Henry Named A-10 Setter of the Year
Nov. 21, 2013
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - The Atlantic 10 Conference has announced that Mary Henry has been named the league's Setter of the Year. Additionally, Allison Foschia, Arielle Love, Marah Farage, Madelynn Burnham and Lacey Levers were named All-Conference.
The sophomore from Bloomfield Hills, Mich. finished the season with a 1,016 assists (10.16 per match) and had 40 or more assists 14 times. Her passing helped the Dukes lead the A-10 in hitting percentage at .229. This is the second consecutive season Henry has topped the 1,000 assist mark. In just two seasons, Henry ranks 5th all-time in program history with 2,196 assists.
Henry, who was named to the All-Rookie team last season, was also named First-Team All-Conference.
Foschia, who was named First-Team All-Conference, receives her third A-10 Conference award. The Northfield Center, Ohio native finished the regular season with 203 kills (2.31/set) and 231 digs (2.62/set).
Only the eighth player in program history to record 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs, Foschia is 2nd all-time in program history with 1,247 kills.
An occupational therapy major with a GPA of 3.94, Foschia was also named to the All-Academic Team.
Joining Foschia on the First-Team All-Conference list is Arielle Love. The junior from Maple Heights, Ohio led the A-10 (48th in the NCAA) with a .364 hitting percentage and was 6th in the league with 241 kills (3.21/set).
Love, who hit .928 in the regular season finale, was the Nov. 18th A-10 Offensive Player of the Week.
For her career, she is just .001 percentage point behind current Dukes' graduate assistant Liz Homan in career hitting percentage.
Marah Farage was named Second-Team All-Conference. The Richfield, Ohio native was second behind Love on the team with a career-high 222 kills. Her .242 hitting percentage and 81 blocks were also a career-highs. She also had individual match personal-bests with a .522 hitting percentage against Saint Louis, 17 kills at Fordham and nine blocks versus Fordham at the Palumbo Center.
Farage, who transferred from Ohio University last season, was reunited with Foschia, who was a teammate of hers on the Maverick A.C.E. Volleyball Club.
Levers, who was second only to Love in league hitting percentage at .360, finished the season with a team-high 87 blocks. The Washington, Pa. native's 10 blocks versus Rhode Island was tied for the second-most in a single match this season in league play. Levers was named the Oct. 21st A-10 Rookie of the Week.
Burnham finished second on the team with 2.51 kills/set. In just 21 matches, she recorded 193 kills and 44 blocks. The Toledo, Ohio native was also named to the Hokie Invitational All-Tournament Team after recording a career-highs of 18 kills against William & Mark and hit .400 against Virginia Tech.
This marks the eighth straight year a Dukes player has been selected on the All-Rookie Team.
The nine total awards, including Steve Opperman being named Coach of the Year, are the most in program history.