November 13, 2007

McLean and Sperling Named to All-Skyline Volleyball Team

Farmingdale, N.Y. - After reaching the Skyline Conference Championship game for the second season in a row, Rams junior Cathryn McLean (Northport, N.Y./Northport) and senior Amanda Sperling (Massapequa, N.Y./Massapequa) were named to the 2007 All-Conference Women's Volleyball Team.

McLean, who was named First Team All-Skyline, finished the year with a total of 120 solo blocks (135 total), ranked 47th in the nation for blocks and held team-highs of 460 kills, 67 service aces and 463 digs. She posted 19 double-doubles during the regular season, led the conference in blocks and was 7th in digs per game. Twice during the season she was named Skyline Player of the Week, once ECAC Player of the Week and twice was seen on the Skyline Honor Roll.

Sperling, who was named Second Team All-Skyline, led the team with 4.41 digs per game against conference opponents. She was seen this season as a middle blocker or outside hitter, and finished the year with 308 kills (2.45 per game) and 52 blocks. She and was seen on the Skyline Player of the Week Honor List twice, had the least service errors of the team and 66 service aces. Sperling registered nine double-doubles this year, with double digits in digs 14 times.

The 2007 All-Skyline Women's Volleyball Teams and Individual Honors are as follows:

PLAYER OF THE YEAR:

Meredith Shipman, Polytechnic

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR:

Meredith Shipman, Polytechnic

COACH OF THE YEAR:

John Chang, Polytechnic

TEAM SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD:

Purchase

FIRST TEAM:

Whitney Alexander, Old Westbury

Amanda Carfora, Mount Saint Mary

Nicole Corbett, Russell Sage

Cathryn McLean, Farmingdale State

Kaitlin Olmstead, Russell Sage

Krista Provost, Russell Sage

Shannon Young, Russell Sage (Libero)

SECOND TEAM:

Marie Brunelli, Polytechnic

Meghan Flaherty, Mount Saint Vincent

Katie Goodrich, Mount Saint Mary (Libero)

Edeana Martinez, Mount Saint Vincent

Aleksandra Romano, Bard

Amanda Sperling, Farmingdale State

Katie Toole, Mount Saint Mary
 

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