Maine Maritime student-athletes swept the North Atlantic Conference post-season awards placing three members on the all-conference first team including the Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year.
Mariner outside hitter Chelsea Ward was selected the NAC Player of the Year in a vote by the conference coaches. Ward led the conference in hitting percentage (.670) and kills per set (4.85) leading the Mariners to an undefeated 6-0 mark in conference play and top seed in the NAC Championship.
Middle hitter Melissa Lail was honored as the conference Rookie of the Year. Lail was fourth in the league in hitting percentage (.321), kills per set (2.95) and blocks per set (.47) in her first season at Maine Maritime.
Junior libero Lauren Sakahara was named the NAC Defensive Player of the Year. Sakahara, who was also a first-team selection, led the conference in digs averaging 3.53 digs per set.
Maine Maritime head coach Katrina Dagan was honored as NAC Coach of the Year for the second consecutive season. Dagan, who is in her 7th season with the Mariners, has led her squad to three consecutive NAC Championships and is the top seed in the upcoming NAC Tournament.
Johnson State College was honored with the Team Sportsmanship Award for the second season in a row. NAC all-conference selections are determined by a vote of the conference coaches. Additional players honored are due to ties in the voting.
2010 NAC Women's Volleyball All-Conference Team
|Melissa Lail||Fr||MH||Maine Maritime|
|Lauren Sakahara||Jr||L||Maine Maritime|
|Chelsea Ward||Jr||OH||Maine Maritime|
|Olesea Cojohari||Sr||OH||Green Mountain|
|Jennifer Dixon||So||S||Maine Maritime|
|Player of the Year|
|Chelsea Ward||Jr.||OH||Maine Maritime|
|Defensive Player of the Year|
|Lauren Sakahara||Jr.||L||Maine Maritime|
|Rookie of the Year|
|Melissa Lail||Fr.||MH||Maine Maritime|
|Coach of the Year|
|Katrina Dagan||Maine Maritime|
|Team Sportsmanship Award|
|Johnson State College|