2009 Volleyball All-MIAA

Slupczynski Earns First Team All-MIAA Honor


ROYAL OAK, Mich. - Saint Mary's senior volleyball player Lorna Slupczynski was one of eight players in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association to be named to the 2009 All-MIAA First Team.

The senior outside hitter was second in total kills (219) and tied for first in service aces (26) in conference play alone.  In just conference games in her four year career, Slupczynski finished with 813 kills and 812 digs against MIAA foes.

Overall, she had three consecutive seasons with at least 300 kills to finish with 1,360 career kills while also having three seasons with at least 300 digs for 1,311 career digs. 

It is the first time in her career she has been named to the All-MIAA First Team.  She was an All-MIAA Second Team selection as a sophomore and a junior after being named the conference's Freshman of the Year in the fall of 2006.

 

2009 All-MIAA Selections:

Most Valuable Player
Andrea Helminiak, Hope (senior from Maumee, Ohio/Anthony Wayne HS)

Defensive Player of the Year
Kristen Johnson, Hope (senior from Naperville, Ill./Wheaton Academy)

Freshman of the Year
Betsy Irwin, Trine (freshman from Athens, Ohio/Alexander HS)

All-MIAA First Team
Morgan Watler, Albion** (senior from Novi/Farmington HS)
Hannah Hewitt, Alma* (junior from Alanson/Harbor Light Christian HS)
Rebecca Kamp, Calvin** (sophomore from Orland Park, Ill./Chicago Christian HS)
Kelsey Sears, Calvin** (junior from Traverse City/West HS)
Jacie Fiedler, Hope* (junior from Richmond, Ill./Richmond Burton HS)
Andrea Helminiak, Hope** (senior from Maumee, Ohio/Anthony Wayne HS)
Kara VandeGuchte, Hope** (junior from Hamilton/Hamilton HS)
Lorna Slupczynski, Saint Mary's* (senior from St. John, Ind./Andrean HS)
* - denotes years All-MIAA first team

All-MIAA Second Team
Alexis Brum, Albion (junior from Troy/Birmingham Seaholm HS)
Shelby Gray, Alma (sophomore from Bloomfield Hills/West Bloomfield HS)
Renee DeHaan, Calvin (sophomore from Grand Rapids/GR Christian HS)
Erin VanderPlas, Calvin (sophomore from Cadillac/McBain Northern Michigan Christian HS)
Cassidy Bulthuis, Hope (junior from Nunica/Spring Lake HS)
Kristen Johnson, Hope (senior from Naperville, Ill./Wheaton Academy)
Colleen Leonard, Kalamazoo (sophomore from Mason/Mason HS)
Betsy Irwin, Trine (freshman from Athens, Ohio/Alexander HS)