Lemon, Sims and Kaminski Receive All-Conference Accolades

Lemon, Sims and Kaminski Receive All-Conference Accolades

Three individuals from the Case Western Reserve University volleyball team have earned spots on the 2017 All-University Athletic Association Volleyball Team, announced by the league office on Wednesday.

CWRU's sophomore outside hitter Brianna Lemon has earned All-UAA First Team recognition and sophomore middle hitter Haley Sims received All-UAA Second Team honors, while freshman middle blocker Katie Kaminski earned All-UAA Honorable Mention

Lemon became the first Spartan since Haley Kauffman in 2015 to be named to the All-UAA First Team. She finished the regular season with .220 hitting percentage, and led the team with 339 kills (3.14 per set) and 353 digs (3.27 per set). Lemon's 3.14 kills per set ranked fifth among all University Athletic Association players this year. She also gathered 29 total blocks and 19 service aces throughout the season. Over her two years as a Spartan, Lemon currently ranks third in program history with 3.26 kills per set and sixth with 3.64 points per set.

Sims finished the regular season with a .282 hitting percentage and led the team with 80 total blocks, including 22 solo blocks. She finished second on the team with 247 kills and 2.31 kills per set. Over her career, she has recorded a .283 hitting percentage which ranks third in program history, and has averaged 0.85 blocks per set which puts her at fifth in program history.

Kaminski led the Spartans with a .284 hitting percentage this season, which puts her at 10th in school history for attack percentage in a single-season. She ranks fourth on the team with 188 kills (1.98 per set) and third with 42 total blocks (including nine solo). Kaminski also added 42 digs and 17 service aces during the season.

Sims was named All-UAA honorable mention in 2016, while Lemon and Kaminski are first-time all-conference honorees.

The Spartans finished the regular season with a 19-12 overall record and finished in fifth-place at the UAA Championships.