CCU

Four Chanticleers Earn All-Conference Honors

Senior Kindra Bailey Named First Team for Second Year in a Row

       

Two-time First Team All-Conference Selection Kindra Bailey

Two-time First Team All-Conference Selection Kindra Bailey

Nov. 19, 2013

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Coastal Carolina volleyball team members sophomore Gabriella Horvath, senior Kindra Bailey, redshirt sophomore Lian Bernett and senior Lauren Alejo were honored by the Big South Conference as part of its 2013 season awards, which the league announced on Tuesday.

Bailey was selected to the Big South all-conference first team for the second-straight season, Horvath was named to the first team after being named to the All-Freshman team last season. Bernett and alejo each picked up their first all-conference honors with second team nods. In addition, Alejo was named to the all-academic team for the third-straight year.

Bailey and Horvath become the first CCU duo to be named first team all-conference since 2005 when Katherine Jensen-Spencer and Jennifer Hampton were both named first team. The four all-conference honorees is the most for CCU since 2003 when Jensen-Spencer (First Team), Hampton (Second Team), Sarah Bennett (Second Team), Kristin Rinne (Second Team) were all honored.

Bailey leads the conference in hitting percentage, ranks eighth in blocks overall and fourth in conference matches only. She was named to the CofC All-Tournament Team earlier this season. She ranks sixth in the CCU record book for career block assists (226) and eighth in total blocks (290). She has 19 matches this season with 3-plus blocks. She was named First Team All-Big South in 2012 and becomes the first CCU player with make back-to-back first team selections since Chelsy Kimes was named first team in 2008, 2009 and 2010. Bailey is also a three-time member of the BSC Presidential Honor Roll.

Horvath ranks 10th in the Big South in service aces per set and seventh in kills per set and fourth in service aces in conference games only. She has 16 matches with double-digit kills including season-high 19 against High Point. She recorded nine double-doubles this season. Last season she was named to the 2012 BSC All-Freshman Team as well as the BSC Presidential Honor Roll.

Bernett ranks ninth in the conference in service aces per game and fifth in conference matches only. She had double-digit kills in 17 matches this season including a season-high 21 against Samford. She has recorded nine double-doubles on the season. Defensively she has 11 matches with 3-plus blocks including season-high five against Samford. She was named to the KSU Owls Classic All-Tournament Team earlier this season. She was named to the All-Freshman team in 2011 and also made the BSC Presidential Honor Roll that season.

Alejo ranks sixth in assists overall in the Big South and third in conference matches only. She has 2,810 career assists which ranks fourth in the CCU record book. She has 11 double-doubles this season including 11 matches with 40-plus assists including two 50-plus outings. She was named BSC Player of the Week earlier this season. She also ranks third on team in service aces.

Alejo makes her third-straight appearance on the Big South All-Academic team. She carries a 3.92 GPA in biology. She has been named to the BSC Presidential Honor Roll three times as well. She becomes the first Chant to make the All-Academic team three-straight years since Jill Nyhof accomplished the feat in 2007, 2008 and 2009.

2013 Big South All-Conference First Team
Rachel Wiechecki, OH, So., Radford
Chelsea Davis, OH, Jr., High Point
Irene Ojukwu, OH, Sr., Winthrop
Gabriella Horvath, OH, So., Coastal Carolina
Kindra Bailey, MB, Sr., Coastal Carolina
Jade Craycraft, S, Sr., Liberty
Emma Deininger, MB, Jr., Radford
Anna Moore, MB, Sr., UNC Asheville
Rachel Wells, LIB, Sr., UNC Asheville

2013 Big South All-Conference Second Team
Cheyanne James, OH, So., Radford
Andrea Barman, MB, Sr., Presbyterian College
Kristin Heldt, RS, Jr., High Point
Maddie Simpson, S, Sr., High Point
Lian Bernett, OH, R-So., Coastal Carolina
Lauren Alejo, S, Sr., Coastal Carolina
Mary Trimpe, LIB, Sr., Presbyterian College

2013 Big South All-Freshman Team
Savannah Angel, MB, R-Fr., High Point
Brianna Starr, OH, Fr., Gardner-Webb
Nzea McQuitery, MB, Fr., Liberty
Shelby Erickson, OH, Fr., UNC Asheville
Brianna Gray, MB, Fr., Winthrop
Kelby Jackson, LIB, Fr., Radford
Jordan Watson, OH, Fr., Radford

2013 Big South All-Academic Team
Heather Wilson, S, Sr., Campbell
Meredith Parrott, MB, So., Charleston Southern
Lauren Alejo, S, Sr., Coastal Carolina
Heather Feldman, S, Jr., Gardner-Webb
Waive Chin, DS, So., High Point
Becca Haraf, DS, Sr., Liberty
Andrea Barman, MB, Sr., Presbyterian College
Emma Deininger, MB, Jr., Radford
Christine Lakatos, OH, Sr., UNC Asheville
Rachel Lenz, MB, So., Winthrop

2013 Big South Player of the Year
Rachel Wiechecki, OH, So., Radford

2013 Big South Freshman of the Year
Savannah Angel, MB, R-Fr., High Point

2013 Big South Coach of the Year
Marci Jenkins, Radford

2013 Big South Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Emma Deininger, MB, Jr., Radford