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Hawks wins USA South Volleyball Rookie of the Year

Hawks wins USA South Volleyball Rookie of the Year

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(FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.) - The USA South Athletic Conference has announced its 2017 All-Conference awards for volleyball. Averett University's Hannah Shields was named the Player of the Year while her coach Danny Miller earned Coach of the Year honors. Salem College's Maggie Hawks collected Rookie of the Year accolades while William Peace University's Carson Williams named Libero of the Year. Also, the USA South recognized an All-Sportsmanship Team consisting of one member from each competing school.

All awards are voted on by the volleyball coach at each institution. The divisional team voting is completed only by those coaches in the particular division. The all-conference and individual award voting is completed by all coaches.

Maggie Hawks became the first Salem volleyball player to earn USA South Rookie of the Year honors. She was joined by Taylor Moulton on the USA South East Division Second Team. Alexis Sunderland was chosen as Salem's member on the USA South All-Sportsmanship Team.

Hawks, a freshman libero from Mount Airy, North Carolina, becomes the first Spirit to earn an individual USA South honor in the sport of volleyball in the program's short League history. She currently leads all rookies and is second in the Conference in total digs with 587 while fourth in digs per set with 5.24. Hawks also accumulated 65 assists and 24 service aces this season. Against USA South opposition alone, she again was the leading rookie in the categories of digs and digs per set, both of which ranked her fourth among all Conference performers. For her efforts this season, Hawks received Second Team East Division honors while being named USA South Defensive Player of the Week three times.


Player of the Year

Rookie of the Year

Libero of the Year

Coach of the Year  
Hannah Shields
Maggie Hawks
Carson Williams
William Peace  
Danny Miller


The 2017 USA South Volleyball All-Conference Team: 


First Team All-Conference

Caroline Corey, Meredith
Ginny Moore, Covenant
Schuyler Moore, Covenant
Hannah Shields, Averett
Liana Solomon, William Peace
Brianna Williams, Averett
Carson Williams, William Peace


First Team East Division

Second Team East Division

First Team West Division

Second Team West Division

Hannah Blaylock, Meredith
Caroline Corey, Meredith
Cassidy Hayes, Methodist
Hannah Shields, Averett
Liana Solomon, William Peace
Brianna Williams, Averett
Carson Williams, William Peace

Lindsay Alford, William Peace
Alex Hafliger, Meredith
Maggie Hawks, Salem
Emily Horn, Greensboro
Taylor Moulton, Salem
Sarah Smoot, Averett
Brittany Ter Meer, Methodist

Emily Arnold, LaGrange
Katelyn Durmire, Piedmont
Haley Hixon, Piedmont
Ginny Moore, Covenant
Schuyler Moore, Covenant
Brianne Sidner, Maryville 
Amy Tyma, Huntingdon

Kaitlyn Flickinger, Maryville 
Nia Haller, Maryville 
Hannah Harris, Covenant
Dejane Hester-Taylor, Maryville 
Resa Knott, Agnes Scott
Saidee McDaniel, Maryville
Bria Rochelle, Huntingdon





All-Sportsmanship Team
Paige LaMore, Agnes Scott
Emily Stanley, Averett
Alexandra Wilkins, Berea
Hannah Elmore, Brevard
Olivia Becker, Covenant
Samantha Sabater, Ferrum
Emily Horn, Greensboro
Bria Rochelle, Huntingdon
Samantha James, LaGrange
Tatyana Johnson, Mary Baldwin
Taylor Youell, Maryville
Katie Keen, Meredith
Megan Andrews, Methodist
Augusta Preston, N.C. Wesleyan
Sam Smith, Pfeiffer
Hannah Collins, Piedmont
Alexis Sunderland, Salem
Josie Richardson, William Peace