Dec. 9, 2013
FAYETTEVILLE, NC - Fayetteville State senior Joylene Thompson (Spanish Town, JA) finished her collegiate career with one last accolade.
The middle hitter had seven kills in nine total attacks in a first-round defeat against Wheeling Jesuit at the NCAA Division II Atlantic Regional Tournament. For her efforts, Thompson was one of 12 student-athletes selected to the All-Tournament Team.
Thompson finished her senior season with a team-high 225 kills, a spot on the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association First-Team and recognition as CIAA Tournament Most Valuable Player.
Thompson put together several notable performances this season, including a four-match stretch of double-digit kill totals against Virginia Intermont, St. Andrews, Livingstone and Virginia Union back in September. She recorded 17-kill matches against Virginia Union and against Benedict. Thompson saved her best performance for the conference championship match at Felton J. Capel Arena, when she had a season-high 18 kills in a four-set win against Winston-Salem State.
Joining Thompson on the Atlantic Regional All-Tournament Team are Wheeling Jesuit's Kayce Krucki, Jenna Pew and Makenzie Ripley, California University (Pa.) players Laurel Miller, Molly Delaney and Mary Lavery, Shippensburg University's Jill Edwards, Gannon University's Emily Carver, Clarion University's Laura Subject, Seton Hill University's Corrine Gahager and Pitt-Johnstown University's Marissa Eminio.