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Sabercats Land Multiple AD3I Selections for 2017 Fall Season

Sabercats Land Multiple AD3I Selections for 2017 Fall Season

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- The Association of Division III Independents has released the 2017 fall All-Independent selections, and 14 Sabercats have made the cut, as voted on by AD3I members.

Katie Bender highlights the selections, as she was voted Libero of the Year. Bender led the Association in digs and earns the first-team honor for the second season running.

Regina DeLozier was honored as the AD3I Coach of the Year. This is the second consecutive year that DeLozier has received the award. The recognition comes two weeks after DeLozier was named as the NCCAA North Region Coach of the Year.

This is the fifth consecutive season that Maranatha has placed 10 or more student-athletes on the All-Independent lists. This streak extends back to when MBU joined the AD3I in 2013.

Twelve Sabercats made the first team this year. This is the largest group of fall student-athletes from MBU that have made that list.

A breakdown of the recipients and their placement is listed below:

Name           Sport   Selection          Notes      
Nathan Akers     MSOC 1st Team AD3I 4th: Points
Katie Bender WVB 1st Team    Libero of the Year   
Lexi Bueltel WVB 1st Team 3rd Consecutive
Brett Cournoyer     MSOC  1st Team  
Jeremiah Doak MXC 1st Team  
Claire Hansel WVB 2nd Team  
Madelyn Hansel WXC 1st Team  
Caleb Hockema MSOC 1st Team  
Karley Johnson WVB 1st Team AD3I 3rd: Assists
Cameron Rankin MXC 1st Team  
Alexis Sponable WSOC 1st Team AD3I 3rd: Goals
Maddie Suderman    WVB 2nd Team  
Andrew Taylor MSOC 1st Team AD3I 1st: Saves
Sarah Vander Pluym    WXC 1st Team  


For more on the AD3I, click here.