Tuesday, November 12, 2013
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Four members of the Westminster College volleyball team earned spots on the Presidents' Athletic Conference's 2013 All-PAC teams and an additional Titan earned an honorable mention nod.
Senior outside hitter Megan Romocean (Ravenna, Ohio/Southeast) and senior middle blocker Rebecca Riemer (Pittsburgh, Pa./Mount Lebanon) earned First-Team All-PAC honors, while senior setter Katie Palkovic (Camp Hill, PA / Trinity) and senior middle blocker Lexi Starheim (Hubbard, Ohio/Hubbard) were voted to the Second-Team. Senior outside hitter Claire Ferrando (North Jackson, Ohio/Western Reserve) was tabbed on the Honorable Mention team.
Romocean, a third-year starter who was tabbed on the first-team as a junior, ranked second in the league in both kills and points. She averaged 3.40 kills per set as well 4.06 points per set. For Westminster, Romocean ranked first on the team in kills (333) and second in service aces (35).
Riemer, a third-year starter, ranked first in the conference with a .336 hitting percentage. She was also third on the team with 260 kills and second with 86 blocks. Riemer earned Second Team All-PAC honors as a junior.
Palkovic, a second-year starter, was first in the PAC averaging 9.83 assists per set. Her 1,150 total assists also led the conference. Last year, Palkovic earned an honorable mention all-conference nod.
Starheim, a fourth-year starter, was fifth in the PAC with a .303 hitting percentage. Her 99 total blocks ranked first on the team, while her 274 kills stood second best. Starheim earned a Second-Team All-PAC honor last year.
Ferrando, a one-year starter, placed third in the PAC with 593 digs. Her 5.29 digs per set was also third in the conference and first on the team. This was her first all-conference honor of her career.
The Titans finished the season 26-9 overall and 12-6 in the PAC, under veteran head coach Tammy Swearingen. Westminster's 26 wins marked the most since 2002.
About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster is a top-tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 378 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.
Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.