Five Mustangs Named to All-Conference First Team, Gieselman POY
ANNVILLE, Pa. - Set to play in its third-straight conference championship game Saturday, the Stevenson women's volleyball team had five players named to the All-Commonwealth Conference First Team on Friday, including senior Jessica Gieselman (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill) who was named Player of the Year for the second time.
The Mustangs (34-2, 9-0 MAC) accounted for five of the seven first team members in Gieselman, senior Christine Isenberg (Taneytown, Md./Francis Scott Key), juniors Samantha Perillo (Wilmington, Del./Wilmington Friends) and Megan Miller (Middletown, Del./St. Georges Tech) and sophomore Imani Hudson (Burke, Va./Lake Braddock).
Head coach Dave Trumbo earned his second Coach of the Year honor, his first coming in 2011 in the Mustangs final season in the Capital Athletic Conference.
A two-time Commonwealth Conference Player of the Week selection this season, Gieselman has totaled 1,216 assist and ranks second in Division III with 11.69 assists per set. This season, she picked her 4,000th career assist and her 1,000th career dig.
Isenberg earned her third consecutive all-conference honor after being named to the second team a year ago. This year, she has totaled 309 kills which ranks ninth in school history and is just seven kills shy of 1,000 for her career. Isenberg leads the team with 3.36 kills per set and is second with 244 digs.
Perillo earns her second consecutive first team honor and her third career all-conference selection. She leads the team with 598 digs, two shy of the school record which she set a season ago, while also ranking in the top-25 in Division III with 5.49 digs per set. She also leads the team with 58 service aces which ranks eigth in school history.
Miller, a 2012 All-Commonwealth Conference Second Team selection, leads the conference with a .393 hitting percentage which also ranks first in school history for a single season. She has totaled 251 kills and 70 total blocks, the second-highest total in the conference. Her 55 block assists also ranks sixth in school history.
Hudson, the 2012 Commonwealth Conference Rookie of the Year, was named to the first team after leading the conference with 334 kills, a mark that ranks her sixth in school history. She has also totaled 202 digs, 46 blocks and 29 service aces.
Trumbo earned his second coach of the year honor in the last three seasons after Stevenson finished undefeated in conference play for the second-straight year. The team has dropped only 11 out of 113 sets this season and he is now 192-57 in seven seasons as a college head coach, including 101-8 over the past three.
The Mustangs (34-2) will host Messiah in a rematch of last year's conference championship match on Saturday at Owings Mills Gymnasium beginning at 2:00 p.m. Stevenson defeated the Falcons at home to win the title a year ago, 25-23, 25-20, 25-22.