Elon’s Busa, Gravley Earn All-CAA Volleyball Honors

Posted by Press Release on November 19, 2014 at 8:30 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

RICHMOND, Va. – The Colonial Athletic Association announced today, Nov. 19, the 2014 All-CAA Volleyball Teams as voted by the league’s head coaches. Elon’s Sydney Busa was named to the all-rookie team, while Megan Gravley earned a spot on the all-academic team.

Busa led the Phoenix as a rookie this season with 294 kills and averaged 2.47 kills per set. The outside hitter also finished with 180 digs, 84 blocks and 15 aces on the season. She notched a career-high 15 kills twice, saw a career-high 11 digs another two times and recorded her career-high six blocks in a three-set match against Western Carolina. The Leesburg, Va., native posted five double-doubles on the season and was named to the Deacon Classic All-Tournament team. On Oct. 6, Busa was named the CAA Co-Rookie of the Week for her performance in matches at James Madison and William & Mary. This marks the fourth straight year an Elon player as earned league honors as a rookie.

Gravley earns all-academic honors for the second time in her career. A junior journalism major, she holds a cumulative 3.5 GPA. Gravley finished second on the team this season in kills per set (2.31) and third in kills (187). The Apex, N.C., native posted nine double digit kill performances this season and recorded season-high 16 kills twice.

Hofstra’s Kelsie Wills and Hannah Klemm were named the player of the year and setter of the year, respectively. College of Charleston’s Andi Zbojniewicz earned defensive specialist of the year and Brigitte Burcescu of Northeastern is the league’s rookie of the year. The CAA Coach of the Year went to Towson’s Don Metil.

2014 CAA Player of the Year: Kelsie Wills, Hofstra
2014 CAA Setter of the Year: Hannah Klemm, Hofstra
2014 CAA Defensive Specialist of the Year: Andi Zbojniewicz, College of Charleston
2014 CAA Rookie of the Year: Brigitte Burcescu, Northeastern
2014 CAA Coach of the Year: Don Metil, Towson

FIRST TEAM
Player – School – Cl. – Pos. – Hometown/Previous School
Saitaua Iosia – Towson – Sr. – OH – Long Beach, Calif./Long Beach Poly
Nuria Lopes da Silva – Hofstra – Sr. – MB – Lisbon, Portugal/Escola Secundaria de Sampaio
Meredith Peacock – UNCW – Jr. – MH – Charlotte, N.C./Hickory Grove
Sloane White – CofC – Sr. – RS – Indianapolis, Ind./Brebeuf Jesuit
Victoria Williams – Towson – Sr. – OPP – Los Angeles, Calif./Santa Monica
Kelsie Wills – Hofstra – Sr. – OH – Matamata, New Zealand/Matamata College

SECOND TEAM
Player – School – Cl. – Pos. – Hometown/Previous School
Janey Goodman – James Madison – So. – RS – Powhatan, Va./Powhatan
Katie Hillman – Delaware – Jr. – OH – Deerfield Beach, Fla./Cardinal Gibbons
Cara Howley – CofC – Sr. – OH – McKinney, Texas/South Carolina
Hannah Klemm – Hofstra – So. – S – Berlin, Germany/SLZB
Natalia Skiba – Northeastern – Sr. – L – Westmont, Ill./Hinsdale Central
Andi Zbojniewicz – CofC – Sr. – L – Manhattan Beach, Calif./Mira Costa

THIRD TEAM
Player – School – Cl. – Pos. – Hometown/Previous School
Lizzy Briones – James Madison – Sr. – MB – Siloam Springs, Ark./Siloam Springs
Emily Burke – Hofstra – Sr. – OH – Staten Island, N.Y./Susan E. Wagner
Morgan Kline – UNCW – Sr. – OH – Yorktown, Va./Grafton
Melissa Morello – CofC – Jr. – OH – Milwaukee, Wisc./Nicolet
Haley Pa’akaula – Towson – Jr. – OH – Honolulu, Hawaii/Kamehameha-Kapalama
Paige Sekerak – Towson – Sr. – L – Montgomery Village, Md./Poolesville

ALL-ROOKIE TEAM
Player – School – Cl. – Pos. – Hometown/Previous School
Brigitte Burcescu – Northeastern – Fr. – OH – Cortlandt Manor, N.Y./Walter Panas
Sydney Busa – Elon – Fr. – OH – Leesburg, Va./Heritage
Mackenzie Cooler – CofC – Fr. – S – Bluffton, S.C./Bluffton
Sarah Kelly – UNCW – Fr. – MH – Raleigh, N.C./Leesville Road
Barbara Lopez – Towson – Fr. – S – Bayamon, Puerto Rico/Bayamon Military Acad.
Krizzy Mummey – CofC – Fr. – MB – Hudson, Ohio/Hudson
Sara Zumbach – William & Mary – Fr. – L – Franklin, Tenn./Battle Ground Academy

ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM
Player – School – Cl. – Pos. – Hometown/Previous School
Jamie Bredahl – Northeastern – So. – S – Parker, Colo./Front Range
Liz Brown – William & Mary – Sr. – OH – Ellicott City, Md./Centennial
Megan Gravley – Elon – Jr. – OH – Apex, N.C./Apex
Katie Hillman – Delaware – Jr. – OH – Deerfield Beach, Fla./Cardinal Gibbons
Kaitlyn Krause – Hofstra – Jr. – S – Farmington Hills, Mich./North Farmington
Morgan Kline – UNCW – Sr. – OH – Yorktown, Va./Grafton
Aimee Schubert – Towson – Jr. – S – Edmonton, Alberta, Canada/Ainlay
Martha Stewart – James Madison – Sr. – OH – Naperville, Ill./Waubonsie Valley
Catey Warren – CofC – Sr. – MB – Charleston, S.C./Ashley Hall


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