Wednesday, 7 June 2023

NCAA Womens Volleyball

Finalists Announced for 2022-23 C-Club Female Rookie Athlete of the Year

Action shot of Mackenzie Beck

The finalists have been announced for the 2022-23 SUNY Cortland C-Club Female Rookie Athlete of the Year. Only student-athletes in their first year of collegiate competition are eligible for the award.

The finalists also will be recognized at the C-Club Athletics Awards Ceremony on Monday, May 1, at Brown Auditorium in Old Main. In a new process this year, however, the winners will not be announced until the summer after the completion of the spring season.

The 2022-23 C-Club Female Rookie Athlete of the Year Finalists are:

Mackenzie Beck (Port Jefferson Station/Comsewogue), Lacrosse

Ainsley Delacourt (Stoney Creek, ON/T.A. Blakelock), Ice Hockey

Gianna Mirigliano (Springfield, PA), Gymnastics

Emma Reilly (Massapequa Park/Massapequa), Volleyball

Kimberly Westenberg (Massapequa Park/Massapequa), Softball

Sarah Wiggins (Carson City, NV/Carson), Golf

Mackenzie Beck, Lacrosse (Attack)


Season Stats/Honors (through April 25):

* 9 games played

* 27 goals, 3 assists, 30 points

* 3 or more goals in six games

* Fourth on team in goals and sixth in points despite missing six games due to injury


Team Accomplishments (through April 25):

* 12-3 record



Ainsley Delacourt action Ainsley Delacourt, Ice Hockey (Defense)

Season Stats/Honors:

* 25 games played

* 6 goals, 14 assists, 20 points

* Fourth on team in assists and fifth in points

* Second Team All-NEWHL

* NEWHL Rookie of the Year (and All-Rookie Team)


Team Accomplishments:

* 20-7-0 record; NEWHL tournament runner-up



Action photo of Gianna MiriglianoGianna Mirigliano, Gymnastics (All-Around)

Season Stats/Honors:

* NCGA All-American, All-Around (5th place)

* NCGA East Region Rookie of the Year

* NCGA All-East, All-Around (4th place)

* NCGA All-East, Vault (tied for 5th place)


Team Accomplishments:

* 5th place, NCGA East Regional



Emma Reilly action Emma Reilly, Volleyball (Middle Blocker)

Season Stats/Honors:

* 25 matches played/22 started (89 sets)

* 116 kills (1.3/set), 93 blocks (1.0/set), .349 attack pct.

* Team leader in attack pct. (min. 40 sets) and blocks

* Region 3 Freshman of the Year

* Honorable mention All-Region 3

* Third Team All-SUNYAC

* SUNYAC Rookie of the Year

* SUNYAC All-Tournament Team


Team Accomplishments:

* 22-6 record; tied for 17th, NCAA tournament; SUNYAC champs



Action shot of Kimberly WestenbergKimberly Westenberg, Softball (Pitcher/First Base)

Season Stats/Honors (through April 25):

* Offense: 28 games…

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