Green, Duren earn all-conference honors

Simpson University Sports News

11.08.2012

REDDING, Calif. - The Lady Red Hawks volleyball team had two players earn all-conference honors for their outstanding performance in the 2012 season. Freshman Audrey Green won Co-Freshman of the Year and first team honors. Senior Kristen Duren also received first team honors.

Top-seeded Menlo College placed four players on the All-Cal Pac volleyball first and second teams and captured four of the five individual honors. The Oaks won the Cal Pac regular season race for the first time since 2009.

Menlo sophomore outside hitter Courtney Calicdan earned every coach's first-place vote to earn the Player of the Year honor. Along with averaging 3.96 kills per set in league play, she was instrumental in leading the Oaks to a perfect 9-0 Cal Pac mark and the top seed in the conference tournament.

She is joined on the first team by teammate Nicole Yap, the conference Newcomer of the Year. Menlo also placed Mika Mendoza, the Libero of the Year, on the second team, along with Stephenie Monderine. The league coaches selected Menlo's Daniel Rasay as the Coach of the Year.

  • Player of the Year: Courtney Calicdan, Menlo College
  • Libero of the Year: Mika Mendoz, Menlo College
  • Newcomer of the Year: Nicole Yap, Menlo College
  • Freshman of the Year: Genna Garrett, UC Merced & Audrey Green, Simpson University
  • Coach of the Year: Daniel Rasay, Menlo College (3rd season)

First Team All-Cal Pac

Player School Year Position Hometown
Courtney Calicdan Menlo SO OH Honolulu, HI
Kristen Duren Simpson SR S Ripon, CA
Jenna Glantz Pacific Union SO OH Angwin, CA
Audrey Green Simpson FR OH Modesto, CA
Mahlet Lee Embry-Riddle SR OH Downey, CA
Morgan Vieira Embry-Riddle JR S Las Vegas, NV
Nicole Yap Menlo JR OH San Francisco, CA

Second Team All-Cal Pac

Player School Year Position Hometown
Hannah Baldwin William Jessup SR OH Colfax, CA
Kathryn Blake UC Merced SO MB Merced, CA
Jessica DeOcampo Embry-Riddle SO MB Marina, CA
Genna Garrett UC Merced FR S Modesto, CA
Valeria Martinez UC Merced SO OH Madera, CA
Mika Mendoza Menlo SR L Aiea, HI
Stephenie Monderine Menlo SR S/OH San Clemente, CA

 

Written courtesy of the California Pacific Conference

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Contact: Derrick Pringle, Jr.
dpringle@simpsonu.edu
(530) 226-4731