HADLEY, MA – For the third time in her career senior outside hitter Tori Jasuta has been named the NESCAC Player of the Year and sophomore Ally Ostrow the conference Rookie of the Year in 2015 was named to the Second Team.
Jasuta and Ostrow helped the Ephs to an appearance in the NESCAC semifinals this year and a record of 13-11.
Jasuta is the first player in NESCAC history to be voted the Player of the Year three times (20-16, 2014 & 2013). In 2013 she was also named the NESCAC Rookie of the Year.
"First off for Tori, words can't express truly the impact that a player like Tori has had on our program," stated Eph head coach Christi Kelsey. "She has been one of the best all-around players to ever wear an Eph uniform and her statistics offensively and defensively over four years reflect her performance on court."
This season Jasuta led NESCAC with 369 kills (3.93/set) and led the Ephs with 418 digs (4.39/set)
"What most people may not know but should is that Tori has put her entire heart and soul into her teammates and this program for four years," added Kelsey. "She and fellow senior co-captain Caitie Benell both have. Their leadership this season especially was amazing and together they helped inspire a tremendously talented and close-knit group of women to play together always and for each other each and every day! It has been remarkable to watch both of these players over their careers and they will be missed."
In her highly decorated Eph career Jasuta has earned All-America honors twice. The 2016 All-American team will be announced later this fall.
Jasuta played in 117 matches and 430 sets at Williams notching 1515 kills (3.52/set), 188 assists, 1659 digs (3.86/set) and delivered 173 service aces. In addition she also contributed 104 blocks (25 solo).
In concluding her comments on Jasuta Kelsey stated, "For Tori this honor is well deserved and I know I speak for our entire volleyball family that we are very proud of her."
Ally Ostrow, a libero and defensive specialist, played in 24 matches and 94 sets this season. She registered 215 kills (2.29/set), 323 digs (3.44/set), 21 service aces, and 19 assists.
"I couldn't be more proud of Ally as well," Kelsey said." She has been a work horse for us all season and just a steady, consistent presence day in and day out. She is a great example of her entire sophomore class that put in so much hard work into this offseason to prepare for this year. "That entire class, and our first years make for a really bright future for our volleyball family! Ally is so deserving of this honor and we are all proud of her as well!"
In her first two seasons at Williams Ostrow has recorded 710 digs, 459 kills, 49 service