Fielding Named to Mid-Con All-Freshman Team
Thursday, November 16, 2006




Lauren Fielding

TULSA, Okla.—The Mid-Continent Conference released its all-conference volleyball team awards on Thursday and Centenary libero Lauren Fielding was honored with a selection to the All-Freshman team. The freshman from Plano, Texas, led the Mid-Con in digs per game and set several Centenary single-season and match records in her debut season with the Ladies.

 

Fielding collected 627 digs for Centenary to take hold of the single-season record in the category, while becoming the first player in program history to tally 600 digs in any one year. She also set a new record with 37 digs in a single-match in a 3-2 win over Oakland and has recorded at least 10 digs in 33 straight matches. In addition, Fielding was named the Mid-Con Defensive Player of the Week twice throughout the season.

 

Oral Roberts’ Ori Zuzic and Western Illinois’ Ashley Baker were named co-Players of the Year. Cris Alves and Thais Parada of ORU were honored as Defensive Player and Setter of the Year respectively while Sheera Sirola of ORU was voted Coach of the Year. Angie Porche of Valparaiso was honored as Freshman of the Year.

 

The complete 2006 Mid-Continent Conference All-Conference Teams are listed below.

 

FIRST TEAM

Jennifer Alexander, Sr., L, Western Illinois

Cris Alves, Sr., L, Oral Roberts

Ashley Baker, Jr., RS, Western Illinois

Devika Bellamy Jr., RS/S, IUPUI

Angie Porché, Fr., OH, Valparaiso

Kim Snow, Sr., MB, Oral Roberts

Ori Zuzic, Sr., OH, Oral Roberts

 

SECOND TEAM

Jessie Fox, Sr., MH, Valparaiso

Brittany Marks, So., L, Valparaiso

Patty Melinauskas, Sr., MH, Western Illinois

Carol Newell, Jr., OH, IUPUI

Jackie Oliveira, So., RS, Oral Roberts

Thais Parada, So., S, Oral Roberts

Nicole Schulz, Jr., RS, Valparaiso

 

ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM

Val Bollenbacher, OH, Valparaiso

Lauren Fielding, L, Centenary

Erin Frick, MH, Western Illinois

Danielle Goodnight, S, IUPUI

Caitlin Koenig, S, UMKC

Angie Porché, OH, Valparaiso

Monica Suding, MB, IUPUI

 

CO-PLAYERS OF THE YEAR

Ashley Baker, Western Illinois

Ori Zuzic, Oral Roberts

 

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Cris Alves, Oral Roberts

 

SETTER OF THE YEAR

Thais Parada, Oral Roberts

 

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR

Angie Porché, Valparaiso

 

COACH OF THE YEAR

Sheera Sirola, Oral Roberts