NewsMVNU Volleyball Players Earn NCCAA All-American Honors
written by Dave Parsons, Sports Information Director
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio - Four members of the Mount Vernon Nazarene University women's volleyball team were recently honored when the National Christian College Athletic Association All-American Teams and All-America Scholar-Athlete Teams were announced.
Katey Percival, a junior setter from Elyria, Ohio, was named to the NCCAA All-American First Team after earning NCCAA East Region Player of the Year honors. The former All-Ohioan at Amherst Steele High School ranks among the top five in the NCCAA by averaging 12.03 assists per game. Percival has also compiled 104 kills, 66 blocks, 323 digs, and a team-high 42 aces.
Carrie Mason, a senior middle hitter from Fredericktown, Ohio, was named to the NCCAA All-American Second Team. The former All-Ohioan at Fredericktown High School has pounded 380 kills to go with 93 blocks, 54 assists, 40 aces, and 202 digs.
Jessica Harding, a senior outside hitter from New Philadelphia, Ohio, was named to the NCCAA All-America Scholar-Athlete Team for the second straight year. The former All-Ohioan at Garaway High School has recorded 341 kills, 70 blocks, and 73 digs. Harding has also posted a 3.869 grade point average as an Integrated Math Education major.
Chelsea Knight, a senior middle hitter from West Salem, Ohio, joined Harding on the NCCAA All-America Scholar-Athlete Team. The former standout at Northwestern High School has contributed 187 kills, 127 blocks, 63 digs, and 35 aces this year. Knight has also recorded a 3.427 grade point average as an Art Education major.
The Lady Cougars closed out the regular season with a 32-8 overall record and finished third in the American Mideast Conference South Division with a 12-4 mark. MVNU will return to action on November 14 at the 12-team AMC Tournament.