Women's Volleyball

Katelyn Popoff named 2nd Team All-SCIAC

Katelyn Popoff named 2nd Team All-SCIAC

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2019 Volleyball All-SCIAC Teams

WHITTIER, Calif. - The 2019 All-Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Women's Volleyball teams were announced Monday following a vote conducted by the league's member head coaches.

Sophomore Katelyn Popoff (Hacienda Heights, Calif.) earned recognition for the first time in her career being named 2nd Team All-SCIAC, proving to be one of SCIAC's top outside hitters.

Popoff led the Poets within conference play totaling 173 kills, averaging 3.09 kills per set.  She also added nine assists, a service ace, 85 digs and 11 blocks.  She also accumulated 180 points, averaging 3.2 points per set.  In SCIAC Popoff ranked No. 4 in Total Attacks, No. 5 in kills, and No. 5 in kills per set.

Overall she put up big numbers in just her second season with the Purple & Gold.  She totaled 313 kills, averaging 3.19 kills per set with 172 digs, 21 blocks, and 330 points.  She ranked No. 2 in kills, No. 3 in Total Attacks, No. 3 in Points, and No. 5 in Points Per Set.  On the season she totaled 16 matches where she accumulated double digit kills, which included a career high 22 coming on three different occasions (UC Santa Cruz, Pomona-Pitzer, La Verne).               

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SCIAC Athlete of the Year – Phoebe Madsen (Claremont-M-S)

SCIAC Newcomer of the Year – Cat Helgeson (Chapman)

Character Award – Vicky-Marie Addo-Ashong (Pomona-Pitzer)

SCIAC Coaching Staff of the Year – Tom Gardner (Caltech)