WILLIAMSTOWN, MA – Three players on the Williams College volleyball team (28-5) that captured the NESCAC title, the NCAA New England Regional title, and advanced to the Elite Eight have been honored by the New England Volleyball Association (NEWVA) along with Eph head coach Christi Kelsey.
Sophomore outside hitter Tori Jasuta (Manhattan Beach, CA) was named the region's Player of the Year and to the First Team. Joining Jasuta on the First Team is junior setter Ryan Farley (La Jolla, CA), while senior middle blocker Raea Rasmussen (Amsterdam, Netherlands) was accorded Honorable Mention Honors.
Jasuta and Farley repeated as First Team NEWVA selections this fall.
Christi Kelsey repeated as the NEWVA Coach of the Year.
Previously this fall Jasuta became the first NESCAC player to win the NESCAC Player of the Year Award in her first two years, making her just one of 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 '05 who was named in 2003 and 2004 and she is just the second to win in consecutive years.
Jasuta led NESCAC in kills per set this year with 3.85 and she 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.
Eph junior setter Ryan Farley led 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. Farley ranks eighth in NESCAC in service aces per set with 0.51
Rasmussen ranks 4th in hitting percentage in NESCAC at .295, 13th in NESCAC in kills per set with 2.03, and 15th in blocks per set 0.63.
Jasuta and Farley were repeat honorees as First Team AVCA All-Region selections, while Rasmussen collected Honorable Mention laurels for the second year in a row
Kelsey led the Ephs to a second consecutive NESCAC championship, before capturing the NCAA Regional title in her sixth year at the helm of the Ephs. Under Kelsey the Ephs have gone 55-10 the past two seasons.