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Volleyball Awarded Four GSAC All-Conference and One All-Freshmen

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.

November 01, 2012

ATLANTA, Ga. - The Great South Athletic Conference announced their roslynnixonstands2012 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.

After exclusive 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

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