NSU’s Brister Crowned 2019 Southland Volleyball Player of the Year

first_imgAll-Conference Second Team                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Addison Miller Sr. L Sam Houston State Prosper, Texas Player of the Year: Hannah Brister, Northwestern StateFreshman of the Year: Carissa Barnes, Texas A&M-Corpus ChristiNewcomer of the Year: Taya Mitchell, Stephen F. AustinLibero of the Year: Addison Miller, Sam Houston StateSetter of the Year: Madison Green, Texas A&M-Corpus ChristiCoach of the Year: Debbie Humphreys, Stephen F. Austin Marybeth Sandercox Sr. RS Abilene Christian Lubbock, Texas Taya Mitchell Jr. MB Stephen F. Austin Rowlett, Texas 2019 Southland Volleyball Tournament Central Ashley Lewis Jr. OH/RS Sam Houston State Houston, Texas Corin Evans Sr. OH Stephen F. Austin Katy, Texas Carissa Barnes Fr. L Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Weatherford, Texas Name Cl. Pos. School Hometown Ann Hollas2 Sr. S Stephen F. Austin Longview, Texas Jodi Edo Sr. MB Southeastern Louisiana Baton Rouge, La. Name Cl. Pos. School Hometown Madison Green2 Sr. S/OH Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Dripping Springs, Texas All-Conference Third Team                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Abbie Harry Sr. OH Central Arkansas Frederick, Md. Hannah Brister2 Jr. OH Northwestern State Paincourtville, La. Danae Daron3 Sr. MB Stephen F. Austin Crosby, Texas Madison Bowles So. RS Central Arkansas Strafford, Mo. Ehize Omoghibo Sr. OH New Orleans Evanston, Ill. Breanne Chausse So. RS Sam Houston State Coppell, Texas 2 – Two-Time Selection3 – Three-Time SelectionThe Southland Conference Volleyball All-Conference Teams are nominated and voted upon by the league’s head coaches and SIDs. Each team consists of six players and one libero. Maddie Miller Jr. DS Stephen F. Austin Lorena, Texas Alexis Warren Sr. OH Northwestern State Cypress, Texas Emily Doss Jr. DS/L Central Arkansas Springdale, Ark. Lucie Pokorna Fr. S/OH New Orleans Kladno, Czech Republic All-Conference First Team                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Mikayla Vivens2 Jr. OH Houston Baptist San Antonio, Texas FRISCO, Texas – Northwestern State’s Hannah Brister was crowned the 2019 Southland Conference Volleyball Player of the Year, the league announced Wednesday. Along with Brister’s honor, the 2019 all-conference rosters were announced with nine schools represented among the three squads. Southland individual awards and all-conference honors are presented by Come Ready Nutrition.Stephen F. Austin leads the way with five selections, followed by Central Arkansas, Sam Houston State and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi with three honorees apiece. Northwestern State and New Orleans each put forth two selections, while Abilene Christian, Houston Baptist and Southeastern Louisiana garnered one spot each.Brister’s Player of the Year accolade comes on the shoulders of a red-hot season where she pushed the Lady Demons to a 19-11 overall record and an 11-5 mark in conference play. The junior from Paincourtville, La., claimed Southland Offensive Player of the Week five times throughout the 2019 season and led the league with 478 kills in regular-season play. She shattered Northwestern State’s single-season kills mark, previously set at 443 by Christina Stone in the 2002 season. Her efforts pushed the Lady Demons to a No. 3 seed at the Southland Conference Tournament.Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s Madison Green was named the Setter of the Year after leading the Islanders to an 11-5 record in Southland action. Green has consistently brought life to the Islanders’ squad and currently ranks third in the nation with six triple-double performances. The senior setter enters the Southland Tournament averaging 7.67 assists per match and has dealt a team-leading 851 assists on the season.Joining Green among the individual award winners is teammate Carissa Barnes who was named Freshman of the Year. Barnes stands atop the Islanders’ roster with 569 digs and 48 service aces while also ranking among the Southland’s top-three individuals in each category.Sam Houston State’s Addison Miller claimed Libero of the Year honors after leading the Bearkats to a No. 2 seed at the conference tournament following a 12-4 finish in Southland play. Miller ranks 16th nationally and first in the conference with 575 digs on the season while averaging 5.04 digs per set. The senior has racked up 1,441 digs throughout her career with the Kats and will look to add to her total in Friday’s opening-round tournament match against No. 7-seeded Southeastern Louisiana.Newcomer of the Year honors belong to Stephen F. Austin’s Taya Mitchell who wrapped up her first season of conference play with the Ladyjacks. Mitchell, a junior transfer from Tyler Junior College, leads the league and ranks sixth in the nation for blocks per set (1.52) and total blocks (152). Her presence at the net limited SFA opponents to a paltry .139 hitting percentage, a feat that places the Ladyjacks sixth in the nation.SFA head coach Debbie Humphreys was awarded her third-consecutive Katrinka Jo Crawford Coach of the Year honor after leading her squad to a 28-1 overall mark and a flawless 16-0 record in conference play. The Ladyjacks dropped just 15 sets all season and cruised through their conference slate with 12 sweeps. Earlier in the season, Humphreys captured her 700th career victory in a three-set win over Austin Peay (Sept. 6). She has since added 22 wins and extended her career-wins mark to 722 heading into post season play, making her the Southland all-time leader for total victories. The award marks the eighth of Humphreys’ career.All individual superlative winners and all-conference honorees will be recognized before first-round matchups at the 2019 Southland Conference Volleyball Tournament in Conway, Ark., taking place Nov. 22-24. Rachel Young So. MB Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Frisco, Texas Name Cl. Pos. School Hometownlast_img read more

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