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Mounties Place 4 on Volleyball All-Conference Teams, Baker wins Coach of the Year

Posted on: November 7, 2018

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Cresson, PA- Four members of the Mount Aloysius Volleyball team were awarded for their season performance with All-Conference selections by the AMCC. Head Coach Brianna Baker was also voted Coach of the Year for the conference.

Senior Middle Hitter Sarah Fisher (Johnstown, PA / Westmont Hilltop) was named to the first team. Fisher finished the year with 302 kills with a hitting percentage of .314. She averaged 2.08 kills per set while chipping in 52 blocks. Sarah finished the year ranked in the top 5 in the conference in kills and kills per set, and led the league in hitting percentage.

Sophomore Outside Hitter Machala Gibbons (Cairnbrook, PA / Bishop McCourt) was named to the second team. Gibbons was a dual threat for the Mounties as she amassed 290 kills offensively, while also collecting 378 on the defensive end. Gibbons was 5th in the conference in kills and 8th in the conference in digs. Against Hood College on September 13th, Gibbons set the program record for kills in a match when she totaled 33 in the 5 set thriller. Her performance in the match was the 4th highest kill total in a match in the nation.

Senior Setter Jessica Bressler (Julian, PA / Bald Eagle) was named to the third team. Bressler led the Mounties with 567 assists, averaging 5.73 per set. She also added 95 kills offensively and 204 digs defensively. Bressler was ranked 3rd in the conference in assists and 4th in assists per set. In her final match in the ACWC,Bressler recorded her 1,000th career assist.

Sophomore Libero Kylee Clawson (Altoona, PA / Altoona) was also named to the third team. On the year Clawson collected 538 digs, averaging out at 5.43 per set. She also led the Mounties from the service line, as she finished the year with 42 service aces. Clawson’s defensive performance was good for 3rd in the conference in digs, and 2nd in digs per set. She was also tied for 4th in service aces. Clawson also hit a milestone this season, as she collected her 1000th career assist against Penn State Behrend on October 20th.

Head Coach Brianna Baker was also voted AMCC Conference Coach of the Year by her peers. In her 10th year at the helm of her alma mater, Baker led the Mounties to their best regular season AMCC finish in program history with a 8-1 conference record. Their 17 total wins also tied the program record. Baker oversaw 2 players reach major career milestones, while also seeing Gibbons break her own personal record for kills in a match.

The full press release from the AMCC can be found here.

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