Castine, Maine - Seven student athletes were named to the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Women's Volleyball Championship All-Tournament Team at the conclusion of the event on Sunday, November 10th. Maine Maritime Academy Senior Sydney Adams (Trumbull, Conn.) earned MVP honors, while teammates sophomore Rachel Melampy (Marshfield, Mass.) and senior Maria Perez (San Juan, Puerto Rico) were also named to the team. SUNY Canton, the tournament runner-up, placed seniors Jenna Roat (Penfield, N.Y.) and Melissa McMaster (Pittsfield, N.Y.) on the team. Senior Erica Prindle (Kingston, N.Y.) represented SUNY Delhi, and junior Lauren Havill (Gainesville, Va.) represented Northern Vermont-Johnson, both semifinalist teams.
MVP - Sydney Adams, Maine Maritime (pictured left with NAC Associate Commissioner Kate Roy and Maine Maritime President Bill Brennan). Adams tallied a match-high 26 assists, as well as three kills, six digs, two service aces, and a block in the final match. In the semifinal round, she led all players with 39 assists, and contributed six digs and five kills on .625 hitting. Adams was also named to the 2019 First Team All-Conference.
Rachel Melampy, Maine Maritime - In the championship final, Melampy had a match-high 14 kills, as well as seven digs and three service aces. The 2019 NAC Women's Volleyball Player of the Year and First-Team All-Conference member hit .526 with 12 kills, and added three digs and two aces in the semifinals.
Maria Perez, Maine Maritime - Perez led all players with ten digs, and added an assist and a service ace, in the championship match. The 2019 First-Team All-Conference selection and three-time NAC Defensive Player of the Year (2016-2018), notched nine digs, two assists, and an ace in the semifinals.
Jenna Roat, SUNY Canton - Roat surpassed 2000 career digs, ending with 2004 after she tallied five digs in the championship match. She also added an assist and a service ace in the final match. In the semifinals, the 2019 NAC Defensive Player of the Year and First Team All-Conference selection led all players with 26 digs, and also chipped in three kills and an assist in the 3-1 win over NVU-Johnson.
Melissa McMaster, SUNY Canton - McMaster contributed three kills, two blocks, and a dig in the final match enroute to a spot on the All-Tournament Team. In the semifinals, she tallied four kills and two blocks. McMaster leads the league with 46 block assists and 67 total blocks (0.66 b/s) during the regular season. She was a 2019 Second-Team All Conference selection, and was also named to the 2019 NAC Women's Volleyball Sportsmanship Team.
Erica Prindle, SUNY Delhi - Prindle led SUNY Delhi with 11 assists, and also registered four digs in the semifinal match against Maine Maritime. She ranked in the top-ten for assists, assists per set, and service aces through the regular season.
Lauren Havill, NVU-Johnson - Havill led the Badgers with a match-high 16 kills, and also tallied five digs and a service ace in the semifinals. She is credited with 17 points in the match. The 2019 Second Team All-Conference player led the league with 52 kills in NAC matches during the regular season.