Volleyball Places Five on All-HCAC Teams

Volleyball Places Five on All-HCAC Teams

GREENWOOD, Indiana – The Earlham College volleyball team placed five on the All-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference teams, released by the conference on Wednesday.

Ashleigh Burton earned First Team All-HCAC honors for the second consecutive season while Lauren Jackson garnered Honorable Mention All-HCAC recognition.

Burton, the only Quaker to be named First Team All-HCAC in program history, finished second in the HCAC in kills per set at 3.45. She also finished her junior campaign as Earlham's leading blocker with 36 blocks.

Jackson led the HCAC in assists per set at 10.06 while dishing out a total of 1,087 assists on the season. She set program single-season records in both categories.

Earlham also had one third of the HCAC All-Freshman team as Carly Federinko and Julia Stewart both earned spots on the squad. Stewart led the team in kills with 328 for an average of 3.31 kills per set while Federinko notched 267 kills. Together with Burton, the two first-years accounted for 67 percent of the team's offense.

Meredith Beed was named to the HCAC All-Sportsmanship team.

The Quakers finished their historic season with a 15-13 overall record, the program's best mark since going 18-11 during the 2000 season. Earlham also notched its first three HCAC victories in program history and came a 5-set loss to Mount St. Joseph University short of qualifying for the program's first HCAC Tournament.