Five from Women's Volleyball Named MAC Commonwealth All-Conference

Five from Women's Volleyball Named MAC Commonwealth All-Conference

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ANNVILLE, Pa. – A total of five members of the Stevenson University women's volleyball team were named to the MAC Commonwealth All-Conference Team released Thursday.

Seniors Annika Schwartz and Deanna Bradbury and sophomore Katie Leftridge were First Team selections, while junior Moriah Savage and sophomore Victoria Prokic were each Second Team choices.

Schwartz earns All-Conference honors for the fourth time in her career, and was selected to the First Team for the third straight season.  A four-time MAC Commonwealth Player of the Week for the 31-1 Mustangs, Schwartz has totaled 344 kills, 294 digs, 65 service aces and 41 blocks while hitting .299.  She ranks third in the conference in kills per set on a team with three players in the top 20 in the conference in that category and sits fifth in hitting percentage, first in service aces per set and in the top 20 in both blocks per set (11th) and digs per set (17th).  Schwartz is the only player in the conference to rank in the top 20 in all five categories.

Bradbury was selected to the MAC Commonwealth All-Conference team for the third time in her career and was named to the First Team for the second consecutive year.  Stevenson's libero, Bradbury has totaled 471 digs in 30 matches and leads the conference in digs per set (5.01).  She totaled double-digit digs on 24 occasions and has been instrumental for a Mustang defense that leads the conference and ranks 20th nationally by allowing opponents to hit just .104 and record a league-low 9.33 kills per set.

After appearing in 15 matches as a freshman, Leftridge emerged as a key contributor for the Mustangs in 2017, totaling 273 kills and 283 digs while hitting .258.  Leftridge was named the AVCA Division III and MAC Commonwealth Player of the Week in early October as she hit .417 and totaled 52 kills and 47 digs in four matches, including 13 kills and eight digs in a sweep of then-No. 12 Juniata.  She ranks 10th in the MAC Commonwealth in kills per set and hitting percentage.

Savage was an Honorable Mention All-Conference selection in 2016.  This season, Savage has totaled 249 kills while hitting .237 and posted 70 blocks (11 solo) to rank third on the team in that category.  She ranks ninth in the MAC Commonwealth in blocks per set while ranking 13th in hitting percentage and 14th in kills per set.

Prokic was also an Honorable Mention All-Conference selection a season ago.  Despite missing the season's first four matches, Prokic has totaled a team-best 78 blocks to go along with 99 kills while hitting at a .282 clip.  She leads the conference in blocks per set, averaging just over a block per set, and she had a season-high seven blocks in Stevenson's 3-1 win over then-No. 18 Johns Hopkins on October 19.

Stevenson, ranked No. 15 nationally, returns to action Saturday when it hosts Arcadia in the MAC Commonwealth championship match at 2:00 pm at Owings Mills Gymnasium.