Tong, Garverick Earn 1st Team Honors from AVCA

Tong, Garverick Earn 1st Team Honors from AVCA

2014 AVCA All-Region Teams

Sophomore Hannah Tong and red-shirt freshman Nickyla Garverick of the Oilers volleyball team were named first team all-Midwest Region by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) on Nov. 26.

Tong, who was the 2014 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Attacker of the Year, led the Oilers with 390 kills. She averaged 3.55 kills per set and also contributed 58 blocks and 50 digs.  The Carey, Ohio native also picked up first team all-conference honors this season and was tabbed second team all-region by Daktronics.

Garverick, who the 2014 GLIAC Blocker and Freshman of the Year, recorded 266 kills and a team-high 135 blocks for the Oilers. She also hit .302 on the season and added 19 digs.  The Crestline, Ohio native also earned first team all-conference accolades and was a second team all-region pick by Daktronics.

The Oilers finished the season as the GLIAC South Division champions, their first divisional title since 2003. They ended the year with a 23-7 record and advanced to the semifinals of the GLIAC Tournament for only the second time in school history.

All-Midwest Region Team

Meghan Binkerd, Sr, S, Indianapolis
Allie Brak, Sr, OH, Truman State
Hailey Brown, Jr, OH, Indianapolis
Alexis Davito, Jr, OH, Lewis
Nickyla Garverick, Fr, MB, Findlay
Krista Haslag, Jr, MB, Missouri S&T
Abby Moser, Sr, L, Truman State
Ali Patterson, Jr, MB, Truman State
Morgan Rietzke, So, OH, Rockhurst
Preecy Seever, Jr, MB, Rockhurst
Hannah Tong, So, OH, Findlay
Megan Vander Meer, Jr, OH, Ferris State
Kaitlyn Walters, Sr, S, Grand Valley State
Meghan Zimmerman, Sr, S, Truman State