Kamari King Named To All-Little East Conference First Team

Kamari King Named To All-Little East Conference First Team

DANBURY, CT - Junior outside hitter Kamari King (East Hartford, CT) has been named to the 2017 Little East Conference Volleyball First Team after a standout season for the Colonials this past fall.

In her third season, King led the 8-21 Colonials with 374 kills and 1,128 attack attempts.  She tallied 229 digs, 18 total blocks and 16 service aces this past fall.

official release from Darryl Konicki - LEC Assistant Commissioner

PAWTUCKET, R.I. – The Little East Conference (LEC) announced its 2017 All-Conference Field Hockey Team and major award winners Tuesday. University of Southern Maine outside hitter Jess Williamson (Goffstown, N.H.) was named Offensive Player of the Year, while Keene State College junior libero Riley Bunker (Simi Valley, Calif.) and head coach Bob Weiner were named Defensive Player of the Year and Coach of the Year, respectively. Eastern Connecticut State University freshman outside hitter Abby Stern (Manchester, Conn.) was named Rookie of the Year.

A four-time all-conference selection with three straight first-team elections, Williamson led the conference in kills (458) and ranked second in total points (501.5) while starting in all 30 matches as a senior. When looking at the conference only numbers, she led the LEC in kills (134), kills per set (4.79), points (141.5) and points per set (5.1), and was second in hitting percentage (.302). The 2014 LEC Rookie of the Year is Southern Maine's first-ever Offensive Player of the Year selection.

Bunker earned LEC Defensive Player of the Year and all-conference honors for the first time after totaling 438 digs (4.38 per set) in her 29 total matches this season. Her 5.04 ds per set was the highest average in conference matches, while her 121 total digs placed her third. She is the third Keene State student-athlete to be named LEC Defensive Player of the Year.

Stern, who was also named a first-team all-conference selection, started in 26 of her 27 matches as a freshman, totaling 279 kills (3.17 per set) and 265 digs (3.01 per set). She ranked 10th in the league in kills and 15th in the league in digs. Stern is the third Eastern Connecticut player to be named the LEC Rookie of the Year.

Now in his 13th season at Keene State, Weiner was named LEC coach of the year for the third time after guiding the Owls to a record of 24-6 in 2017. Keene State grabbed a share of the 2017 LEC Regular Season Championship after going 6-1 in conference play during the regular season, and advanced to the LEC tournament final for the seventh time during his tenure. Weiner was also named LEC Coach of the Year in 2008 and 2015.    

2017 LEC Women's Volleyball All-Conference Team

 

       

Offensive Player of the Year

Jess Williamson, Southern Maine

 

Defensive Player of the Year

Riley Bunker, Keene State

 

Rookie of the Year

Abby Stern, Eastern Connecticut

 

Coach of the Year

Bob Weiner, Keene State

 
       

First-Team All-Conference

 

       

Name

Position

School

Hometown

Rachel Lamica

OH

Keene State

Malone, N.Y.

Jess Williamson

OH

Southern Maine

Goffstown, N.H.

Eileen Shi

OH

UMass Boston

San Francisco, Calif.

Abby Stern

OH

Eastern Connecticut

Machester, Conn.

Courtney Lambrese

OH

Rhode Island College

Cranston, R.I.

Kamari King

OH

Western Connecticut

East Hartford, Conn.

       

Second-Team All-Conference

 

       

Name

Position

School

Hometown

Claire Sporer

OH

Plymouth State

Medford, Ore.

Riley Bunker

L

Keene State

Simi Valley, Calif.

Bailey Wilson

S

Keene State

Moorpark, Calif.

Macayla Chianco

L

UMass Boston

Clearwater, Fla.

Ari Linden

MB

Plymouth State

Lena, Ill.

Brenna Peruch

L

Plymouth State

Cave Creek, Ariz.