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AMC Announces Volleyball All-Conference & Season Award Winners


St. Louis, Mo. – The American Midwest Conference (AMC) has announced the 2021 Volleyball All-Conference team members and the season award winners.
The Cougars placed three players on the First-Team, four on the Second-Team, and the team won two of the individual awards.

*All stats are before the AMC Volleyball Championship Game*
Sidney Branson was named to the First-Team after averaging 3.19 kills per set and an attacking percentage of .234. Branson is now a three-time All-AMC player.

Ellie Crede played in 35 matches on the season, hitting .268 and averaging 2.2 kills per set. She had a season-high 15 kills twice this season against Saint Mary (Kan.) and Central Baptist (Ark.) For the first time in her career, Crede earned a spot on the First-Team and is a two-time All-AMC selection (Second-Team in 2020).

Joining Branson and Crede on the First-Team is a setter, Luisa Ferreira. Ferreira dished out 1,311 assists, averaging 10.4 assists per set. In addition, she recorded 389 digs (3.0 digs per set). This is the third-straight season she has received First-Team honors.

Earning All-AMC honors (Second-Team) for the first time is Danielle Prior. The senior middle hitter was great at the net all season, averaging 0.8 blocks per set, including nine against Concordia (Neb.). She finished the season with 73 total blocks and 158 kills. 

Abby Massengill was honored as the Freshman of the Year and Second-Team All-AMC for the first time in her career. Massengill averaged 1.5 kills per set while hitting .295. On the season, she tallied 159 kills and 62 blocks. 

Ellie Rockers is All-AMC for the second time in her career, after being selected to the Second-Team. Rockers averaged 3.0 digs per set, 2.1 kills per set, and 40 service aces.

Jaqueline Silva is rounding out the All-AMC selections, who earned a spot on the Second-Team after averaging 3.9 digs per set and racking up 489 total digs on the season. Silva is now a three-time All-AMC player.

CC assistant coach Kandace Cook won AMC Assistant Coach of the Year.

To view the entire All-AMC and season award winners, click HERE.


This article is provided by Columbia Cougar Athletics