Stonehill Lands Four On All-NE-10 Volleyball Teams

Sophomore Delia Phillips earned All-NE-10 First Team honors after her breakout 2013 campaign.

Phillips, Arvidson, Iverson, Stevens recognized by conference

EASTON, Mass. (November 25, 2013) – Four members of the Stonehill College volleyball team have earned All-Northeast-10 Conference honors as voted on by the league's head coaches, it was announced last week by the conference office.

Sophomore outside hitter Delia Phillips (St. James, N.Y./Smithtown East) was named an All-NE-10 First Team selection, senior captain Kirsten Arvidson (Andover, Mass./Andover) earned a spot on the Second Team, and junior setter Emily Iverson (Elmhurst, Ill./York) was selected to the Third Team. Freshman setter Taylor Stevens (Foster, R.I./Ponaganset) was also recognized by the conference, as she was named to the NE-10 All-Rookie Team.

Stonehill was led all season by Phillips, who averaged a team-best 3.10 kills per set (third in NE-10), as well as 2.92 digs per set, while totaling 35 service aces and 33 blocks for the Skyhawks. Phillips was the only player in the Northeast-10 to record over 300 kills and 300 digs in the regular season, and she led Stonehill with 15 double-doubles in 32 matches in 2013. 

Arvidson, a 2011 All-Conference Third Team selection, ranked second on Stonehill with 2.52 kills per set this season, and the right side hitter also contributed defensively with 0.72 blocks per set (third on Stonehill). In the Skyhawks 3-1 victory at Le Moyne College on November 15th, Arvidson hit a match-high .385 with 18 kills and five blocks to help Stonehill secure its fourth consecutive NE-10 Championship berth. With her 18 kill effort, Arvidson also surpassed 1000 kills in her Stonehill career.

Iverson earns an All-Conference selection for the third time in her three years as a Skyhawk, as she was named to the First Team as a freshman in 2011 and the Second Team as a sophomore last season. This year, Iverson averaged 10.11 assists per set to go with 1.93 digs per set, 12 blocks, and 11 service aces. Her 10.11 assists per set average would be good for third in the NE-10, but Iverson did not qualify for conference statistical leaders because she played in fewer than 60% of Stonehill's matches. Iverson eclipsed 3000 total assists for her career in Stonehill's win over Le Moyne on 11/15.

Stevens, who was recognized as the NE-10 Setter and Freshman of the Week on September 10th, averaged 5.04 assists per set this season when filling in for Iverson, while also averaging 1.92 digs per set and recording the second most service aces on the team, with 34.

Stonehill finished 17-13 in the regular season and earned its fourth straight trip to the NE-10 Championship. The sixth-seeded Skyhawks came from behind to beat Bentley on the road last Tuesday in the quarterfinal match before dropping the semifinal contest to Merrimack on November 22nd.






2013 Northeast-10 All-Conference First Team
Name, School (Year, Position, Hometown)
Kaitlyn DeStefano, Adelphi (Jr., MB, Farmingdale, N.Y.)
Savannah Dominguez, Bentley (Jr., MB, Miami, Fla.)
Lauren Miller, Franklin Pierce (Sr., L, Alexandria, Ind.)
Stephanie Sheehan, Merrimack (Jr., OH, Smithtown, N.Y.)
Amber Cannady, New Haven (Sr., MH, Yonkers, N.Y.)
Alex Gagliano, Saint Rose (Sr., MH, Cornwall, N.Y.)
Delia Phillips, Stonehill (So., OH, St. James, N.Y.)

2013 Northeast-10 All-Conference Second Team
Name, School (Year, Position, Hometown)
Caitlin Connelly, American Int'l (Sr., L, Holbrook, N.Y.)
Alex Tator, Bentley (Jr., S, Los Angeles, Calif.)
Natasha Ray, Franklin Pierce (Sr., OH, Cypress, Texas)
Tara Stuhr, Merrimack (Fr., S, Huntington Beach, Calif.)
Kea-Marie Olaso, New Haven (So., L, Kailua, Hawai'i)
Katy Daniels, Saint Rose (Jr., L, South Hadley, Mass.)
Kirsten Arvidson, Stonehill (Sr., RS, Andover, Mass.)

2013 Northeast-10 All-Conference Third Team
Name, School (Year, Position, Hometown)
Katie Bryson, Adelphi (Sr., S, Massapequa, N.Y.)
Bailey Swan, American Int'l (So. OH, Belvidere, Ill.)
Kaulana Ane, New Haven (Jr., S, Paia, Hawai'i)
Ashley Dalton, New Haven (Sr., MH, Helena, Mont.)
Kristen Lee, New Haven (So., OH, Colorado Springs, Colo.)
Maryellen Devic, Saint Rose (Fr., MH, Orchard Park, N.Y.)
Lauren McVey, Southern Connecticut (Sr., OH, Baldwinsville, N.Y.)
Emily Iverson, Stonehill (Jr., S, Elmhurst, Ill.)

2013 Northeast-10 All-Rookie Team
Name, School (Year, Position, Hometown)
Sierra Crook, Adelphi (Fr., L, Spokane, Wash.)
Hannah Smith, American Int'l (Fr., S, Reno, Nev.)
Aiden Garcia, Franklin Pierce (Fr., MH, Eagle Pass, Texas)
Tara Stuhr, Merrimack (Fr., S, Huntington Beach, Calif.)
Brennah Gladwill, Saint Anselm (Fr., RS, Citrus Heights, Calif.)
Maryellen Devic, Saint Rose (Fr., MH, Orchard Park, N.Y.)
Taylor Stevens, Stonehill (Fr., S, Foster, R.I.)

Player of the Year – Amber Cannady, New Haven
Setter of the Year – Kaulana Ane, New Haven
Co-Liberos/Defensive Players of the Year – Lauren Miller, Franklin Pierce & Katy Daniels, Saint Rose
Rookie of the Year – Tara Stuhr, Merrimack
Sandy Hoffman Coach of the Year – Sandy Hoffman, Bentley

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