DeMais, Newman & Barrett Reel in Post-Season Honors for Camels
NEW LONDON, Conn.--On the heels of its 19 win season, the Connecticut College volleyball team has been honored with numerous post-season awards.
Senior setter Marissa DeMais (Hillsdale, N.J.) and junior outside hitter Amy Newman (Los Angeles, Calif.) have been named to the All-New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Volleyball Team. DeMais was honored on the second team for the third straight year while Newman earned first team accolades for the second straight season.
Both DeMais and Newman were honored on the ESPN/CoSIDA Academic All District One Volleyball squad in the College Division. This marks the third straight year that DeMais has garnered All-District honors. DeMais lands on the third team this fall while Newman makes her inaugural appearance on the squad as a second team selection.
The New England Women´s Volleyball Association (NEWVA) has honored three Camels with post-season accolades. Newman and DeMais were named to the All-New England Team. Newman garnered first team honors while DeMais was recognized as an honorable mention selection.
Senior middle blocker Molly Barrett (Medfield, Mass.) and DeMais were two of 32 players honored as All-New England Seniors.
Connecticut College Head Volleyball Coach was pleased with recognition that the program received and is looking forward to another exciting year of NESCAC Volleyball in 2011.
"I am excited to see that Molly and Marissa have been recognized for their spectacular play during their senior year," Edmed said. "They both have worked very hard throughout the entire season and have been instrumental in our team's success. Amy and Marissa have been dominant players for our program for the past few years and this year was no different. They both are tremendous athletes that have the ability to take over a match at any moment and when this happens, it is a lot of fun to watch."
Edmed commended DeMais and Newman for their academic achievement in the classroom as members of the ESPN/CoSIDA Academic All-District 1 Team.
"While their athletic prowess is easily noticed on the court of competition, it is great to see these two players being honored for their excellent contributions in the classroom as well," Edmed said. "We talk a lot about "balance" and how important it is at a highly selective liberal arts college and Amy and Marissa have both done an outstanding job of balancing their athletic and academic commitments while executing at a superior level in both areas."
The floor general and facilitator for the Camel offense, DeMais dished out 3,443 assists in her four years career and has amassed 782 digs, 194 kills, 143 blocks and 141 service aces. As a senior co-captain, DeMais distributed 9.86 assists per set to rank fourth in the NESCAC. DeMais will receive her degree in biology this coming spring.
Newman buried 5.17 kills per set this season to lead the NESCAC and has accounted for 973 kills and 589 digs in her three years for the Camel volleyball program. Newman has excelled in the classroom as a mathematics major and is a Dean´s High Honors student.
Barrett was a major contributor in the front court this year and ranked second in NESCAC blocks with .99 rejections per game. She will receive her degree in art marketing this May.
November 11, 2010