Kylie Rupe - Manhattan Christian College
LEXINGTON, Ky. (December 13, 2013) -The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) is pleased to announce that Manhattan Christian College junior outside hitter Kylie Rupe has been selected as the 2013 AVCA NCCAA National Player of the Year.
It was a tremendous season for NCCAA Division II's Manhattan Christian College, who finished with a 32-7 overall record winning the conference regular season, tournament and regional championship. They concluded the NCCAA Volleyball Championships ranked fourth, making an appearance in the NCCAA National Semi-Finals.
For her efforts, Rupe was named the Most Outstanding Player at the National Tournament.
They can attribute much of their success to three-time AVCA NCCAA All-American Kylie Rupe. She ranked second in the Central Region in kill percentage (28.96%) and kills per set (3.19) and sixth in aces per set (0.53). She was also strong defensively, placing in the top-10 in the region in blocks per set (0.32) and digs per set (3.65). Her respective kill percentage and kills per set average ranks her 19th and 10th nationally.
The formal presentation of the 2013 AVCA NCCAA National Player of the Year will be made Dec. 20th in Seattle, Washington at the AVCA All-America/Players of the Year Banquet Presented by Northwestern Mutual, held in conjunction with the 2013 AVCA Annual Convention and NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball National Championships.
AVCA NCCAA National Players of the Year
2013: Kylie Rupe, Manhattan Christian College
2012: Torey DeLozier, Maranatha Baptist Bible College
2011: Mariela Quesada, Palm Beach Atlantic University
2010: Emma Kile, Clearwater Christian College
2009: Jackie Albrecht, Mt. Vernon Nazarene University