Rose-Hulman’s Anna Lewer Named HCAC Volleyball MVP

GREENWOOD, IN – Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology's Anna Lewer (Indianapolis, Ind./Lutheran) has been selected as the 2012 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference volleyball Most Valuable Player.  Lewer helped guide the Engineers to a third place finish in the league standings with a 7-2 mark against conference opponents.

Manchester University's Sarah Pruden (Noblesville, Ind./H.S.) has been honored as the 2012 HCAC Freshman of the Year, Hanover College's Kylie Justus (Crawfordsville, Ind./H.S.) claimed the 2012 Defensive Most Valuable Player honor, and Defiance head coach Brie Brenner picked up her first HCAC Coach of Year Award.

Lewer played in 113 games for the Engineers this season and averaged 3.42 kills per set to rank second in the conference.  The senior posted a .285 hitting percentage and added 21 service aces, 53 total blocks, and ranked ninth in the league with 3.58 digs per set during RHIT's 30 matches.  The Indianapolis, Indiana native averaged 3.74 kills (2nd in HCAC) and 3.41 digs per set (10th in HCAC) with a league-best .339 hitting percentage during conference matches this season.

Justus, the Panthers' junior defensive specialist, was the backbone of the Hanover defense all season.  She ranked second in the conference with a 5.56 digs per set average during conference play and posted a 6.01 average in all contests (1st in HCAC).  During Hanover's 32 matches, Justus totaled 691 digs on the year.  This is the second-straight HCAC Defensive MVP honor for Justus.

Manchester's Sarah Pruden averaged a league-best 3.67 kills per set with 17 aces, 41 blocks, and a 2.76 digs per set average in her first collegiate season.  She averaged 3.57 kills per set in league play, ranking third in the HCAC in that category. 

Brenner guided the Yellow Jackets to a fourth place finish in the league standings with a 6-3 mark.  In her first season at Defiance, Brenner led the Jackets to an appearance in the HCAC tournament semifinals and ended the season with an 18-13 record.

Joining Lewer, Justus, and Pruden as a member of the All-HCAC squad are Anderson University's Tayler Stone (Jr., Muncie, Ind.), Bluffton University's Heather Schierer (Sr., Crescent Springs, Ky.) and Jenny Brown (Fr., St. Marys, Ohio), Defiance College's Alicia Kalik (So., South Lyon, Mich.), Alexis Pierce (Jr., Wauseon, Ohio), and Chelsea Ludeman (Jr., Napoleon, Ohio), Hanover College's Sarah Quebe (Sr., Indianapolis, Ind.), Mount St. Joseph's Jaclyn Stenger (Sr., Cincinnati, Ohio), Nicole Sherpensky (Jr., Cincinnati, Ohio), and Bethani Ritter (Jr., Cincinnati, Ohio), Rose-Hulman's Sarah Jensen (Fr., Overland Park, Kan.), and Transylvania University's Meghan Bowers (Jr., Louisville, Ky.) and Sarah Jonas (Fr., Lowell, Ind.).

Most Valuable Player: Anna Lewer, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Defensive Most Valuable Player: Kylie Justus, Hanover College

Freshman of the Year: Sarah Pruden, Manchester University

Coach of the Year: Brie Brenner, Defiance College

 

All-HCAC

Tayler Stone

Anderson

Junior

MH

Muncie, Ind.

Heather Schierer

Bluffton

Senior

OH

Crescent Springs, Ky.

Jenny Brown

Bluffton

Freshman

MH

St. Marys, Ohio

Alicia Kalik

Defiance

Sophomore

S

South Lyon, Mich.

Alexis Pierce

Defiance

Junior

OH

Wauseon, Ohio

Chelsea Ludeman

Defiance

Junior

RS

Napoleon, Ohio

Sarah Quebe

Hanover

Senior

OH

Indianapolis, Ind.

Sarah Pruden

Manchester

Freshman

OH

Noblesville, Ind.

Jaclyn Stenger

Mount St. Joseph

Senior

Libero

Cincinnati, Ohio

Nicole Sherpensky

Mount St. Joseph

Junior

MH

Cincinnati, Ohio

Bethani Ritter

Mount St. Joseph

Junior

OH

Cincinnati, Ohio

Sarah Jensen

Rose-Hulman

Freshman

S

Overland Park, Kan.

Meghan Bowers

Transylvania

Junior

MH

Louisville, Ky.

Sarah Jonas

Transylvania

Freshman

S

Lowell, Ind.

All-Freshman Team

Jenny Brown

Bluffton

MH

St. Marys, Ohio

Kourtney Settle

Franklin

MH

Vallonia, Ind.

Sarah Pruden

Manchester

OH

Noblesville, Ind.

Sarah Jensen

Rose-Hulman

S

Overland Park, Kan.

Sarah Jonas

Transylvania

S

Lowell, Ind.

Erin Romito

Transylvania

OH

Edgewood, Ky.

Honorable Mention All-HCAC

Stephanie Weinman

Anderson

Senior

DS

Indianapolis, Ind.

Mackenzie Lauber

Bluffton

Freshman

S

Mansfield, Ohio

Ashlee Heberger

Earlham

Senior

S

Fairport, NY

Kourtney Settle

Franklin

Freshman

MH

Vallonia, Ind.

Jordan Finke

Franklin

Sophomore

MH

Indianapolis, Ind.

Sarah Hasewinkle

Hanover

Sophomore

MH

Zionsville, Ind.

Megan Keller

Hanover

Junior

MH

Cincinnati, Ohio

Meika Kennedy

Manchester

Freshman

DS

N. Manchester, Ind.

Michelle Woods

Mount St. Joseph

Senior

DS

Ft. Wright, Ky.

Kate Dangel

Rose-Hulman

Junior

Libero

Upper Arlington, Ohio

Casey Levitt

Rose-Hulman

Junior

OH

Thousand Oaks, Cali.

Erin Hoffmann

Transylvania

Sophomore

Libero

Louisville, Ky.

Lauren Ketron

Transylvania

Sophomore

OH

Mason, Ohio

 

HCAC All-Sportsmanship Team

Kelly Roberts

Anderson

Sophomore

OH

Heath, Ohio

Bethany Behnfeldt

Bluffton

Junior

MH

Napoleon, Ohio

Alicia Kalik

Defiance

Sophomore

S

South Lyon, Mich.

Meg Huffmeyer

Earlham

Sophomore

OH

Osgood, Ind.

Erika Davies

Franklin

Freshman

MH

Greencastle, Ind.

Megan Keller

Hanover

Junior

MH

Cincinnati, Ohio

Jordan Redding

Manchester

Senior

OH

Ft. Wayne, Ind.

Nicole Sherpensky

Mount St. Joseph

Junior

MH

Cincinnati, Ohio

Erika McGuire

Rose-Hulman

Senior

DS

Indianapolis, Ind.

Sarah Jonas

Transylvania

Freshman

S

Lowell, Ind.