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LEXINGTON, KY - The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced their end-of-year awards for women's volleyball and Montreat libero Kendra Johnson (JR/Ararat, NC) took home numerous honors.

After completing a record-setting year for the Cavaliers, Johnson was recognized by the AVCA as a member of the All-Region team for the Northeast while also picking up Libero of the Year honors. In addition, the AVCA recognized Johnson as an Honarble Mention All-American.

The junior led the Appalachian Athletic Conference in both digs per set (6.5) and total digs (809) and those tallies were good enough for second and eighth, respectively, in the NAIA. In addition, Johnson set an AAC record and earned a spot in the NAIA all-time top-ten list with her 60 dig performance in a win over Reinhardt University on September 13.

The full list of AVCA award recipients can be found HERE

KANSAS CITY, MO. - The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced Friday that 481 volleyball student-athletes have been named 2016 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes. 

In order to be nominated by an institution's head coach or sports information director, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved a junior academic status.

Two members of the Montreat College volleyball team, Anyla Kryeziu and Miranda Walker, were both honored with this recognition. Kryeziu is a junior from Prishtina, Kosovo who has maintained a 3.61 GPA in her Psychology and Human Services major. Walker is a senior Psychology and Human Services major from Anthem, AZ who currently has a 3.83 GPA.

The full press release from the NAIA can be found HERE.

KINGSPORT, TN - The Montreat College volleyball team fell to St. Andrews 3-1 on Thursday afternoon in Kingsport in quarterfinal play at the 2016 Appalachian Athletic Conference tournament. 

In the first set, both teams fought to gain control and were tied at 18-18 before the Knights went on a 7-0 run to take the set. In the second set, the Cavaliers benefited from a St. Andrews hitting error to take a 16-16 lead and they would hold on to an advantage the rest of the way, taking the set 25-21. The third set played out much like the first, with St. Andrews using a 6-1 run at the end of the frame to break a 19-19 tie and take a 25-20 set win. From there the Knights continued to be aggressive and closed out the match with a 25-11 win in the fourth set.

AAC Libero of the Year Kendra Johnson (JR/Ararat, NC) wrapped up her record-breaking season with 37 digs (9.25 per set) while Emily Howard (SR/Olin, NC) and Anyla Kryeziu (JR/Prishtina, Kosovo) both collected 11 kills. Howard, an All-AAC First Team member, also had two blocks in her final collegiate performance. Megan Condon (FR/Walnut Cove, NC) finished with 21 assists while Bella Huerta (FR/Burlington, NC) had 13 assists and eight digs. 

The Cavaliers finish the season with a record of 14-19, with a 12-10 record in conference play. 

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