Six Collect MAC Commonwealth Women's Volleyball Honors, Bradbury, Schwartz Named First Team

Six Collect MAC Commonwealth Women's Volleyball Honors, Bradbury, Schwartz Named First Team


ANNVILLE, Pa. – Six members of the Stevenson University women's volleyball team were named to the MAC Commonwealth women's volleyball All-Conference team announced Wednesday morning.  The six selections were led by junior libero Deanna Bradbury and junior outside hitter Annika Schwartz, who each earned First Team accolades.

Senior setter Sara Bollinger and senior outside hitter Kristen Brooks were selected to the Second Team, while sophomore right side Moriah Savage and freshman middle hitter Victoria Prokic earned Honorable Mention status.

Bradbury, a Second Team All-Conference selection in 2015, appeared in 27 matches and 90 sets for the Mustangs and totaled 442 digs (4.91 digs/set), which currently leads the MAC Commonwealth.  She posted at least 20 digs on nine occasions, including a season-high 33 in a five-set loss to UMass Boston in September.  Bradbury also has 20 service aces on the season, good for fifth on the Mustangs.

Schwartz was named All-Conference for the third straight season, as she was Second Team as well as the conference Rookie of the Year in 2014, while garnering First Team honors as a sophomore in 2015.  One of two players to play in all 113 sets, her 402 kills (3.56 kills/set) lead the Mustangs and rank second in the MAC Commonwealth.  She also sits third on the team in digs with 270, and posted 12 double-doubles (kills-digs) on the season.  Schwartz also led the team in service aces with 53 while her 40 total blocks put her fifth on the Mustangs.

Bollinger was also named All-Conference for the third time, as she was named Second Team in 2014 and Honorable Mention in 2015.  She racked up 602 assists (5.33 assists/set) while playing in a 6-2 offense for the first time in 2016, and helping the Mustangs to a .224 hitting percentage, second-best in the league.  She reached the 3,000 assist mark for her career this season and also totaled 205 digs.  Bollinger also had 46 service aces, second on the team.

Brooks was a First Team All-Conference selection in 2014.  This season, she totaled 178 kills and 298 digs while hitting .223 for the season.  She had a season-high 13 kills in a three-set win over St. Mary's (Md.) on Senior Night, while posting double-digit digs 16 times, including 26 in a five-set setback to Carnegie Mellon.  She ranks second on Stevenson in digs, while her 40 service aces are good for third.

Savage finished second on the Mustangs with 248 kills while hitting at a .258 clip on the season, also good for second on the squad.  Her 47 total blocks place her fourth on the roster.  Savage finished with double-digit kills on nine occasions, including 15 kills three times, and had a season-best five blocks twice, including in last week's season finale against Johns Hopkins.

Prokic made an immediate impact in her first season at Stevenson, posting a team-best 97 blocks, which currently leads the MAC Commonwealth.  She posted 11 blocks in a 3-2 loss to Ohio Northern in September and nine in a four-set win over Catholic in October.  Prokic also led the Mustangs in hitting percentage at .262 while recording 185 kills, including a season-best 11 twice.

Stevenson, 24-7 overall and winners of 15 straight, begins its quest for a fifth straight MAC Commonwealth championship Wednesday night when the top-seeded Mustangs host No. 4 seed Widener in a 7:00 semifinal at Owings Mills Gymnasium.