November 10, 2010

Mount’s Jamie Grauvogel Named HCAC Volleyball MVP

GREENWOOD, IN – Mount St. Joseph’s Jamie Grauvogel (Cleves, Ohio/Harrison) has been selected as the 2010 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference volleyball Most Valuable Player.  Grauvogel helped guide the Lions to a share of the HCAC championship and the school’s 11th tournament title with an 8-1 mark against conference opponents.

Defiance College’s Chelsea Ludeman (Napoleon, Ohio/H.S.) has been honored as the 2010 HCAC Freshman of the Year, Transylvania University’s Sarah Sams (Lexington, Ky./Dunbar) claimed the 2010 Defensive Most Valuable Player honor, and Transylvania head coach Casey Dale picked up his first HCAC Coach of Year Award.

Grauvogel has played in 118 games for the Lions on the year and averaged a league-high 4.64 kills per set.  The senior has posted a .295 hitting percentage and added 41 service aces, 2.12 digs per set and 67 total blocks during the Mount’s 32 matches.  The Cleves, Ohio native averaged 4.82 kills and 2.12 digs per set during conference matches this season.

Sams, the Pioneers’ senior libero, was the backbone of the Transylvania defense all season.  She led the team with a 3.47 digs per set average during conference play and posted a 4.03 average in all contests.  During Transylvania’s 34 matches, Sams totaled 496 digs on the year.

Defiance’s Chelsea Ludeman averaged 2.81 kills per set, 1.35 digs per set, and added 86 total blocks in her first collegiate season.  She tallied 323 total kills, ranking sixth in the conference in that category.  Ludeman was seventh in the conference in kills during conference play, averaging 2.73 per set.

Dale guided the Pioneers to their first HCAC title this season.  Transylvania fell to Mount St. Joseph in the conference tournament championship match, missing a chance to play in the NCAA Division III tournament for the first time in school history.  He led Transy to a 26-8 mark this season, setting a school record for wins in a single season.

Joining Grauvogel, Sams, and Ludeman as a member of the All-HCAC squad are Anderson University’s Tayler Stone (Fr., Muncie, Ind.), Bluffton University’s Shauna Rowland (Sr., Bucyrus, Ohio) and Courtney Zimmerman (Jr., Leesburg, Ohio), Defiance College’s Marlea Rolander (Jr., Napoleon, Ohio), Hanover College’s Rachel Kloentrup (Sr., Morning View, Ky.) and Abby Merritt (Jr., Indianapolis, Ind.), Mount St. Joseph’s Jaclyn Stenger (So., Cincinnati, Ohio) and Lyndsey Waldman (Sr., Batavia, Ohio), Rose-Hulman’s Anna Lewer (So., Indianapolis, Ind.) and Karah Hickman (Jr., Hobart, Ind.), and Transylvania University’s Jordan Geisen (Sr., Florence, Ky.), Rebecca Luking (Jr., Louisville, Ky.), and Katie Ash (Fr., Louisville, Ky.).

All-HCAC

Tayler Stone

Anderson

Freshman

MH

Muncie, Ind.

Shauna Rowland

Bluffton

Senior

S

Bucyrus, Ohio

Courtney Zimmerman

Bluffton

Junior

MH

Leesburg, Ohio

Marlea Rolander

Defiance

Junior

MH

Napoleon, Ohio

Chelsea Ludeman

Defiance

Freshman

RS

Napoleon, Ohio

Abby Merritt

Hanover

Junior

OH/MH

Indianapolis, Ind.

Rachel Kloentrup

Hanover

Senior

OH

Morning View, Ky.

Jaclyn Stenger

Mount St. Joseph

Sophomore

Lib.

Cincinnati, Ohio

Lyndsey Waldman

Mount St. Joseph

Senior

S

Batavia, Ohio

Anna Lewer

Rose-Hulman

Sophomore

OH

Indianapolis, Ind.

Karah Hickman

Rose-Hulman

Junior

MH

Hobart, Ind.

Jordan Geisen

Transylvania

Senior

MH

Florence, Ky.

Rebecca Luking

Transylvania

Junior

S

Louisville, Ky.

Katie Ash

Transylvania

Freshman

OH

Louisville, Ky.

All-Freshman Team

Tayler Stone

Anderson

Freshman

MH

Muncie, Ind.

Chelsea Ludeman

Defiance

Freshman

RS

Napoleon, Ohio

Stacey Sorgius

Hanover

Freshman

S

Indianapolis, Ind.

Lindsay Criswell

Mount St. Joseph

Freshman

OH

Cincinnati, Ohio

Katie Ash

Transylvania

Freshman

OH

Louisville, Ky.

Meghan Bowers

Transylvania

Freshman

MH

Louisville, Ky.

Honorable Mention All-HCAC

Allee Donaghy

Anderson

Junior

Lib.

Ossian, Ind.

Stephanie Weinman

Anderson

Sophomore

OH

Indianapolis, Ind.

Heather Schierer

Bluffton

Sophomore

OH

Crescent Springs, Ky.

Nicole Wood

Bluffton

Junior

OH

Tiffin, Ohio

Callie Kinsey

Earlham

Freshman

OH

Richmond, Ind.

Kazondra Ramos

Earlham

Freshman

Lib.

Commerce, Calif.

Chelsea Caldwell

Franklin

Junior

S

Fountaintown, Ind.

Whitney Moore

Franklin

Junior

OH

Shelbyville, Ind.

Sarah Quebe

Hanover

Sophomore

OH/MH

Indianapolis, Ind.

Kirsten Brandvik

Hanover

Junior

MH

Indianapolis, Ind.

Lauren Nash

Manchester

Senior

S

Sellersburg, Ind.

Christa Peden

Manchester

Senior

MH

N. Manchester, Ind.

Michelle Woods

Mount St. Joseph

Sophomore

DS

Ft. Wright, Ky.

Meghan Bowers

Transylvania

Freshman

MH

Louisville, Ky.