Pezzola, Santana, Coleman Named to All-Centennial Team
LANCASTER, Pa. – Seniors Genny Pezzola and Hillary Santana, and junior Allison Coleman of the Swarthmore College volleyball team were named to All-Centennial Conference teams for the 2011 season, the Conference announced on Tuesday.
Pezzola and Santana were named to the first team, while Coleman was named to the second.
This is the first time that multiple Swarthmore players have been selected for the First-Team All-Centennial Conference.
Pezzola, who has made her mark as one of Swarthmores most successfull outside hitters, led the offense through much of the season, posting team highs in kills (323) and kills per game (3.17). She currently holds the Garnet career record in kills (1347) and kills per set with 3.34. Pezzola is currently sits in second for all time career digs with 1500.
Santana helped out the defense this season, leading the team in digs (525) and digs per set (5.25). Santana posted over 20 digs in eleven games this season. She also sits in fifth for career digs with 1342.
Coleman led the team in assists and assists per game, with 1,000 and 9.80 respectively. Those 1,000 assists broke the previous single season assists record of 949. She scored 79% of the Garnet's assists this season, and on October 25, she personally out-assisted Bryn Mawr College 34-18. Currently, Colman is in second place for career assists with 2439.
The selection is the second for both Pezzola and Santana and the first for Coleman, who was also named to the 2011 Conference Academic Honor Roll. Last season, Pezzola was named to the first team, while Santana was named to the second. Pezzola become the first Swarthmore player and 10th player in Conference history to earn first-team All-Centennial honors three times.
The Swarthmore volleyball team turned in its finest season in years, posting a 23-7 record, including going 7-3 in Conference play. On November, 3, the Garnet broke into the Mid-Atlantic Regional Rankings for the first time in program history, ranking 8th overall.