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Volleyball - Sun, Dec. 4, 2016

With a historic program that is a prohibitive favorite to be in the national tournament every year, it becomes difficult to earmark one season over another as best. This year is no different for the Georgetown College volleyball team. The Tigers were ranked in the Top 15 all season, reaching as high as No. 8 during a stretch of 13 straight wins. Injuries mounted and made the postseason a difficult road, but GC played hard in Sioux City, Iowa. It ended much earlier than coach Nick Griffin or his team would have liked, but one thing is for sure, the accolades will not.

The American Volleyball Coaches Association has already started the wheel of postseason honors to trickle Georgetown's way.

For the second time in three years a Tiger assistant has been honored as the Southeast Region Assistant Coach of the Year. Felicia Pace, in her third season with GC, was selected as the 2016 honoree.

"I am extremely excited and honored to receive this award," Pace said. "The girls mean so much to me. I am proud to represent Georgetown College as a coach and member of the team. I graciously share this accomplishment with each of them."

She's also sharing the regional stage with player honorees – Sarah Bell, Jenny Howell and Ashlee Howe.

Bell led the Mid-South Conference in assists per game with 10.8, which was also 11th nationally. She finished the season ranked 23rd nationally with 1,312 assists.

Howell finished with a conference leading 3.7 kills per game, which was 29th best in the nation. She has ranked 14th nationally for total kills with 513.

Howe has been a staple on the defense her entire four-years, and this year finishes ranked 18th nationally for total blocks (149) and 28th nationally for blocks per game with 1.1. However, her most impressive jump this season came in her offensive production. She was 33 kills from tying her total kills in her first three seasons. The Kentucky native had 303 kills this season. She finishes her career at Georgetown with 639 kills and 520 blocks – 112 solo. The solo mark is eighth best at GC, while the total tally ties her as fourth best all-time.

"All four these women are very well deserving and it is exciting to see our program receive these recognitions," Griffin said. "Felicia brings so much to the table with her own college playing experience and so many years coaching. She is a huge asset to the program and to me. You are only as good as those around you.

"Sarah, Jenny and Ashlee had great seasons and this is exciting. It's particularly honoring to see the growth Ashlee had in developing her offensive game these past four years and to be recognized for her efforts."

Several organizations still have their All-American lists to release, which could continue the postseason accolades for the Tigers after a 29-10 season.



 

 
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