C.

OH

Jordan Schumacher

Embry-Riddle

Jr.

Delray Beach, Fla.

MB

Victoria Macaluso

Lynn

So.

Lone Tree, Colorado

S

Sydney Case

Eckerd

So.

Lakeville, Minn.

 

^ = 2018 First Team All-SSC                       * = 2018 Second Team All-SSC                 ~ = 2018 All-SSC Newcomer Team

† = 2018 Newcomer of the Year              # = 2017 First Team All-SSC                       = 2017 All-SSC Newcomer Team

@ = 2016 All-SSC Newcomer Team         Δ  = 2016 Freshman of the Year

 

1 Eleven Tampa athletes have been named Player of the Year a combined 15 times, led by Berkley Whaley (2013, 2014, 2015). Allee Stelogeannis (2016) was the previous winner for UT.