NCCAA All-Region Selections Announced

NCCAA All-Region Selections Announced

WATERTOWN, Wis. -- The 2018 NCCAA All-Region teams have were announced over the weekend. Ten student-athletes and one coach from Maranatha have been voted as the best in the region by the regional coaches.

Outstanding awards went to McKenzie Janke (North Region Libero of the Year), Alexis Sponable (North Region Most Valuable Player), and Coach Dave Anderson (North Region Coach of the Year).

Sponable's award represented the fifth consecutive year that a member of the Maranatha Women's Soccer team has earned Regional MVP. Janke's award represents the third consecutive year that a libero from MBU has earned the title.

Alison Hernandez earned an All-Region selection for the fourth straight year.

Below is a breakdown of the awards:

Name                    Sport   Selection                  Notes                  
Dave Anderson WSOC Coach of the Year  
Kim Grogan WSOC 1st Team 2017 1st Team Selection   
Claire Hansel WVB 1st Team *
Ali Hernandez WSOC 1st Team Four-year Regional selection  
Caleb Hockema MSOC 1st Team *
McKenzie Janke WVB Honorable Mention Libero of the Year
Karley Johnson WVB 2nd Team 2017 2nd Team Selection
Kelsey Johnson WVB 1st Team *
Alexis Sponable WSOC 1st Team North Region MVP
Zeke Steuerwald MSOC 1st Team *
Hannah Wells WSOC 1st Team *

* denotes first career regional selection

Each student-athlete that received a 1st Team selection is eligible for an All-American selection, which is decided by the coaches at the upcoming NCCAA DII national tournaments.

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