Two Volleyball Players Earn All-Region Recognition
Monday, November 21, 2005
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FORT MYERS, Fla. - Sophomore Whitney Hendry and junior Ericka Fonseca of Florida Gulf Coast University have been named to the 2005 Daktronics Division II All-South Region volleyball team. Hendry (Fort Myers/Bishop Verot)was selected to the first-team as libero while Fonseca (Belo Horizonte, Brazil) was named as a second-team middle blocker. They are the first FGCU volleyball players to earn all-region recognition. Hendry ranked among the NCAA Division II leaders in digs per game at 6.00. Six times she topped the 30-dig mark in a match, including a school-record 48 against Wingate University. Fonseca led the team in attack percentage (.362), kills per game (3.86), and blocks per game (1.21). She knocked down a school-record 405 total kills in 105 games this fall. The Eagles finished with a 27-3 record and advanced to the NCAA South Region championship final this fall. FGCU has recorded a 51-10 mark overall with two NCAA tournament appearances since the program’s inception in 2004. Sports information directors from within the region select the Daktronics all-region teams. First-team members move onto the national ballot and are eligible for All-American honors. This is the fifth year Daktronics has sponsored the Division II volleyball All-American and All-Region team. Daktronics, with headquarters in Brookings, S.D., is an acknowledged world leader in scoring, timing and programmable display systems for virtually every sport at every level of competition. The complete team is listed below. 2005 DAKTRONICS ALL-SOUTH REGION TEAMS PLAYER OF THE YEAR Ericka Womack, Middle Blocker, Senior, University of Tampa FIRST TEAM Rachel Lewis, Setter, Freshman, Presbyterian College Ericka Womack, Middle Blocker, Senior, University of Tampa Jasmin Brown, Middle Blocker, Senior, Presbyterian College Erin Friday, Outside Hitter, Senior, Presbyterian College Beverly Stasis, Outside Hitter, Sophomore, Florida Southern Coll. Rochelle Konczal, Right Side/Opposite, Senior, Florida Southern Coll. Whitney Hendry, Libero/DS, Sophomore, FGCU SECOND TEAM Jordan McAfee, Setter, Junior, Florida Southern Coll. Rebecca Brezovec, Middle Blocker, Junior, Wingate University Ericka Fonseca, Middle Blocker, Junior, FGCU Stephanie Rivera, Outside Hitter, Junior, Univeristy of Tampa Thersa Daniels, Outside Hitter, Senior, Lynn University Jessica Bartlett, Right Side/Opposite, Senior, Francis Marion Univ. Margeuax Sinibaldi, Libero/DS, Sophomore, University of Tampa