Eph Volleyball Snares More Regional Honors and One National Honor

Eph Volleyball Snares More Regional Honors and One National Honor

WILLIAMSTOWN, MA – Five members of the 2015 Williams College volleyball team that finished 18-11, won the Little Three title, and advanced to a third straight NCAA Tournament have earned recognition from the New England Women's Volleyball Association (NEWVA).

In addition, senior setter and captain Ryan Farley earned regional and national honors from the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) as well as NEWVA honors. Farley was named to the AVCA All-Northeast Team and then was accorded Honorable Mention AVCA All-America honors. She was also named to the NEWVA First Team this fall. Farley, received All-NEWVA and AVCA regional honors and Honorable Mention AVCA All-America honors for the third year in a row. Playing in 119 matches and 438 sets Farley contributed 345 kills, 4,343 assists (9.96/set), to go along with 169 service aces. She also recorded 920 digs and 156 blocks (19 solos).

"For Ryan to be named First Team All-NEWVA and earn Honorable Mention AVCA All-American honors is a great way to cap off her career," said Eph head coach Christi Kelsey. "Those awards are well earned through her hard work and that of her teammates as well these past four years. What an incredible run it has been for Ryan and I am very proud of her!"

Farley is not done playing just yet as she and classmates Catherine Egan and Katherine Lane have been selected to play in the NEWVA Senior Classic that will be held December 6 at UMass Boston.

Egan a four-year letter winner and captain played in 103 matches, 349 sets averaging 1.73 kills per game for a career total of 605. In her career she registered 29 assists, 44 service aces, and 189 digs. Of her 210 career blocks, 46 were solos.

Katherine Lane, a four-year middle blocker and captain played in 109 matches and 366 sets. Lane delivered 683 kills (1.87/set), 23 service aces, and 244 blocks, which included 52 solos.

This senior trio led the Ephs to three consecutive Little Three titles, won two NESCAC championships, won the 2014 NCAA New England Regional to advance to the Elite Eight, and appeared in three straight NCAA Tournaments, while compiling an overall record of 88-33 (.727)

"I'm also excited that Ryan, Catherine and Katherine earned recognition as some of the top seniors in our region and were selected to play in the Senior Classic," Kelsey stated. "Very well deserved for all three of them to earn such honors and represent Williams."

Junior outside hitter Tori Jasuta was named to the NEWVA Second Team after having to change her game due to a prior injury. In her first three years playing for the Ephs Jasuta has delivered 1,146 kills (3.46/set), 1,248 digs (3.71/set), and has registered 166 assists in 93 matches and 336 sets. She also has 86 career blocks (20 solos) and has produced 131 service aces.

"I am excited for Tori as well to again earn Second Team All-NEWVA honors," Kelsey said. "She continues to make her mark on our program along with her classmate Caitie Benell and I'm excited to have them back for one more year."

First year libero/outside hitter Ally Ostrow was named to the NEWVA All-Rookie Team. Ostrow who was previously named the NESCAC Rookie of the Year played in 29 matches and 107 sets in her debut season.

Ostrow connected on 244 kills on the year and recorded 387 digs. In addition, she notched 28 service aces and 26 assists.

"I was excited to learn of Ally being named to the NEWVA All-Rookie Team," added Kelsey. "She turned in an incredible all-around first year and I'm really looking forward to having Ally and her entire first year class as part of our program for three more seasons!"

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