MANSFIELD, Mass. – Four members of the Saint Anselm College volleyball team were named to the 2017 Northeast-10 All-Conference teams, as Jewel Hays and Katy Teets were named to the second team, Madison Sollows was a third team selection and Holly Manchester earned a spot on the league's all-rookie team on Friday.
LINK: NE10 Release
Hays received a spot on the second team for the second-straight season, while Sollows earned recognition for the second season in a row after being a third team and all-rookie choice last season. Teets was honored by the conference for the first time since being an all-rookie selection back in 2014.
In her junior season, Hays has played in all 27 matches for Saint Anselm, recording 923 assists, 261 digs, 41 kills, 28 aces and 24 total blocks, while posting nine 40-plus assist performances. Her mark of 9.32 assists per set ranks fourth in the NE10 and her 2.64 digs per set are second-best on the team. The junior's 923 assists this season is the fourth-highest total in program history, while her 2,573 career assists sit third all-time.
Teets paces the Hawks with 297 kills and 53 aces this season, while also contributing 239 digs and 39 total blocks. The senior ranks 10th in the conference in kills per set (3.00), leads the way in aces per set (0.54), ranking 14th nationally in the category, and is seventh in points per set (3.8). Teets has 18 double-digit kill performances this season, including 11 double-doubles, and became only the third student-athlete in program history to hit the 1,000-kill milestone last week in her final home match.
Sollows has totaled 183 kills, 64 digs and 57 total blocks for Saint Anselm and ranks second in the NE10 with a .345 attack percentage, which puts her in the top-50 nationally in the category. The sophomore has been in double figures in kills six times in 2017 and has hit over .300 in 17-of-27 matches. Defensively, Sollows has tallied multiple blocks on 17 different occasions, including two matches with five total blocks.
Manchester has contributed both offensive and defensively in her first season on the Hilltop, recording 128 kills and a team-high 83 total blocks. Her average of 0.89 blocks per set leads all NE10 freshmen and is sixth-best in the league overall. Manchester had a season-best 12 kills on Sept. 2 against Tusculum and recorded nine total blocks against Bentley on Sept. 9.
The quartet of All-NE10 honorees helped Saint Anselm record its first-ever victory in the NE10 Volleyball Championship by knocking off third-seeded Bentley on Tuesday. The sixth-seeded Hawks face seventh-seeded Southern Connecticut in the semifinals on Friday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. at Charger Gymnasium on the campus of the University of New Haven.