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Three Yellow Jackets Receive VaSID All-State Volleyball Honors

Three Yellow Jackets Receive VaSID All-State Volleyball Honors

DANVILLE, Va.—Tuesday seven different programs from across the Commonwealth of Virginia were represented on the 2013 Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) College Division All-State Women’s Volleyball Team, with three Yellow Jackets named to the list.

Senior middle-hitter Tori Puryear (Madison, VA / Madison), senior libero Marli Dabareiner (Hardy, VA / North Cross), and sophomore outside-hitter Courtney Lowers (Suffolk, VA / Rasmond River) received Second-Team VaSID All-State honors.

Puryear started in all 29 matches, finishing with 226 kills (2.19 kills per set). The senior’s 0.238 hitting percentage was 7th in the ODAC. She was also 2nd in the ODAC in total blocks (100), averaging 0.97 per set. Puryear sits third on Randolph-Macon’s All-Time list in career blocks (403). For her efforts, she was named First Team All-ODAC and received Player of the Week honors.

This season Dabareiner earned her fourth All-ODAC honor in as many years. The 2013 campaign marked her third season as the ODAC’s top libero with 474 digs (4.84 digs per set). During her career she recorded 1,838 total digs, which set a new R-MC All-Time record. Dabareiner also holds three All-Time slots in single-season digs; 3rd with 492 (2012), 5th with 474 (2013), and 8th with 466 (2011).

Lowers was also named First-Team All-ODAC as she led the Jackets with 265 kills (2.62 per set); good enough for 9th in the ODAC. The outside-hitter was 5th in hitting percentage with .294.

Listed below are the 2013 VaSID All-State Volleyball Teams and individual honors.

  • Co-Player of the Year – M.A. Boles, Sr., Washington & Lee
  • Co-Player of the Year – Allison Sparks, Sr., Averett
  • Rookie of the Year – Briana Sutton, Fr., Christopher Newport
  • Coach of the Year - Lindsay Birch, Christopher Newport

 First Team

  • H - M.A. Boles, Sr., Washington and Lee
  • H - Megann Grimes, Jr., Bridgewater
  • H – Chastity Lacy, Sr., Christopher Newport
  • S – Meghan Meleski, Sr., Washington & Lee
  • H – Allison Sparks, Sr., Averett
  • H – Briana Sutton, Fr., Christopher Newport

 Second Team

  • S – Rachel Conway, So., Christopher Newport
  • L – Marli Dabareiner, Sr., Randolph-Macon
  • H – Courtney Lowers, So., Randolph-Macon
  • H – Tori Puryear, Sr., Randolph-Macon
  • H – Nicole Tesh, Sr., Emory & Henry
  • H – Kaitlynn Wickersham, Sr., Mary Washington

The Randolph-Macon volleyball team finished their 2013 season 22-7, 10-2 ODAC, and ranked 8th in the South Region.