Record-Setting Fall

Record-Setting Fall

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- The Association of Division III Independents has released the 2018 Fall All-Independent Teams, and 21 Maranatha student-athletes have been named as the best in the AD3I by member schools.

Of the 21, 18 were given 1st-Team honors (pictured above) - this mark is the highest one for Maranatha since joining the AD3I for the 2013-14 season. 

Individual Honors

To give All-Independent honors, AD3I member schools vote on the best student-athletes in the division, and in addition to the 21 selected, four have been given special recognition by the AD3I.

McKenzie Janke - Junior - Indianapolis - filled the big shoes of "Maranatha Libero" by earning the AD3I Libero of the Year honor. Janke led the Association in digs (694) and digs per set (5.18). This is the second consecutive season in which MBU has earned the Libero of the Year award.

Kelsey Johnson - Junior - Daggett, Michigan - earned the Association's highest honor, taking home the Player of the Year accolade. Johnson was a powerhouse in the Blue and Gold this season, leading the AD3I in assists (657) while ranking second in kills (329) and third in digs (441). This marks the fourth time that MBU has taken home this award for Women's Volleyball.

Andrew Taylor - Graduate Student - Chesapeake, Virginia - marked his final year in style, as he was named Goalkeeper of the Year. This award is the first time an MBU student-athlete has received the award. Taylor led the AD3I in save percentage (.762) and total saves (109).

Hannah Wells - Senior - Danville, Illinois - played her first year between the sticks for MBU and was named the Goalkeeper of the Year as well. Wells led the AD3I in save percentage (.803) while recording 102 saves. Like Taylor's award for the Men's Program, this was the first time an MBU student-athlete has earned the Women's Soccer Goalkeeper of the Year award.

Complete List

Below is the complete list of student-athletes that have been honored by the AD3I:

Name                 Sport      Selection   Notes                         
Gabby Carpenter         WVB 1st Team  
Austin DeAngelo MSOC 2nd Team 2016 3rd-Team selection
Hannah Evans WSOC 1st Team 1st Season for MBU
Kim Grogan WSOC 1st Team  
Claire Hansel WVB 1st Team 2017 2nd-Team selection     
Anna Heins WXC 1st Team  
Alison Hernandez WSOC 1st Team 2016 2nd-Team selection
Caleb Hockema MSOC 1st Team 2017 1st-Team selection     
McKenzie Janke WVB  Libero of the Year   
Sierra John WXC 1st Team 1st Season for MBU  
Karley Johnson WVB 1st Team 2017 1st-Team selection     
Kelsey Johnson WVB Player of the Year 2016 3rd-Team selection  
Robert Kile MXC 2nd Team  
Tyler Nelson MSOC 2nd Team  
Cameron Rankin MXC 1st Team 2017 1st-Team selection     
Jefferson Rupert MXC 1st Team 1st Season for MBU  
Alexis Sponable WSOC 1st Team 2017 1st-Team selection     
Zeke Steuerwald MSOC 1st Team  
Andrew Taylor MSOC  Goalkeeper of the Year  2017 1st-Team selection   
Jessica Ureke WVB 1st Team  
Hannah Wells WSOC  Goalkeeper of the Year   

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For a complete listing of AD3I 1st-Team selections and individual awards, CLICK HERE

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