FORT MYERS, Fla. - The 2006 DAKTRONICS All-South Region Volleyball team was announced on Monday with Florida Gulf Coast University leading the way with a total of four selections, including three First Team members. FGCU junior outside hitter Brooke Youngquist was also named the 2006 DAKTRONICS South Region Player of the Year.
Ericka Fonseca and Chandra Ginest each joined Youngquist on the first team while Whitney Hendry was named second team. For Fonseca and Hendry, this is the second time they have received DAKTRONICS All-South Region honors. Fonseca was selected to the second team last season while Hendry was a first team selection.
The University of Tampa and Florida Southern College followed Gulf Coast with three selections each, while Barry University, Wingate University, USC-Aiken and Eckerd College each had one honoree.
Members of the All-South Region First Team will advance to the national ballot and be eligible for the 2006 DAKTRONICS Volleyball All-American Team. Voting for the DAKTRONICS Volleyball All-South Region Team was conducted among the Sports Information Directors at South Region institutions.
2006 DAKTRONICS All-South Region First Team
Brooke Youngquist* Outside Hitter Florida Gulf Coast University
Stephanie Rivera Outside Hitter University of Tampa
Ericka Fonseca Middle Blocker Florida Gulf Coast University
Samara de Freitas Middle Blocker Barry University
Ashley Martin Right Side Florida Southern College
Margeaux Sinibaldi Libero/DS University of Tampa
Chandra Ginest Setter Florida Gulf Coast University
*2006 DAKTRONICS South Region Player of the Year
2006 DAKTRONICS All-South Region Second Team
Katelen Dixon Outside Hitter University of Tampa
Beverly Stasis Outside Hitter Florida Southern College
Rebecca Brezovec Middle Blocker Wingate University
Mandy Gerolstein Middle Blocker USC-Aiken
Angela White Right Side Eckerd College
Whitney Hendry Libero/DS Florida Gulf Coast University
Jordan McAfee Setter Florida Southern College