Sunday, 5 February 2023

NCAA Womens Volleyball

McGrath Adds Another Honor, Named All-ECAC

McGrath Adds Another Honor, Named All-ECAC

DANBURY, Conn. – First-year Shannon McGrath of the Union College women’s volleyball team added one more honor to her impressive rookie season, earning second-team All-ECAC honors, the Eastern College Athletic Conference announced last week.

McGrath is the only first-year among the 13 players recognized this season, and Union is the only school north of New York City to have a player on the All-ECAC teams. McGrath is the first Union volleyball player to earn All-ECAC honors since 2015, when Rachel Wyman ’16 was named to the ECAC Metro/Upstate All-Star Team. 

McGrath had an excellent rookie season for Union as the team’s top outside hitter, leading the team with 283 kills and 47 service aces to go with 194 digs and 22 assists on the way to All-Liberty League second-team honors. She finished the year third in the Liberty League in both kills per set (3.58) and service aces per set (0.59) and also ranked second among all conference players in points per set (4.23). Nationally, she finished the year ranking eighth among first-years in points per set and 53rd overall.

The first-year was recognized four times by the Liberty League in seven weeks of competition this season, the most awards for any Liberty League women’s volleyball player in 2022. She was named the Liberty League Performer of the Week on September 12 and earned Rookie of the Week honors in each of her last three weeks of the season, taking the honor in early October and in each of the final two weeks of the year.

With McGrath leading the way, Union finished the 2022 season with a 13-15 record and reached the Liberty League Tournament for the first time since 2016, earning the program’s first postseason win since 2015 in the process.

Read More: ECAC Release


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