Annika Schwartz Named AVCA First Team All-American, Bradbury, Savage, Leftridge Honorable Mention

Annika Schwartz Named AVCA First Team All-American, Bradbury, Savage, Leftridge Honorable Mention


LEXINGTON, Ky. – Senior outside hitter Annika Schwartz of the Stevenson University women's volleyball team was named an American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Division III First Team All-American on Tuesday.  She is one of 14 NCAA Division III student-athletes to earn the honor.

In addition, senior Deanna Bradbury, junior Moriah Savage and sophomore Katie Leftridge were all Honorable Mention All-America.

Schwartz has been named to the AVCA All-America team in each of her four seasons.  She earned Second Team honors last season and was Honorable Mention as a freshman and sophomore.

The AVCA Mid-Atlantic Regional Player of the Year, Schwartz led the Mustangs to a 33-2 record and the second round of the NCAA tournament.  In 2017, she totaled 378 kills and 334 digs while hitting .291.  Schwartz, who was also a MAC Commonwealth First Team All-Conference selection, also posted a team-high 69 service aces and finished with 47 blocks.  She finishes her career as the program's all-time leader in kills (1571) and service aces (235).

Bradbury earned Honorable Mention All-America status for the second time in her career, with the first coming in 2015.  This season, she finished with 529 digs (5.09 d/s) en route to being named MAC Commonwealth First Team All-Conference.  She also totaled 31 service aces on the season.

Savage repeats as a Honorable Mention All-American.  This season, she totaled 276 kills and 78 blocks while posting a .242 hitting percentage on the season.  A MAC Commonwealth Second Team All-Conference choice, Savage averaged 2.4 kills per set and ranked third on the team in kills and blocks.

Leftridge, a MAC Commonwealth First Team selection, hit .239 on the season and finished with 296 kills, while also posting 313 digs and 44 blocks, including eight solo blocks.  The AVCA National Player of the Week on October 10, Leftridge notched double-digit kills on 12 occasions.