Three @stAteVolleyball Players Named AVCA All-Region
JONESBORO, Ark. (12/6/16) – Markie Schaedig and Mallory Warrington were named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Southwest All-Region Team, while Carlisa May was selected as Honorable Mention Southwest All-Region the AVCA announced Tuesday.
This is Schaedig’s third consecutive All-Region honor, which extends her school record, while Warrington claimed her second straight All-Region accolade. It is also May’s second straight season to be honored by the AVCA after she garnered All-Region Team honors a year ago. The three All-Region selections give the program a total of 12 in school history.
“There’s only so much you can say about Markie, Mallory, and Carlisa,” A-State volleyball coach David Rehr commented. “Markie and Mallory, especially, laid the foundation for where we are today as a program and Carlisa is part of the legacy they are leaving behind with her only being a sophomore. They are three great players and every accolade they have received has been well-deserved.”
A native of Little Rock, Ark., Schaedig led the team with 609 digs (5.30 per set), which is the eighth most in a single season in school history. The 5.30 digs per set mark ranks 11th in the nation, while the 609 digs are 18th most. The senior libero registered her third consecutive Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Year award and claimed two Defensive Player of the Week awards this season to give her 12 for her career, which is tied for the most in league history. She leaves A-State with the third-most career digs in school history with 2,153.
Warrington, who hails from Lake St. Louis, Mo., put together an impressive 2016 campaign with 1,372 assists for an 11.93 per set average. The 11.93 per set mark ranks as second in the nation, while the 1,372 helpers are fourth most. The senior setter claimed the SBC Setter of the Year honor for the second straight season and won 10 of the league’s 12 Setter of the Week awards to give her 16 career weekly honors. She also added 342 digs on the year and became the ninth member of the 1,000-1,000 Club with 4,296 career assists (ranked third in school history) and 1,183 career digs.
May led the team with 445 kills, which is the most since the 2004 season for an A-State player, and a 3.90 per set mark to lead the conference as she was named the Sun Belt Conference Offensive Player of the Year. The sophomore outside hitter hit .250 on the year and also earned two SBC Offensive Player of the Week awards to give her 10 for her career. Additionally, May earned All-Tournament accolades at the TCU Invitational, Hoosier Classic, and SBC Tournament.
Arkansas State’s season came to a close in the SBC Tournament finals with a loss to Coastal Carolina. A-State finished the season 25-8 and was 15-1 in league play to earn the West Division crown.Fans can follow the team on Twitter (@stAteVolleyball) and Instagram (astatevolleyball) along with liking the Arkansas State University Volleyball page on Facebook for the latest news and updates regarding the team.