The Best in the North

The Best in the North

WATERTOWN, Wis. -- Twelve Sabercats have earned the honor of being the best in the NCCAA North Region for the 2019 season.

The awards were determined by a vote of the regional coaches and were announced at the various regional banquets, which took place last night and this morning. 

Outstanding awards went to McKenzie Janke (Women's Volleyball - North Region Libero of the Year) and Kelsey Johnson (Women's Volleyball - North Region Player of the Year).

Janke's award represents the fourth consecutive year that a libero from MBU has earned the title, and it is Janke's second consecutive Libero of the Year honor. This is Johnson's first time being named as the NCCAA North Region MVP.

Below is a breakdown of the awards:

Name                    Sport   Selection                  Notes                  
Gabrielle Carpenter   WVB 2nd Team *
Hannah Evans WSOC Honorable Mention *
Claire Hansel WVB 1st Team 2018 1st-Team selection
McKenna Hendrickson    WSOC 1st Team *
McKenzie Janke WVB Libero of the Year  2018 Libero of the Year
Karley Johnson WVB 1st Team  Third career regional selection     
Kelsey Johnson WVB Player of the Year  2018 1st-Team selection
Tim Kinzler MSOC 1st Team *
Amy Montgomery WSOC 1st Team *
Alexis Sponable WSOC 1st Team 2018 1st-Team selection
Asa St. Lawrence MSOC 1st Team *
Zeke Steuerwald MSOC 1st Team 2018 1st-Team selection

* 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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