Women's Volleyball Places Three on MAC All-Academic Squad

Women's Volleyball Places Three on MAC All-Academic Squad


ANNVILLE, Pa. – The Stevenson University women's volleyball team placed three student-athletes on the 2017 Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) All-Academic Team.  The Mustangs were the only conference program to have multiple selections, as eight institutions were represented on the 10-member squad.

Named to the team were senior Annika Schwartz, junior Moriah Savage and sophomore Katie Leftridge.

Schwartz, a Nursing major, was named to the All-Academic Team for the third time in her career.  In 2017, she was named an AVCA First Team All-American and was the AVCA Mid-Atlantic Region Player of the Year, and was also the ECAC Offensive Player of the Year and a MAC Commonwealth First Team All-Conference selection.  She led the team with 378 kills on .291 hitting and also registered 334 digs, 69 service aces and 48 blocks.  She wrapped up her career as the program's all-time leader in kills and aces.

Savage was named to the MAC All-Academic Team for the second straight season.  An AVCA Honorable Mention All-American as well as an AVCA All-Region performer, Savage, a Criminal Justice major, totaled 276 kills and 78 blocks on the season.  She was also named to the MAC Commonwealth All-Conference Team as a Second Team choice.

Leftridge also earned AVCA Honorable Mention All-America and was an All-Region and MAC Commonwealth First Team All-Conference performer.  An Applied Mathematics major, Leftridge finished the season with 296 kills while hitting at a .239 clip, while also posting 313 digs.  She had double-digit kills on 12 occasions in 2017.

Stevenson finished 33-2 overall and made the program's seventh straight NCAA appearance, hosting an NCAA regional round for the first time.  The Mustangs finished No. 23 in the final AVCA Division III poll.