Cal Pac commissioner announces 2009 conference awards

Simpson University Sports News


REDDING, Calif. - California Pacific Conference champion Menlo College took the top individual honor and placed three players on the all-conference women's volleyball first team, Commissioner Don Ott announced today.

Senior middle blocker Deborah Bekowies captured the Player of the Year award in the closest vote for Player of the Year in recent memory. Bekowies along with teammates Stephanie Williamson and Sarah Poole made the first team. Menlo finished 16-9 overall and a perfect 12-0 in Cal Pac conference play. This is the team's 5th championship in the last 6 years, with a 71-1 league record in those championship seasons.

Joining the Menlo trio on the first team ballot were William Jessup's Jennifer McNamara and Corissa Jacomini, Holy Names' Ashley Nickell and Pacific Union's Tiffany Jacobson. Bekowies, Williamson and Nickell were all unanimous choices for the first team balloting.

Simpson returns to action on Nov.6 against Bethany University at the Heritage Student Life Center. The game is scheduled to start at 5 p.m.

For the second consecutive year, Libero of the Year went to William Jessup's Corrisa Jacomini. The Newcomer of the Year is Holy Names's Rebecca Chase, the Freshman of the Year is Pacific Union's Tiffany Jacobson and the Coach of the Year is William Jessup's Terry Stafford.

  • Player of the Year: Deborah Bekowies, Menlo
  • Coach of the Year: Terry Stafford, William Jessup
  • Libero: Corissa Jacomini, William Jessup
  • Newcomer: Rebecca Chase, Holy Names
  • Freshman: Tiffany Jacobson, Pacific Union

First Team

Deborah Bekowies Menlo 6’3” SR MB Benicia, CA
Tiffany Jacobson Pacific Union 6’4” FR S/R Clarksville, MD
Corissa Jacomini William Jessup 5’5” SR L Modesto, CA
Jennifer McNamara William Jessup 5’10” SO OH Reedley, CA
Ashley Nickell Holy Names 6’0” SR OH Modesto, CA
Sarah Poole Menlo 5’10” SR OH Mesa, AZ
Stephanie Williamson Menlo 5’6” SR S Escalon, CA

Second Team

Rebecca Chase Holy Names 5’5” JR S/RS River, CA
Kayla Coleman Holy Names 5’10” JR L Turlock,CA
Nicole Eileen Simpson University 5’9” SR S/OH Herald, CA
Karen Sally Espinosa Mills 5’9” SR OH Yorkville, CA
Kim Feigles Bethany 5’7” JR OH Shingle Srpings, CA
Genna Foster William Jessup 5’7” JR OH Roseville, CA
Heather Jacobson Pacific Union 6’1” JR MB Clarksville, CA
Mia Ortiz Menlo 5’8” JR L Redwood City, CA

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