LEXINGTON, Ky. – The American Volleyball Coaches' Association announced its NCAA Division III All-Region and All-America teams, and Marymount University women's volleyball had two named to each team.
Senior Caroline Hanson and sophomore Maggie Viniard were both named to the All-East Region team, before being honored as All-America Honorable Mention team members for the first time in both of their careers.
Hanson finished the year as the Saints' offensive leader, posting 340 kills and 54 service aces. Her 4.66 points-per-set average was good for 23rd in the country and second in the Atlantic East Conference. Hanson also ranked third in the Atlantic East with her kills and service aces.
As one of the Saints' most versatile players, Hanson also finished the year second on the team with 49 total blocks and 290 digs. She averaged 3.78 kills per set and 3.22 digs per set, as an important offensive and defensive contributor.
Viniard proved to be one of the top setters in the country, and arguably the best in the Atlantic East, in her second season in blue and white.
She led the conference with 1066 assists and 10.45 assists per set, which were good for 45th and 22nd in the country, respectively. Her totals allowed the Saints to rank first as a team in the conference and 22nd in the nation with 12.50 assists per set.
Both players were named to the All-Atlantic East first team for their efforts, while Hanson was named the conference's Co-Player of the Year.
The pair helped lead the team to the best season in program history, winning the Atlantic East Conference Championship in the league's first year and advancing to the NCAA Division III tournament for the first time ever.
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