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Williamson leads the Tritons in kills and points and is second in aces and digs.
Triton Volleyball Players Earn All-CCAA, Daktronics West Region Accolades
Release: Saturday 11/16/2011 
by UCSD

LA JOLLA, Calif. - Several members of the 15th-ranked UC San Diego women's volleyball team garnered accolades Wednesday as the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) and Daktronics announced their all-league and all-region selections.

Senior outside hitter Hillary Williamson picked up honors from both factions, being named First Team All-CCAA as well as a Daktronics Second Team West Region All-Star selection. Senior setter/outside hitter Roxanne Brunsting was also labeled an All-CCAA First Teamer, while senior outside Katie Condon was named a member of the All-CCAA Second Team.

Williamson is in the midst of a career season for the Tritons, leading the team in kills and points and sitting in second on the roster in service aces and digs. The Orange, Calif., native has led UCSD in kills in 17 of 26 matches and recently collected the 1,000th dig of her career. Williamson has posted 16 double-doubles and established new career-highs in kills, digs and points this season.

It was Williamson's third season winning recognition from the CCAA. In 2008, she was tabbed the CCAA Freshman of the Year as well as a second team all-league pick, while in 2009 she also won second team honors.

It's Brunsting's third consecutive selection to the All-CCAA First Team. The most well-rounded player in the CCAA, Brunsting split time as a setter and an outside hitter this year. After setting for the first time in 2010, the Chula Vista, Calif., native picked up the 1,000th assist of her career in 2011. She'll be just the second Triton in program history to graduate with over 1,000 assists and 1,000 digs. Brunsting has two triple-doubles and 19 double-doubles to her name this season.

Condon is second on the team in kills and is just one of four Tritons to lead the team in kills in a single match this season. The Pasadena, Calif., native has totaled 10 double-doubles and was named the CCAA Player of the Week on Oct. 31, the lone weekly winner from UCSD this season.

Senior middle blocker Samantha Middleborn, who's helped Cal State San Bernardino to a 27-0 record and the program's first-ever undefeated regular season, was a unanimous repeat winner as the CCAA's Most Valuable Player.

Sonoma State middle blocker Regan Richert was named the CCAA Freshman of the Year, while freshman teammate outside hitter Kelsey Hull was selected Newcomer of the Year. Cal State San Bernardino head coach Kim Cherniss was voted Coach of the Year for the fifth time.

Cal State San Bernardino and Sonoma State led all teams with five All-CCAA picks each.

UCSD, which finished its regular season with a 21-5 overall record, is heading to its sixth straight NCAA West Regional this week. As the No. 2 seed, the Tritons face off against Grand Canyon in a first round match Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at Cal State San Bernardino's Coussoulis Arena.

2011 ALL-CCAA VOLLEYBALL TEAMS

First Team
Roxanne Brunsting, UC San Diego, Setter, Senior, Chula Vista, Calif.
Rheann Fall, Cal State Monterey Bay, Outside Hitter, Senior, Elk Grove, Calif.
Kelsey Hull, Sonoma State, Opposite, Freshman, Valley Springs, Calif.
Megan Johnson, Cal State San Bernardino, Middle Blocker, Senior, Glendale, Ariz.
Jessica Leek, Chico State, Right Side Hitter, Junior, Laguna Niguel, Calif.
Marquis Mora, Cal State L.A., Middle Blocker, Junior, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
Samantha Middleborn, Cal State San Bernardino, Middle Blocker, Senior, Rialto, Calif.
Halimah Oswald, San Francisco State, Middle Blocker, Senior, San Francisco
Keala Peterson, Sonoma State, Outside Hitter, Senior, Sebastopol, Calif.
Ally Sather, Sonoma State, Outside Hitter, Junior, Santa Rosa, Calif.
Camille Smith, Cal State San Bernardino, Setter, Junior, Norco, Calif.
Lianne Vicchio, Cal State Stanislaus, Outside Hitter, Senior, Orangevale, Calif.
Hillary Williamson, UC San Diego, Outside Hitter, Senior, Orange, Calif.

Second Team
Morgan Carty, Cal State San Bernardino, Outside Hitter, Senior, Upland, Calif.
Priscilla Collings, Cal State San Bernardino, Outside Hitter, Senior, Chula Vista, Calif.
Katie Condon, UC San Diego, Outside Hitter, Senior, Pasadena, Calif.
Natalia Gonzalez, Cal State L.A., Outside Hitter, Senior, Covina, Calif.
Taylor Krenwinkel, Sonoma State, Setter, Senior, San Diego, Calif.
Taylr Kreutziger, Cal Poly Pomona, Middle Blocker, Junior, Villa Park, Calif.
Melanie Lashbrook, Cal State Monterey Bay, Middle Blocker, Senior, Truckee, Calif.
Oceana Matsubu, Humboldt State, Outside Hitter, Senior, Citrus Heights, Calif.
Kitona Offord, Cal State East Bay, Middle Blocker, Junior, Houston, Texas
Leslie Ray, Cal State East Bay, Libero, Senior, Long Beach, Calif.
Hayley Ross, Sonoma State, Setter, Sophomore, Petaluma, Calif.
Iris Tolenada, San Francisco State, Setter, Junior, Antioch, Calif.
Sable Villaecusa, Chico State, Setter, Junior, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

Most Valuable Player
Samantha Middleborn, Cal State San Bernardino, Middle Blocker, Senior, Rialto, Calif.

Freshman of the Year
Regan Richert, Sonoma State, Middle Blocker, Freshman, Bakersfield, Calif.

Newcomer of the Year
Kelsey Hull, Sonoma State, Opposite, Freshman, Valley Springs, Calif.

Coach of the Year
Kim Cherniss, Cal State San Bernardino

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2011 DAKTRONICS WEST REGION ALL-STAR TEAMS

First Team 
Hillary Hurley, Hawaii Hilo, Outside Hitter, Senior, Anderson, Calif.
Shih Ting Chen, BYU-Hawaii, Outside Hitter, Freshman, Yunlin, Taiwan
Jackie Matthisen, Alaska Anchorage, Outside Hitter, Senior, Anchorage, Alaska
Samantha Middleborn, Cal State San Bernardino, Middle Hitter, Senior, Rialto, Calif.
Robyn Burton, Alaska Anchorage, Middle Hitter, Sophomore, Eagle River, Alaska 
Shelby Swanson, Seattle Pacific, Setter, Junior, Kennewick, Wash. 
Anna Herold, Seattle Pacific, Libero, Senior, Bothell, Wash.

Second Team
Keala Peterson, Sonoma State, Outside Hitter, Senior, Sebastopol, Calif.
Hillary Williamson, UC San Diego, Outside Hitter, Senior, Orange, Calif.
Rheann Fall, Cal State Monterey Bay, Outside Hitter, Senior, Elk Grove, Calif.
Stephanie McBride, Grand Canyon, Middle Hitter, Senior, Newbury Park, Calif.
Marquis Mora, Cal State L.A., Middle Hitter, Sophomore, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
Camille Smith, Cal State San Bernardino, Setter, Junior, Norco, Calif.
Kristen Preach, Grand Canyon, Setter, Junior, Phoenix, Ariz.
Kyra Pelayo, Hawaii Pacific, Libero, Senior, San Jose, Calif.

West Region Player of the Year 
Samantha Middleborn, Cal State San Bernardino, Middle Blocker, Senior, Rialto, Calif.

- UCSDtritons.com -

 

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