November 13, 2013

Defiance’s Chelsea Ludeman Named HCAC Volleyball MVP

GREENWOOD, IN – Defiance College's Chelsea Ludeman (Napoleon, Ohio/H.S.) has been selected as the 2013 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference volleyball Most Valuable Player.  Ludeman helped guide the Yellow Jackets to the school's first ever volleyball HCAC title, going 9-0 during the regular season against league opponents.

College of Mount St. Joseph's Jessica Wilgenbusch (Sunman, Ind./East Central) has been honored as the 2013 HCAC Freshman of the Year, Hanover College's Kylie Justus (Crawfordsville, Ind./H.S.) claimed the 2013 Defensive Most Valuable Player honor, and Defiance head coach Brie Brenner picked up her second-straight HCAC Coach of Year Award.

Ludeman played in 105 games for the Yellow Jackets this season and averaged 3.89 kills per set to rank first in the conference.  The senior posted a .310 hitting percentage and added 21 service aces, 88 total blocks, and added 2.36 digs per set during Defiance's 29 matches.  The Napoleon, Ohio native averaged 3.60 kills (1st in HCAC) and 2.63 digs per set with a .358 hitting percentage (2nd in HCAC) during conference matches this season.

Justus, the Panthers' senior defensive specialist, was the backbone of the Hanover defense all season.  The senior ranked fourth in the conference with a 4.93 digs per set average during conference play and posted a 5.38 average in all contests (2nd in HCAC).  During Hanover's 32 matches, Justus totaled 619 digs on the year.  This is the third-straight HCAC Defensive MVP honor for Justus.

Mount St. Joseph's Jessica Wilgenbusch averaged 1.80 kills per set with 61total blocks, and a 1.09 digs per set average in her first collegiate season.  The freshman averaged 1.94 kills per set in league play to earn Freshman of the Year honors.

Brenner guided the Yellow Jackets to the school's first ever women's volleyball HCAC crown with a perfect 9-0 conference mark.  In her second season at Defiance, Brenner led the Jackets to an appearance in the HCAC tournament semifinals and ended the season with a 23-6 record.

Joining Ludeman and Justus as a member of the All-HCAC squad are Anderson University's Courtney Carver (Sr., Warsaw, Ind.), Bluffton University's Jenny Brown (So., St. Marys, Ohio), Kendra Parmenter (So., Grove City, Ohio), and Brooke Ruffer (So., Stryker, Ohio), Defiance College's Bree Anderson (Jr., Huntertown, Ind.) and Alicia Kalik (Jr., South Lyon, Mich.), Franklin College's Mackenzie Wieneke (Seymour, Ind.), Hanover College's Rachel Hasewinkel (So., Sheridan, Ind.), Mount St. Joseph's Nicole Sherpensky (Sr., Cincinnati, Ohio)  and Hannah Vanarsdall (Sr., Cincinnati, Ohio), Rose-Hulman's Sarah Jensen (So., Overland Park, Kan.), and Transylvania University's Meghan Bowers (Sr., Louisville, Ky.) and Sarah Jonas (So., Lowell, Ind.).

 

Most Valuable Player: Chelsea Ludeman, Defiance College

Defensive Most Valuable Player: Kylie Justus, Hanover College

Freshman of the Year: Jessica Wilgenbusch, College of Mount St. Joseph

Coach of the Year: Brie Brenner, Defiance College

 

All-HCAC

Courtney Carver

Anderson

Senior

RS

Warsaw, Ind./Whitko

Jenny Brown

Bluffton

Sophomore

MH

St. Marys, Ohio/Memorial

Kendra Parmenter

Bluffton

Sophomore

OH

Grove City, Ohio/H.S.

Brooke Ruffer

Bluffton

Sophomore

S

Stryker, Ohio/H.S.

Alicia Kalik

Defiance

Junior

S

South Lyon, Mich./H.S.

Bree Anderson

Defiance

Junior

OH

Huntertown, Ind./Carroll

Mackenzie Wieneke

Franklin

Sophomore

Libero

Seymour, Ind./H.S.

Kylie Justus

Hanover

Senior

Libero

Crawfordsville, Ind./H.S.

Rachel Hasewinkel

Hanover

Sophomore

OH

Sheridan, Ind./Zionsville

Nicole Sherpensky

Mount St. Joseph

Senior

MH

Cincinnati, Ohio/Northwest

Hannah Vanarsdall

Mount St. Joseph

Senior

OH

Cincinnati, Ohio/McAuley

Sarah Jensen

Rose-Hulman

Sophomore

RS/S

Overland Park, Kan./Blue Valley NW

Meghan Bowers

Transylvania

Senior

MB

Louisville, Ky./Presentation

Sarah Jonas

Transylvania

Sophomore

S

Lowell, Ind./H.S.

 

All-Freshman Team

Adrienne Shepard

Bluffton

MH

Arlington, Ohio/H.S.

Kelsey Tietje

Defiance

MB

Deshler, Ohio/Patrick Henry

Ashley Bazier

Franklin

S

Terre Haute, Ind./South

Jessica Wilgenbusch

Mount St. Joseph

OH

Sunman, Ind./East Central

Morgan Dreyer

Rose-Hulman

S/RS

Batesville, Ind./H.S.

Tricia Moffatt

Transylvania

OH

Indianapolis, Ind./Lawrence Central

Honorable Mention All-HCAC

Tayler Stone

Anderson

Senior

MH

Muncie, Ind./Delta

Alexis Pierce

Defiance

Senior

MH

Wauseon, Ohio/H.S.

Kazondra Ramos

Earlham

Senior

Libero

Commerce, Calif./El Rancho

Jolene Wells

Earlham

Freshman

MB

Cedar Grove, NC/Carolina Friends School

Emily Young

Franklin

Sophomore

OH

Avon, Ind./H.S.

Mikayla Munn

Manchester

Sophomore

S

Elkhart, Ind./Central

Kate Dangel

Rose-Hulman

Senior

Libero

Upper Arlington, Ohio/H.S.

Casey Levitt

Rose-Hulman

Senior

OH

Thousand Oaks, Calif./Westlake

Lauren Ketron

Transylvania

Junior

OPP

Mason, Ohio/William Mason

Erin Romito

Transylvania

Sophomore

OH

Edgewood, Ky./Scott

 
 
 
 
 

HCAC All-Sportsmanship Team

Sarah Hales

Anderson

Senior

OH

Pendleton, Ind./Heights

Ashley Litwiller

Bluffton

Junior

MH

Hopedale, Ill./Olympia

Alicia Kalik

Defiance

Junior

S

South Lyon, Mich./H.S.

Kazondra Ramos

Earlham

Senior

Libero

Commerce, Calif./El Rancho

Kasey King

Franklin

Sophomore

DS

Holton, Ind./South Ripley

Kylie Justus

Hanover

Senior

Libero

Crawfordsville, Ind./H.S.

Makenna Hamilton

Manchester

Senior

DS

Medaryville, Ind./West Central

Cheyenne Tobler

Mount St. Joseph

Freshman

OH

Verona, Ky./St. Henry

Sarah Jensen

Rose-Hulman

Sophomore

RS/S

Overland Park, Kan./Blue Valley NW

Sarah Jonas

Transylvania

Sophomore

S

Lowell, Ind./H.S.