Women's Volleyball: Koehler Earns NECC Player Of Year, McNulty Top Coach, Roulier, Warrington, Beard Honored

Nashua – A trio of Daniel Webster women's volleyball players were recently honored by the New England Collegiate Conference with all-conference selections including the league's top award while Head Coach Karen McNulty earned a top honor.

Junior middle blocker Hannah Koehler (pictured right) of Bedford, N.H. (Bedford) was named the NECC's "Player of the Year," which also included a First Team selection. Senior Madeline Roulier of Pittsfield, Mass. (St. Joseph) was named to the Second Team, and juniors Courtney Warrinngton (Oceanside, Cal.) and Nicole Beard of Shelton, Conn. (Shelton) were Third Team honorees.

Head Coach Karen McNulty, in her first and only season with the program, was named the conference "Coach of the Year" after guiding the Eagles to a program best-ever 22-8 record which included finishing as runner-up in the NECC championship tournament, reaching the finals for the first time since 2010. Her award was the third all-time for the program and first since 2010.

2016 marked the final season of Eagle women's volleyball. The College will cease operations at the conclusion of the 2016-17 academic year.

KOEHLER'S top player award is the first of its kind in program history and first major award for the program since 2008 when Amanda Wilson was the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year. 

Koehler led DWC and placed third in the NECC in kills per set (3.39), was the overall leader in total kills (328), first in hitting percentage (.322) and first in blocks average (64 total). She added 14 assists, 15 aces and 46 digs and combined for a team-best 390.5 points.
A two-time NECC "Player of the Week," Koehler posted double figures in kills 17 times in 29 matches.

Her two-year career at DWC includes 55 matches played with 506 kills (5th all-time), 120 total blocks (6th all-time), 616.5 points (6th all-time), 18 aces, 20 assists and 85 digs.

ROULIER earned her third all-conference award as a second teamer. She was a third-teamer in 2015 and second-teamer in 2013. She averaged 2.22 kills per set, hitting .154 and added 19 assists, a team-best 63 aces (2nd in the NECC), 3.31 digs (5th in the NECC) and combined for 12 blocks and 287.5 total points.

Over her four-year career, Roulier retired as the program's all-time leader in matches played with 103 and was second all-time in kills (758). She was one of only two players in DWC history with 1,000 digs, finishing second with 1,074 while her digs average (3.06) was fourth. She also finished with 993.0 combined points, placing her third all-time. 

BEARD picked up her second straight third-team selection after averaging a whisker below eight assists per set (7.99) as her 767 total assists made her the NECC leader and her average placed her second. She started every set and added season totals of 16 kills, 45 aces, 1.84 digs (177 total), 11 total blocks and 66.5 total points.

Her three-year career at DWC included 74 matches, 1,620 assists (2nd all-time), 40 kills, 102 aces, 454 digs (9th all-time) and 28 blocks for 156.0 points.

WARRINGTON picked up her second honor having been an honorable mention in 2014. Having switched this season from an outside hitter to libero, Warrington led DWC with 341 total digs (3.41 avg), adding 12 kills, eight assists, 40 aces and combined for 52.0 total points.

She will end her DWC career with 268 kills, 21 assists, 134 aces (8th all-time), 762 digs (3rd all-time), seven blocks and 406.5 total points covering thre seasons and 78 matches.

Warrington Roulier Beard

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