2012 AVCA Division III All-Region Teams


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2012 AVCA Division III All-Region Teams

Central Region

Name School Position Year
Lexi Alm College of St. Benedict OH Jr.
Paige Brimeyer University of St. Thomas OPP Jr.
Marilee Fisher**** Washington University in St. Louis S Sr.
Kelly Foley** University of St. Thomas MB So.
Drew Hargrave*** Washington University in St. Louis OH Sr.
Mackenzie Hite Nebraska Wesleyan University L Jr.
Sam Kersting Webster University MB So.
Taya Kockelman College of St. Benedict S So.
Kendra Korporal Northwestern College OH Fr.
Kelly Pang**** Washington University in St. Louis L Sr.
Britlyn Sieck Wartburg College OH Sr.
Ramey Sieck Wartburg College S Jr.
Krista Stoltz Northwestern College S Jr.
Anna Zyvoloski** College of St. Scholastica OH Sr.

Region Freshman of the Year: Kendra Korporal, Northwestern, OH
Honorable Mention: Kelly Niemann (Wartburg, MB, Jr.), Kathleen O'Connor, (Cornell (Iowa), OH, Jr.), Valerie Smith (Bethel, L., Sr.), Kaiti Wachter (St. Thomas (Minn.), L., Sr.), Olivia Wangensteen (Concordia (Minn.), OH, Fr.), Jessa Yousa (Carleton, MB, Sr.)

Great Lakes Region

Name School Position Year
Andrea Behling Wittenberg University MH Jr.
Kristen Bennett Otterbein University RS Sr.
Marian Bevington Heidelberg University MH Sr.
Greer Bratschie*** Hope College S Sr.
Christina Gilene** Wittenberg University L Sr.
Jenna Grasmeyer** Hope College OH So.
Ellen Grenert Ohio Northern University OH Sr.
Kristen Gromes University of Mount Union L Sr.
Lizzie Kamp**** Calvin College OH Sr.
Tabatha Piper Otterbein University S So.
Megan Rietema*** Calvin College S Jr.
Kara Seidenstricker Wittenberg University RS Fr.
Nicole Snyder University of Mount Union RS So.
Mari Schoolmaster Hope College MH Jr.


Region Freshman of the Year: Kara Seidenstricker, Wittenberg, RS
Honorable Mention: Meghan Bowers (Transylvania, MH, Jr.), Jessica Batanian (Wittenberg, OH, Sr.), Maggie Kamp (Calvin, OH, Fr.), Jessica Maier (Hope, L, Sr.), Nicole Sherpensky (Mt. St. Joseph, MH, Sr.), Tori Verville (Thomas More, S, Sr.)

Mid-Atlantic Region

Name School Position Year
Kearby Benak** Eastern University OH Jr.
Emily Carson Susquehanna University OH Sr.
Jessica Gieselman** Stevenson University S Jr.
Chelsea Glowacki*** Salisbury University MB Sr.
Jessica Israel Gallaudet University MB Sr.
Jesse Krasley** Moravian College L Sr.
Courtney Lydick Juniata College MB Jr.
Samantha Perillo Stevenson University L So.
Katrina Pisch Eastern University MB So.
Lauren Rees Messiah College OH Sr.
Samantha Savite** Moravian College OPP Sr.
Ashlyn Tapley Salisbury University OH Fr.
Carley Todd** Salisbury University S Sr.
Jasmine Warmington Johns Hopkins University OPP Fr.

Region Freshman of the Year: Jasmine Warmington, Johns Hopkins, OPP
Honorable Mention: Ali Celentano (Carnegie Mellon, OPP, So.), Kali Frowick (Gallaudet, OPP, So.), Kelly Groff (Eastern, L, St.), Caroline Hubbard (Franklin and Marshall, S/H, So.), Megan Miller (Stevenson, MB, So.), Ashley Rineman (York, L, Sr.)


Midwest Region

Name School Position Year
Nicole Adams Benedictine University MB Jr.
Torey DeLozier** Maranatha Baptist Bible College OH Sr.
Erin Green** University of Wisconsin River Falls MB Sr.
Alexis Hartman University of Wisconsin Stevens Point S So.
Stephanie Kirchner University of Wisconsin Platteville MB Jr.
Audrey Krajec Millikin University MB So.
Jacy Lawrence Dominican University OH Sr.
Leanna Lillge University of Wisconsin Whitewater OH Jr.
Emily Neave University of Wisconsin Eau Claire S Sr.
Kelsey Nobilio University of Wisconsin Whitewater L So.
Mallory Palmer Edgewood College OH Sr
Megan Reynolds*** Elmhurst College MB Jr.
Anne Satterlee University of Wisconsin Eau Claire RS Sr.
Kaitlyn Wilks Elmhurst College MB Jr.

Region Freshman of the Year: Hannah Picel, Wisconsin-Stevens Point, L
Honorable Mention: Amy Bomgren (Wisconsin-Eau Claire, OH, Sr.), Brittany Cardott (Millikin, S, Sr.), Candace Cuppini (Benedictine (IL), OH, Jr.), Catherine Guido (St. Norbert, L, Sr.), Abby Sattler (Benedictine (IL), S, So.), Antoneya Veasy Smith (Elmhurst, OH, Sr.)

New England Region


Name School Position Year
Caitlin Barrett** Middlebury College L Sr.
Sydney Carfagno** Wellesley College OH So.
Sophia Cornew Bowdoin College S Jr.
Isabel Custodio** Wellesley College S/H Sr.
Melissa Haskell Bowdoin College OH Sr.
Danielle Healis Southern Vermont MB Sr.
Megan Jarchow Middlebury College OH Jr.
Christy Jewett Bowdoin College MB Fr.
Kathleen Ketcham Connecticut College S Sr.
Rachel Schroff Connecticut College OPP Sr.
Tessa Smolinski** Springfield College OH Jr.
Katie Spielbauer MIT L Sr.
Casey Stoodley Plymouth State University OH Sr.
Ada Taylor MIT MB Fr.

Region Freshman of the Year:
Ada Taylor, MIT, MB
Honorable Mention: Elsie Bernaiche (Brandeis, Libero, So.), Amy Hart (Middlebury, OH, Jr.), Liz Hood (Brandeis, OH, So.), Isabel Kuhel (Tufts, MB, So.), Ashley Norley (Endicott, L, Sr.), Shannon Thompson (UMass-Boston, OH, Sr.)

New York Region

Name School Position Year
Maria Allocco Nazareth College MB So
Aishvina Arasu Clarkson University OH Fr
Aubrey Cooke Nazareth College S/RS Sr
Ashley Coyle*** SUNY Cortland OH Sr
Kristen Guercio** SUNY Cortland S Sr
Carrie Hack SUNY New Paltz L Jr
Marissa King SUNY New Paltz S Sr
Maggie Kowalska**** Stevens Inst. of Technology RS Sr
Corrine Palmer Skidmore College MB Jr
Nicole Serekian** Richard Stockton College of New Jersey RS Jr
Cat Sullivan Rochester Inst. Of Technology MB Sr
Stephanie Warner*** Richard Stockton College of New Jersey MB Sr
Jessica Wu Bernard M. Baruch College RS So
Natalie Zacpal SUNY Cortland MB Sr

Region Freshman of the Year: Aishvina Arasu, Clarkson, OH
Honorable Mention: Kacy Boburka (SUNY Oneonta, OH, Sr.), Ashley Gubista (New Jersey, L, So.), Hilary Koenigs (Vassar, S, Sr.), Mallory Mendelsohn (Skidmore, S, Sr.), Christina Worth (R.I.T., S, Sr.), Sasha Zavadska (Elmira, OH, Sr.)

South Region


Name School Position Year
Breanah Bourque*** Emory University MB Sr.
Mallory Carter** Randolph-Macon College OH Sr.
Alex Duhl Emory University MB Sr.
Meredith Erwin Trinity University L Sr.
Kala Guy Virginia Wesleyan College OH Sr.
Abby Hogge**** Christopher Newport University L Sr.
Layne Hubbard Trinity University OH So.
Bailey Jensen** Christopher Newport University MB Sr.
Alyssa Kidd Christopher Newport University S Sr.
Jessie Kolden Christopher Newport University OH So.
Chastity Lacy Christopher Newport University MB Jr.
Sydney Miles Emory University S Fr.
Madison Reyes** Hardin Simmons University OH Sr.
Rachel Thibodeau** Southwestern University OH Sr.

Region Freshman of the Year: Sydney Miles, Emory, S
Honorable Mention: Taylor Erwin (Emory, L, Fr.), Christie Fellows (Christopher Newport, OPP, Sr.), Dana Hilzendager (UT-Dallas, OH, Sr.), Tori Puryear (Randolph-Macon, MB, Jr.), Christine Sas (Hardin Simmons, OH, Jr.), Maryn Swierc (Trinity, S, Jr.)

West Region


Name School Position Year
Blair Bjorkman Pacific Lutheran University L Sr.
Logan Boyer-Hayse*** Occidental College OH Sr
Jenni Brehove University of Puget Sound S Jr.
Kayla Cribbs University of La Verne MB Sr.
Val Geiger Chapman University MB So.
Ashleigh Gideon Chapman University OH Sr.
Jackie Harvey** University of Puget Sound OH Jr.
Bethany Huston Pacific Lutheran University MB Jr.
Kylie McLogan** California Lutheran University OH So.
Samantha North** Pacific Lutheran University S So.
Corrine Ostrovsky Chapman University S Jr.
Shannon Pearson** California Lutheran University MB Sr.
Alyssa Sialaris Whittier College OH Sr.
Randi Taylor-Toomay University of La Verne OH Sr.

Region Freshman of the Year: Emily Phillips, Colorado, OH
Honorable Mention: Jillian Davis (Whitman, OH, Jr.), Kate Ferrin (Chapman, MB, Jr.), Madison Leenstra (Willamette, OH, Sr), Carleigh Mueller (Chapman, L, Jr.), Emily Phillips (Colorado College, OH, Fr.), Rachel Smith (Cal Lutheran, L, Sr.)

* Denotes total number of years selected to AVCA Division III All-Region Team



2012 AVCA Division III Region Coaches of the Year


LEXINGTON, Ky. (November 8, 2012) - The following coaches have been selected by their regions as AVCA Region Coaches of the Year. Each of the honorees will represent his/her region on the AVCA National Coach of the Year ballot. The awards will be officially presented at the Jostens Coaches Honors Luncheon in Louisville, KY on Thursday, Dec. 13, at the 2012 American Volleyball Coaches Association Annual Convention.

AVCA Division III Central Region Coach of the Year
Thanh Pham, St. Thomas (Minn)

2012 Record: 34-1,11-0 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Tenth-year head coach Than Pham has his St. Thomas squad primed for a run in the NCAA Tournament, currently ranked eighth in the latest AVCA Top-25 coaches Poll. His teams over the years have come to know nothing but success, having been ranked in 91 of the last 92 AVCA polls. In 2012, The Tommies cruised through the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference undefeated with an 11-0 record. The program has won seven total MIAC championships under Pham, most recently this season. Pham's all time record with the Tommies is a dominant 248-63. He has won the MIAC coach of the year award three times. This is Thanh Pham's second AVCA DIII Central Region Coach of the Year Award, previously taking home the award in 2007.

AVCA Division III Great Lakes Region Coach of the Year
Amber Warners, Calvin College

2012 Record: 28-2, 16-0, Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association

Warners, who won the 2011 Great Lakes Region Coach of the Year award, continued her success into her 11th year as head coach of the Calvin College volleyball team. The Knights finished the 2012 season 28-2, sweeping through their conference with a 16-0 record and claiming the MIAA Conference Championship. They head into the NCAA Tournament ranked in the top spot in the latest AVCA Coaches Poll, hoping to re-capture championship glory from two years ago. They will host a regional, but the path to Holland, MI won't be any easy one as of the eight teams, five are nationally-ranked including four in the top 10. This is her fourth time taking home the AVCA Division III Great Lakes Region Coach of the Year honors, which she won in 2006, 2008 and 2011.

AVCA Division III Mid-Atlantic Region Coach of the Year
Margie Knight, Salisbury University

2012 Record: 34-3, 6-0, Capital Athletic Conference

During Knight's 16 seasons as head volleyball coach at Salisbury University, she led the Sea Gulls to a 368-171 overall record and an 86-22 conference record. In the 2012 season, Salisbury earned a 34-3 regular season record, and was undefeated in their conference with a final record of 6-0 and a Capital Athletic Conference Championship. Over the years, Knight has racked up eight conference championships and as many NCAA Tournament berths. Their current rank of 14th in the nation is the highest in program history, and will take on Mount Saint Mary (N.Y.) College on Friday night in the opening round of the NCAA tournament at Maggs Physical Activities Center. She was Capital Athletic Conference coach of the year in 1998, 2004 and 2008, and this is her second Division III Mid-Atlantic Region Coach of the Year award, previously achieving the honor in 2008.

AVCA Division III Midwest Region Coach of the Year
Julie Hall, Elmhurst College

2012 Record: 29-7, 7-0, College Conference of Illinois Wisconsin

Julie Hall, who also won the Division III Midwest Region Coach of the Year award a year ago, led her team to an impressive 29-7 season with a perfect 7-0 conference record. Last year, Hall became the winningest coach in Elmhurst history, and she currently has a record of 493-231. The Blue Jays defeated Wheaton to win the 2012 College Conference of Illinois-Wisconsin Championship and advance to the NCAA Tournament. This is Hall's 19th season as the Elmhurst Head Coach, and she also serves as Elmhurst's Assistant Athletic Director. This is the third time Hall has been honored as Midwest Region Coach of the Year, with preceding awards coming in 2000 and 2011.

AVCA Division III New England Region Coach of the Year
Joshua Edmed, Connecticut College

2012 Record: 24-3, 8-2 New England Small College Athletic Conference

Connecticut Volleyball had a 24-3 overall season record and was 8-2 in conference matches, concluding the season ranked first in New England Small College Athletic Conference standings. Edmed's squad had a 14-match winning streak, ending with a loss in the NESCAC finals to Middlebury. The team had a fair offense and defensive balance this year, nailing 1,173 kills while also tallying 1,393 digs. Coach Edmed has a long history of volleyball success. He played Division III Men's volleyball at Springfield College, winning the national championship in 1997, and leading the team to another as assistant coach in 2001. Edmed has started youth volleyball programs throughout his career, including the Connecticut College Volleyball Camp and serving as a NCAA Youth Education through Sports Counselor. Not only is he head volleyball coach as Connecticut College, but he also serves as the Associate Director of Athletics. This is Coach Edmed's first New England Region Coach of the Year award.

AVCA Division III New York Region Coach of the Year
Allison Walker, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

2012 Record: 27-6, 8-0 New Jersey Athletic Conference

Allison Walker has continued to reach success now in her eighth season as Richard Stockton Head Volleyball Coach. In her time with Richard Stockton, the Ospreys have won five consecutive NJAC championships and six overall. The Ospreys were at the top of the conference standings throughout the season, with a final conference record of 8-0. Prior to coaching at Richard Stockton, Walker played volleyball at Muhlenberg College and coached at the High School and Club levels. Walker has been voted NJAC Coach of the Year three times. This is her first New York Region Coach of the Year award.

AVCA Division III South Region Coach of the Year
Jenny McDowell, Emory University

2012 Record: 31-5, 8-1 University Athletic Association

This is the second consecutive year that Coach Jenny McDowell has won the South Region Coach of the Year award. McDowell has achieved immense success in her 17 years as head coach at Emory. In the 2012 season, she led the Eagles to a 31-5 season record, an 8-1 conference record and the University Athletic Association Championship. This year is Emory's unprecedented 17th consecutive NCAA Division Tournament appearance, improving her career record to 541-132. Coach McDowell's success was recognized in 2008 with the Division III National Coach of the Year award. This is her fifth South Region Coach of the Year Award, having previously claimed the honor in 2004, 2005, 2008 and 2011.

AVCA Division III West Region Coach of the Year
Kellee Roesel, California Lutheran University
2012 Record: 27-4, 15-1
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

All Kellee Roesel has done in her now seven years at the helm of the Cal Lutheran Regals is win and pump out AVCA All-Americans. Currently holding a tie for the most wins in program history with 168, and at least one AVCA All-American produced in each of the previous six years, she has the numbers to back it up. 2012 has proven to be no exception, entering the NCAA Tournament with a 27-4 record and as the SCIAC Champions. They are currently one of the hottest teams in Division III, having not lost a match since late September (Chapman) while only dropping six total sets in that time. Roesel's squad currently holds the No. 7 spot in the AVCA Top-25 Coaches Poll, and will host the West Regional where they will square off against Southwestern (Texas) on Friday. This is Roesel's second West Region Coach of the Year honor after first winning it in 2010.

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