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Powers Named CAC Volleyball Scholar-Athlete of the Year; Four Named to All-CAC VB Squad

Powers Named CAC Volleyball Scholar-Athlete of the Year; Four Named to All-CAC VB Squad

University of Mary Washington senior Savannah Powers (Fairfax, Va.) has been named as the Capital Athletic Conference Volleyball Scholar-Athlete of the Year, and gained first team all-conference honors, along with classmate Peyton Dunow (Woodbridge, Va.) as the All-CAC teams were released this morning. Juniors Wren Berry (New Oxford, Pa.) and Tenley Hares (Spotsylvania, Va.) were named to the All-CAC second team.

Powers, an outside hitter, earned CAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year recognition after proving herself as one of the best both on the court and in the classroom. Powers, the UMW SAAC President, has now collected four consecutive All-CAC first team accolades and was also Rookie of the Year in 2016. Powers has led the Eagles attack in 2019 to the tune of 3.13 kills per set (3rd in CAC) while hitting .248 with 1.25 digs per set. 

Dunow gained first team honors for the second time after hitting .242 with 2.97 kills per set and 1.84 digs per set. Hares gained second team honors after posting 2.12 kills per set and hitting .155 with 89 digs. Berry gained second team honors after posting 9.12 assists per set, while hitting .198 with 1.84 digs per set.


2019 CAC Player & Rookie of the Year: Sammy Carroll, Christopher Newport
2019 CAC Defensive Player of the Year: Hailey Dougherty, Salisbury
2019 CAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Savannah Powers, Mary Washington
2019 CAC Coaching Staff of the Year: Christopher Newport, led by Lindsay Birch (5th time) 

2019 All-CAC Volleyball First Team

NAME YR. POS. TEAM HOMETOWN/HS PREVIOUS ALL-CAC HONORS
Sammy Carroll Fr. S Christopher Newport Gainesville, Va.  
Amanda Chew So. OH Salisbury Owings, Md.  
LaRee Crockett Sr. S Southern Virginia Wilcox, Ariz. / Wilcox 1st in '18
Hailey Dougherty Sr. DS Salisbury Nazareth, Pa./Area 2nd in '18
Peyton Dunow Sr. OH/RS Mary Washington Woodbridge, Va. 1st in '17
Riley Garrison Sr. MB Christopher Newport Ashburn, Va. / Briar Woods 1st in '18, 2nd in '17, 2nd in '16
Katie Piper Sr. OH Christopher Newport Virginia Beach, Va. / Kellam 1st in '18, 1st in '17
Savannah Powers Sr. OH Mary Washington Fairfax, Va. / Fairfax 1st in '18 & POY, 1st in '17, 1st & ROY in '16

 2019 All-CAC Volleyball Second Team

NAME YR. POS. TEAM HOMETOWN/HS PREVIOUS ALL-CAC HONORS
Wren Berry Jr. S Mary Washington New Oxford, Pa.  
Katie Crofford Sr. OH Christopher Newport Warrenton, Va.  
Tenley Hares Jr. OH/RS Mary Washington Spotsylvania, Va.  
Mykynli Knight Sr. Libero Southern Virginia Roosevelt, Utah  
Emily Pupo Jr. Libero York Richardson, Texas  
Kaely Rath Jr. OH Southern Virginia Grass Valley, Calif.  
Ellyse Sutliff Jr. RS/OH St. Mary's Warrenton, Va.  
Madyson Whitcomb Sr. MH York East Berlin, Pa. / Bermudian Springs 2nd in '18