HADLEY, MA – Last year Williams College sophomore outside hitter Tori Jasuta (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) made NESCAC Volleyball history by becoming the first freshman to be named the NESCAC Volleyball Player of the Year.
This year Jasuta became the first NESCAC player to win the conference's top individual honor in her first two years. With the coaches in NESCAC voting Jasuta the conference player of the year again this season, Jasuta becomes one of just three NESCAC players to win the award twice in a career.
Jasuta is the second Eph to win Player of the Year twice joining Robin Young who was named in 2003 and 2004 and just the second to win in consecutive years. Wesleyan's Lisa Drennan won the award in 2006 and 2008.
Obviously Jasuta cannot win the NESCAC Player of the Year Award without the help of her teammates and that's where Eph junior setter Ryan Farley (La Jolla, Calif.) comes in, repeating as a First Team honoree. Farley leads NESCAC in assists per set at 9.93 and she has registered 54 service aces, fifth best in NESCAC.
Farley's court sense and setting ability has helped the Ephs compile a league best 12.59 kills per set and a team hitting percentage of .231. Also Farley ranks eighth in service aces per set with 0.51
Jasuta leads NESCAC in kills per set this year with 3.85 and she has tallied 385 kills on the year, second highest total in NESCAC. Jasuta's 3.53 digs per set is tied for ninth in NESCAC and her service aces per set at 0.56 is fourth in the NESCAC.
|Ryan Farley '16|
"We are very honored to have Tori and Ryan earn All-NESCAC honors this year, said Eph head coach Christi Kelsey. "Very well deserved for them both as players as they have put it all out there this season in how they prepare each day and in how they play both in practice and in matches."
"I think they are two great examples of what our team is all about this year," Kelsey added. "I have said it before but I have been incredibly proud of how our team plays and works hard for each other every day. They have been so invested in a team-first mentality this season."
"To have a group of women who are willing to raise each other up and make each other better as players and as people says a lot about this group," contined Kelsey. "I know that Tori and Ryan would be the first to say they wouldn't be where they are at without the other 11 folks on our team and I am very proud of our program for both of these honors and our NESCAC title as well from this past weekend."