|Ryan Farley '16|
DANBURY, CT -- The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) New England region coaches have selected Williams sophomore outside hitter Tori Jasuta (Manhattan Beach, CA) and the region's Player of the Year.
A year ago Jasuta took home the ECAC-New England Rookie of the Year Award and was a First Team selection. Junior setter Ryan Farley (La Jolla, CA) earned her second consecutive Second Team honor from the ECAC.
Jasuta was an American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Second Team All-American honoree, an AVCA First Team All-Region choice, the NESCAC Player of the Year and First Teamer, and was named the New England Women's Volleyball Association (NEWVA) Player of the Year.
She led the NESCAC in kills per set, 3.85, and tallied 385 kills on the year. On defense, Jasuta averaged 3.53 digs per set and 0.56 service aces per set. The sophomore outside hitter was named the Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA New England Regional Tournament after notching 15 kills and a .323 kill percentage in the championship match to advance the Ephs to the NCAA Championship Quarterfinals.
Jasuta was the first NESCAC Player to win the Player of the Year award as a freshman and this season became the first to win the award in her first two years and she is one of only three players to be named the NESCAC Player of the Year more than once.
Farley, no stranger to post-season honors, repeats as an ECAC Second Team honoree and earlier this season was named a First Team All-NESCAC selection for the second consecutive year, named to the AVCA New England Region First Team and was tabbed as an AVCA All-American Honorable Mention selection. Additionally, Farley earned a second First Team NEWVA honor this fall.
Farley led NESCAC in assists per set at 9.93 and she registered 54 service aces, fifth best in NESCAC.
Farley's court sense and setting ability helped the Ephs compile a league best 12.59 kills per set and a team hitting percentage of .231. Farley ranked eighth in NESCAC in service aces per set with 0.51