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Griffiths earns All-NACC First Team Volleyball honors

Griffiths earns All-NACC First Team Volleyball honors

WAUKESHA, Wis. – Concordia University Wisconsin junior outside hitter Hannah Griffiths was named to the All-Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference First Team, highlighting four Falcons who earned postseason honors for the 2013 volleyball season.

Griffiths (Antigo, Wis.) was named to the All-NACC First Team after leading the Falcons in kills (335), attack percentage (.228) and finishing second on the team in digs (401) and service aces (29). She finished the season with a team-high 15 double-doubles.

Junior Britta Duchow (Potter, Wis.) earned All-NACC Honorable Mention honors after pacing CUW (14-19) in total blocks with 119 – 21 solo, 98 assisted. She also smashed 224 kills, which was third on the team, and had a .197 attack percentage. Duchow's block total consisted of 12 matches with at least five total blocks, including a career-high nine. She also moved into 26th place all-time in NACC history with 222 career blocks.

Junior Carley Valentine (De Pere, Wis.) picked up All-NACC Honorable Mention honors for the second-consecutive season. She had a stellar year, posting three triple-doubles and 13 double-doubles. Valentine was second on the team in assists (555), third in total blocks (62) fourth in kills (192), and fourth in digs (258). She also passed the 1,000-assist plateau this season.

Freshman Karina Klotz (Hubertus, Wis.) was named to the All-NACC Freshman Team after leading the Falcons with 584 assists and 35 service aces, to go along with 259 digs, which was third on the team. She had 14 matches with at least 20 assists in a 6-2 offensive system. Klotz ended the season with a career-high 44 assists.

The Falcons ended the 2013 campaign with a 14-19 overall record and a 6-5 record in NACC play. Their 14 wins was a six-win improvement from last season.

2013 NACC Postseason Awards
Player of the Year: Claire Dezelski, Dominican University
Defensive Player of the Year: Cheyanne Kelly, Dominican University
Freshman of the Year: Andrea Kappelman, Aurora University
Coach of the Year: Paul Schlomer, Edgewood College

All-NACC First Team
Candice Cuppini, Benedictine University, Sr., OH, Bloomington, Ill.
Claire Dezelski, Dominican University, Sr., OH, Northville, Mich.
Katie Freitag, Lakeland College, Sr., MB, Kiel, Wis.
Erin Greenfield, Wisconsin Lutheran College, Sr., OH, Wauwatosa, Wis.
Hannah Griffiths, Concordia University Wisconsin, Jr., OH, Antigo, Wis.
Cheyanne Kelly, Dominican University, Jr., DS, Kalamazoo, Mich.
Jessica Martin, Edgewood College, Sr., OH, East Troy, Wis.
Brittany Reindl, Lakeland College, Sr., S, Kenosha, Wis.
Abby Sattler, Benedictine University, Sr., S, Chilton, Wis.
Lindsey Swansby, Edgewood College, Sr., S, Berlin, Wis.
Christina Wilson, Dominican University, So., S, Homer Glen, Ill.
Jordan Winkler, Edgewood College, So., OH, Menomonee Falls, Wis.

All-NACC Second Team
Bianca Gordon, Concordia University Chicago, Sr., MB, Milwaukee, Wis.
Caitlen Foote, Dominican University, So., OH, Dexter, Mich.
Kelli Johnson, Wisconsin Lutheran College, Sr., MB, Milwaukee, Wis.
Andrea Kappelman, Aurora University, Fr., OH, Dallas, Texas
Molly Kovacich, Benedictine University, Sr., OPP, St. Louis, Mo.
Katie Wedvick, Edgewood College, Sr., MB, Edgerton, Wis.

All-NACC Honorable Mention
Nicole Adams, Benedictine University, Sr., MB
Maria Bintz, MSOE, Fr., OPP/MB
Amanda Dillman, Lakeland College, Sr., MB
Britta Duchow, Concordia University Wisconsin, Jr., MB, Potter, Wis.
Caleigh Galvan, Lakeland College, So., OH
Emily Ortner, Alverno College, So., OH
Sarah Schuchhardt, Edgewood College, Jr., MB
Anna Smit, Marian University, So., OH
Rachel Tesch, Edgewood College, So., DS
Carley Valentine, Concordia University Wisconsin, Jr., S/OPP, De Pere, Wis.

All-NACC Freshman Team
Maria Bintz, MSOE, Fr., OPP, Germantown, Wis.
Carri Chambers, Dominican University, Fr., OH, Winnebago, Ill.
Elizabeth Evans, Edgewood College, Fr., MB, Waunakee, Wis.
Andrea Kappelman, Aurora, Fr., OH, Dallas, Texas
Karina Klotz, Concordia University Wisconsin, Fr., S, Hubertus, Wis.
Maddi Zanoni, Dominican University, Fr., OPP, Hudsonville, Mich.