Lady Cougars Earn NCCAA East Region
written by Dave Parsons, Sports Information Director
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (11-3-2010) - Four
members of the Mount Vernon Nazarene
University women's volleyball team and their
coach were honored when the National
Christian College Athletic Association East
Region awards were announced recently
following a vote by the region coaches.
The Lady Cougars swept the two main honors
as senior middle hitter Jackie Albrecht was
named the NCCAA East Region Player of the
Year for the third straight year, while
coach Paul Swanson was named the NCCAA East
Region Coach of the year for the 18th time
in his 27 years at MVNU.
Albrecht, a native of Lexington, Ohio,
highlighted the eight-person NCCAA East
Region Team. The former Mansfield Christian
School star leads the Lady Cougars in kills
(600), kills per set (4.03), and attack
percentage (.308). She has also compiled 43
aces, 103 blocks, and 425 digs, and she
recently became only the third player in
school history to top the 2,000-kill and
2,000-dig mark in a career.
Caitlin Myles, a senior libero from
Centerburg, Ohio, joined Albrecht on the
NCCAA East Region Team. The former
Centerburg High School product leads MVNU in
digs (793), serving percentage (.978), and
serve reception percentage (.967). She has
also registered 14 assists and 17 aces, and
she now ranks fourth in school history with
2,268 career digs.
Lauren Percival, a sophomore setter from
Elyria, Ohio, was also named to the NCCAA
East Region Team. The former Amherst Steele
High School standout leads the Lady Cougars
with 1,538 assists and 45 aces. She has also
compiled 42 blocks and 90 blocks and is
second on the team with 556 digs.
Sarah Yutzy, a senior middle hitter from
West Jefferson, Ohio, rounded out the MVNU
players on the NCCAA East Region Team as the
Lady Cougars grabbed four of the eight
spots. The former West Jefferson High School
graduate leads MVNU with 174 blocks to go
with 99 digs and 325 kills.
The Lady Cougars are currently 39-3 overall
and 9-0 in the American Mideast Conference
with one match left in the regular season.
MVNU will host Walsh University on Thursday
at 7 p.m. in a battle for the AMC title.