Ashley Zietak, Megan Lamens earn All-AMC honors
Nov. 18, 2008
CEDARVILLE, Ohio - Point Park's Ashley Zietak and Megan Lamens were named to the All-American Mideast Conference volleyball team released Monday by the conference office.
Zietak (Pittsburgh/Brashear), pictured left, was selected to the All-AMC third team, and Lamens (New Baltimore/Berlin Bros.) was named honorable mention All-AMC.
Prior to this year, the AMC had been divided into North and South divisions, but this season, all 15 teams were grouped together. The All-AMC first, second and third teams include eight players each and the next eight voter getters were named honorable mention. Eight of the 15 AMC schools are represented on the first three teams.
Zietak, a sophomore middle hitter, was the 2007 AMC North Freshman of the Year and was selected to the All-AMC North first team. This season she posted 345 kills (2.54 per set) and led Point Park with a .328 hitting percentage, 65 service aces and 79 blocks.
Lamens, a junior middle hitter, transferred to Point Park from Juniata in the offseason. Lamens (pictured below, right) recorded a team-high 403 kills (3.08 per game) and tallied 51 blocks. At Juniata she was named to the All-Landmark Conference second team as a sophomore in 2007. The year before she help Juniata win the NCAA Division III championship.
Point Park was 19-18 overall and 7-7 in the AMC this season.
Walsh's Megan McDonald was named the AMC Player of the Year, and her coach Krista Singleton was named AMC Coach of the Year. Katie Verhoff (Notre Dame (Ohio)) was named the Setter of the Year, and Libby Aker (Cedarville) was chosen the Libero of the Year. Walsh's Jessica Schmidt was named the Freshman of the Year.