Doll, Farley, Jasuta & Rasmussen AVCA All-New England; Kelsey Coach of the Year

Raea Rasmussen '15
Raea Rasmussen '15

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) New England region members have selected four players on the Williams College volleyball team (25-4), NESCAC Champions, and Division III Regional host this weekend to its 14-member 2013 All-New England Region Team.

Senior captain Emily Doll, junior Raea Rasmussen, sophomore Ryan Farley and freshman Tori Jasuta were the four Eph players honored.

Additionally, first year standout OH Tori Jasuta claimed her second Rookie of the Year honor after previously winning the NESCAC Rookie of the Year Award earlier this week.

Eph head coach Christi Kelsey who collected NESCAC Coach of the Year honors was awarded the AVCA New England Region Coach of the Year Award.

This Eph quartet led Williams to a 10-0 regular season record in NESCAC play and three more wins in the NESCAC Tournament. On the year the Ephs dropped only four sets against NESCAC teams.

"Having four players named to our all-regional team is another humbling accomplishment for our program. There are so many great players within the New England region as has been displayed by some tremendous volleyball so far this season. It is pretty cool to see our players among some of the very best in this region this year and very well deserved for their efforts. It is awesome to see
Raea receive recognition in addition to Emily, Tori, and Ryan. Again it's a reflection of our entire team's efforts. We have 13 people who have completely invested in our program and one another this season and I couldn't be more proud of what this group has accomplished together."

Doll has played in 98 of 100 sets this year for the Ephs and she has 281 kills, 226 digs and 30 service aces. Junior OH/MB Raea Rasmussen leads the nation in Division III hitting percentage at 0.452 and she is ranked fifth in NESCAC in blocks per set at 0.86.

Sophomore setter Ryan Farley is the NESCAC leader in assists with 10.60 per set.

First year OH Tori Jasuta ranks in the top five in four categories in NESCAC. She leads NESCAC in kills (398) and kills per set (3.98), is fourth in hitting percentage (.322) and fifth in digs with 358.

Previously Doll, Farley and Jasuta were all selected as First Team All-NESCAC players.