Five members of the MVNC women's volleyball team were honored for their efforts this season when the Mid-Ohio Conference awards were announced on Tuesday.
Junior middle hitter Tara Seiter was selected as the MOC Player of the Year for the second straight year. She was joined on the MOC First Team by senior outside hitter Tammy Custer. Sophomore outside hitter Rachel Widener was named to the Second Team, and sophomore outside hitter Amber Rice received honorable mention. Freshman outside hitter Amy Shearrow was selected to the six-player All-MOC Freshmen Team.
Seiter currently leads the in kills per game (4.25) and is second in attack percentage (.367) and blocks per game (1.50). She was the MOC Player of the Week four times during the regular season.
Custer ranks third in the conference in aces per game (.53), eighth in kills per game (3.12), and ninth in digs per game (3.65). She currently has 77 aces this season and needs just one more to tie the single-season mark.
Widener ranks ninth in the MOC in attack percentage (.303). She has recorded 370 kills, 88 blocks, 13 aces, and 473 digs. Rice has compiled 262 kills, 49 blocks, 36 aces, and 324 digs. In her first season, Shearrow has posted 12 assists, 21 aces, and 266 digs. She has also served at a 98.1 percent accuracy rate.
The Lady Cougars are currently 40-8 overall. They will be the second seed at the MOC Tournament at Walsh University this weekend. The winner receives an automatic berth in the eight-team NAIA Great Lakes Regional Tournament in Grand Rapids, Michigan.