Aug. 15, 2011
FAYETTEVILLE, NC - Fayetteville State's proud tradition in volleyball remains intact with the release of the 2011 Preseason All-CIAA team.
The Broncos' Ifeyinwa Nwokolo (Jr., Greensboro, N.C.) and JaMisha Jordan (So., Fayetteville, N.C.) were each named to the preseason honor on Monday.
Nwokolo, a middle hitter/blocker, ranked second in the CIAA in 2010 in hitting percentage at .304 and was also 10th in the league in kills, averaging 2.58 per set. Her 172 kills ranked second on Fayetteville State, which finished the 2010 season 15-8 and 12-4 in CIAA play. Nwokolo also led the Broncos in blocks, with 0.71 per set.
Jordan was named to the preseason team as the Libero following a freshman season in which she was ranked third in the CIAA in digs, with 2.6 per set.
Both Nwokolo and Jordan were named to the All-CIAA team a year ago.
Last season's Player of the Year, Karina Monroe of Chowan, returns after leading the Hawks and conference in hitting percentage at .311. She also ranked in the top 10 of the conference for kills with 277.
Also returning is setter Roxanne Smith of St. Augustine's, who led the conference in assists with more than eight per game. Smith ranks among the top in the conference in service aces with 65.
The 2011 CIAA Volleyball season is set to begin Labor Day weekend with all twelve teams taking action. Fayetteville State opens with Johnson & Wales and Palm Beach Atlantic at the Johnson C. Smith Labor Day Tournament on Friday, Sept. 2.
2011 Volleyball Preseason All-CIAA Team
JRSY # NAME SCHOOL CLASS HT HOMETOWN MAJOR
6 Victoria Lewis CU SR 5'11 Stafford, VA Pre-Law
1 Kathryn Tokarski SAC JR 5'9 Saskatchewan, Canada Human Performance
9 Whitney Green ECSU SO 5'9 Greenville, NC Marine Biology
7 Karina Monroe CU JR 6'2 Spotsylvania, VA Biology
13 Ifeyinwa Nwokolo FSU JR 5'11 Greensboro, NC Nursing
11 Brittany Hicks SAC JR 6'0 Louisburg, NC Sociology
6 Roxanne Smith SAC SR 5'5 St. Catherine, Jamaica Biology
1 Kiara Brown WSSU SR 5'9 Raleigh, NC Nursing
Right Side Hitter
2 Keisha Parris SAC JR 5'7 St. Catherine, Jamaica Business Administration
4 Megan Sawyer CU SO 5'8 Virginia Beach, VA Art Education
1 JaMisha Jordan FSU SO 5'5 Fayetteville, NC Undecided
14 Chelsey Campbell ECSU SO 6'1 Charlotte, NC Social Work