Women's Volleyball: Crawford Earns First Team, Breault Honorable Mention All-Conference Honors
Nashua, NH – Two Daniel Webster women's volleyball players have earned All-Conference honors as announced by the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) Monday. Junior Chelsey Crawford of Westfield, Mass. has been named to the All-Conference First Team, while senior Kate-Lynn Breault of Hudson, N.H. picked up Honorable Mention accolades as selected by the conference coaches.
The award is the first for Breault and third straight for Crawford, who becomes the first player in program history to earn three first team selections, and is also a former conference "Rookie of the Year."
Crawford, a junior middle blocker and outside hitter, appeared in every set and led the Eagles with 3.04 kills per set and hit .270 overall (277 k, 96 e, 670 att), adding 53 service aces, 66 digs, 20 total blocks, and averaged 3.77 points per set. She reached double figures in kills 16 times including a season and career-high 24 in a 3-2 loss at Pine Manor College on October 8th.
Among NECC league leaders, Crawford finished third in kills per set, fifth in hitting percentage, third in points per set, and fourth in total kills.
|Katie Breault earned her first all conference honor in her final season, averaging over 1.4 kills er set.|
A two-time NECC "Player of the Week" this past season, Crawford is the all-time kills leader in program history with 767 and stands second all-time in both attack percentage (.281) and kills per set (2.98).
Breault, meanwhile, enjoyed her best season after missing her junior year to injury. She rebounded to play in all 91 possible sets in 25 matches, averaging 1.40 kills per set, hit. 209 overall (127-53-354), adding a team-best 55 service aces, 62 digs, 30 total blocks, and combined for 2.23 points per set. She knocked down a season best nine kills twice and a career best six aces once.
Under the guidance of fourth-year Head Coach Braden Zamore, the Eagles posted a 16-9 overall record including a 5-3 mark in NECC play. The Eagles qualified for the post-season for a record fourth straight season, advancing to the semifinals also for the fourth straight year.
Moreover, over the past four years, the program has enjoyed its greatest run of success, combining for four straight winning seasons (64-31 overall, 25-4 NECC), the only winning seasons in program history, have reached the finals twice and won one tournament championship.