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Amanda Colla, Micah Hammond, and Jessica Rieble

Colla, Hammond, and Rieble Earn All-CCAA Honors


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SAN RAMON, Calif. - Amanda Colla (Carlsbad/San Dieguito Academy), Micah Hammond, and Jessica Rieble of the University of California San Diego women's volleyball team earned All-California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) accolades as the conference announced its honorees Wednesday.

Colla was named to the league's first team, while Hammond and Rieble were selected to the second team.

A senior outside hitter, Colla leads UC San Diego in points (380.5), points/set (4.28), kills (330), kills/set (3.71), attack attempts (908), and service aces (24) and is second in digs (362) and digs/set (4.07). In the CCAA, she ranks third in points/set (4.41), third in kills/set (3.81), and 10th in digs/set (4.19). Nationally, Colla is 51st in points/set and 64th in kills/set. Over 25 matches and 89 sets in 2017, Colla has recorded a team-high 17 double-doubles. In October, she established new career-highs with 24.5 points and 23 kills in a match against Cal State San Bernardino. Colla logged her 500th career kill this season and is currently third on UCSD's career digs list with 1,502.

Hammond is in her first season with the Tritons after transferring from El Camino College. The junior middle blocker leads the team in attack percentage (.331), is second in kills (213), kills/set (2.48), blocks (65), and blocks/set (0.76), and third in points (250.0) and points/set (2.91). Among all CCAA players, she is fourth in attack percentage (.357). On the national front, she ranks 65th in that category. Hammond set season-bests with 23 points and 19 kills against Cal State Monterey Bay on Oct. 27.

Also a middle blocker, Rieble has been a force at the net for the Tritons in 2017. The sophomore is tops on the roster in blocks (98) and blocks/set (1.14), second in points (267.0), points/set (3.10), and attack percentage (.221), and third in kills (207) and kills/set (2.41). Nationally, she ranks 43rd in blocks/set. In the league, she is tied for second in blocks/set (1.25). Rieble has totaled multiple blocks in 21 of 25 matches and has finished with five or more eight times. She registered a career-high 18 kills at Point Loma in early September.

The trio has started all 25 matches for the Tritons this season.

It is the first career all-conference honor for Colla, Hammond, and Rieble.

UC San Diego (16-9, 10-7 CCAA) begins postseason play Thursday at the CCAA Championship, hosted by San Francisco State. The Tritons take on Cal State East Bay (17-10, 10-8 CCAA) in a quarterfinal match at 5 p.m. UCSD is the third seed from the CCAA's South Division, while CSUEB is the second seed from the North Division. For complete information, visit the official tournament page.

2017 CCAA Volleyball All-Conference Teams
Player of the Year: Lauren Nicholson, Cal State San Bernardino
Setter of the Year: Courtney Seda, Sonoma State
Libero of the Year: Megan Bohorquez, Sonoma State
Newcomer of the Year: Daisia Labrie, Cal State LA
Freshman of the Year: Karla Santos, Cal State LA
Coach of the Year: Andrea Leonard, Cal State San Marcos

First Team
Megan Bohorquez, DS, Sonoma State
Amanda Colla, OH, UC San Diego
Hailey Jackson, MB, Cal State San Bernardino
Daisia Labrie, MB, Cal State LA
Kelsey McIntire, MB, Sonoma State
Olivia Mediano, OH, Chico State
Maddy Newcombe, OH, Cal State San Marcos
Lauren Nicholson, OH, Cal State San Bernardino
Karla Santos, OH, Cal State LA
Courtney Seda, S, Sonoma State
Deja Thompson, MB, Cal State East Bay
Maddy Underwood, OH, Cal State Monterey Bay

Second Team
Morgan Annala, MB, Sonoma State
Clair Autry, OH, Cal State Dominguez Hills
Bekah Boyle, OH, Chico State
Erica Chapa, S, Cal State Monterey Bay
Jayann DeHoog, S, Cal State San Bernardino
Faith Fortune, MB, Cal State San Marcos
Alexandra Gresham, OPP, Cal Poly Pomona
Micah Hammond, MB, UC San Diego
Jessica Rieble, MB, UC San Diego
Amber Tygart, OH, Cal State Monterey Bay
Caiti Wiesner, OH, Sonoma State
Tati Yandall, OH, Cal State Dominguez Hills

Honorable Mention: Andrea Bosnic (Cal Poly Pomona), Brandi Brucato (Cal State East Bay), Grecia Cordero-Barr (Cal State San Marcos), Lauren Lee (Cal State San Marcos), Kiki Leuteneker (Cal State East Bay), Lindsey Ray (Cal State East Bay), Leilia To'omalatai (Cal State San Bernardino)


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