PHILADELPHIA – Jefferson Volleyball placed two Rams on the NCAA Division II Conference Commissioner's Association (D2CCA) All-East Region teams on Tuesday afternoon. Senior Corinne Justus was named to the All-East Region First Team while junior Courtney Wensel earned a spot on the Second Team. The news was released by the DII Conference Commissioner's Association volleyball east regional coordinator.
CORINNE JUSTUS – D2CCA ALL-EAST REGION FIRST TEAM
This comes as Justus' second time being named to a D2CCA All-East Region Team after earning a place on the second team in 2016. Justus was named to the All-CACC First Team for the third-straight year in 2017. She led the conference with a .353 hitting percentage, 40 points higher than the next closest. The senior notched 284 kills in 612 total attacks with just 68 errors. Her 92 total blocks tied her for eighth in the CACC. She finished with 24 total blocks, good for sixth in the conference.
COURTNEY WENSEL – D2CCA ALL-EAST REGION SECOND TEAM
This comes as Wensel's second time being named to the D2CCA All-East Region Second Team after her selection in 2016. Wensel finished the 2017 season with 450 kills and 440 digs as she earned All-CACC First Team honors for the second-straight season. Her kill total ranked fourth in the conference and her 3.91 kills/set mark put her fifth best in the CACC. The junior had memorable match at Dominican on Saturday, Sept. 23 when she reached both 1000 career kills and digs in the third set. On the program leaderboard, the Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania native now has 1257 career kills and 1250 career digs which places her second and seventh respectively all-time in Rams' history.
ABOUT THE D2CCA
Sports Information/Athletic Communication Offices from NCAA Division II East Region schools and conferences selected the two CCA All-Region teams. The process concludes with All-American selections announced in December. This is the first year the Division II Conference Commissioner's Association has sponsored the NCAA Division II Volleyball All-Region and All-American teams.
The Division II CCA encourages and promotes Division II athletics and high standards of sportsmanship as important elements of higher education. The CCA is a key communications link among the conferences as they discuss views, policies and regulations that impact Division II intercollegiate athletics and works closely with the NCAA as a communications channel to NCAA Division II member colleges and universities.
2017 D2CCA ALL-EAST REGION FIRST TEAM
OH - Katrina Janssen - Caldwell
OH - Leanna Jadus - Southern Connecticut
OH - Karolina Moderova - NYIT
MH/B - Alyssa Gage - Southern Connecticut
MH/B - Corinne Justus - Jefferson
L/DS - Dakota O'Neill - Molloy
S - Allison Fowler - NYIT
2017 D2CCA ALL-EAST REGION SECOND TEAM
OH - Rachel Londot - LIU Post
OH - Courtney Wensel - Jefferson
OH - Tiffany Verni - NYIT
MH/B - Amy Bruno - Georgian Court
MH/B - Kacey Affrunti - Molloy
L/DS - Mercy Rivera - American International
S - Kristine Rios - New Haven
East Region Player of the Year: Katrina Janssen, Caldwell