Volleyball Awarded Four GSAC All-Conference and One All-Freshmen
November 01, 2012
ATLANTA, Ga. - The Great South Athletic Conference announced their 2012 All-Conference award winners for volleyball for the 2012 season. The Salem Spirits received four All-Conference members and one All-Freshmen team member. Salem finished the regular season with a 12-13 overall record, with 12 wins breaking the previous school record for wins. They are heading into the Great South Tournament as the number three seed, and they will play Agnes Scott on Wednesday at 3:00.
Brittany Miller (Hays, NC), a senior libero, made the All-Conference team for the first time. Miller leads the Spirits with 35 service aces. She also is averaging 2.59 digs per set.
Zy Henderson (Spartanburg, SC), a sophomore defensive specialist, is playing volleyball for the first time this year and also made the Great South All-Conference team. She leads Salem with 219 total digs and 3.00 digs per set.
Roslyn Nixon (Wilson, NC), a sophomore outside hitter, also made the team for the first time. Nixon leads the Spirits with 177 total kills and 2.42 kills per set. She has 22 total blocks so far this season.
Michelle Morgan (Chattanooga, TN), a junior transfer, is a middle blocker for the Spirits and earned her first All-Conference honors. She has 22 blocks so far and leads the team with a .228 attack percentage.
Kelsey Defosse (Wichita Falls, TX), a first-year outside hitter, earned the Spirits only spot on the GSAC All-Freshmen team. She averages 1.11 kills per set.
voting by the league’s head coaches Covenant’s Chelsea Van Dyk laid
claim to both the Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year honors
after an outstanding season on the court. Heather Taylor, her
hardworking coach, completed a clean sweep of the top awards for the
Lady Scots by earning Coach of the Year honors as voted on by her peers.
Fourteen GSAC student-athletes landed on the All-Conference team while seven first-year performers became members of the All-Freshman Team. The entirety of both squads is listed below.
2012 GSAC Volleyball All-Conference Team
Name School Class Position
Chelsea Van Dyk Covenant Freshman Middle Hitter
Estes Carlson Covenant Junior Libero
McKenzie Bragg Wesleyan Freshman Right Side
Stephanie Kirkpatrick Covenant Sophomore Setter
Morgan Bender Agnes Scott Junior Outside Hitter
Brittany Miller Salem Senior Libero
Zy Henderson Salem Sophomore Defensive Specialist
Jynnah Radford Agnes Scott Junior Middle Blocker
Lauern Rozof Huntingdon Junior Outside Hitter
Jessica Chittendon Covenant Senior Middle Hitter
Roslyn Nixon Salem Sophomore Right Side
Kelly Kahumoko Huntingdon Junior Outside Hitter
Michelle Morgan Salem Junior Middle Hitter
Claire Brummeler Agnes Scott Senior Setter
2012 GSAC Volleyball All-Freshman Team
Name School Position
Chelsea Van Dyk Covenant Middle Hitter
McKenzie Bragg Wesleyan Right Side
Lexi Rangel Huntingdon Setter
Cora Schroeder Covenant Outside Hitter
Natali Rendon Agnes Scott Outside Hitter
Kali Martin Huntingdon Outside Hitter
Kelsey DeFosse Salem Outside Hitter