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McCarty Heads Lady Flames' All-State Trio

December 21, 2009  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Senior Chelaine McCarty is a first-team VaSID All-State honoree for the second consecutive season.

Senior Chelaine McCarty is a first-team VaSID All-State honoree for the second consecutive season.

For the third consecutive year, Liberty's Chelaine McCarty, Kallie Corbin and Nicki Scripko have all been named to the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) All-State volleyball team. McCarty was a first-team selection, as voted by the Commonwealth's sports information directors, while Corbin and Scripko were included on the second team.

The trio helped the 2009 Lady Flames go 20-14 and make their third consecutive Big South Championship title match appearance. Liberty also equaled a program record with 13 conference victories, earning a share of its third Big South regular-season championship in a row.

McCarty (MB, Houston, Ala.) is a part of the first-team VaSID All-State roster for the second consecutive season, after making the second team in 2007. She was previously an honorable mention AVCA All-East Region selection and a first-team All-Big South pick. The Alabama native was the only conference player to win three Big South Player of the Week certificates this season and was tabbed a Top Performer on Sept. 29.

She ranked No. 2 in the Big South in attack percentage, breaking her own Liberty rally-scoring record by hitting .356 for the season. McCarty boosted her hitting percentage to .385 in Big South matches, pacing all conference players. She also served up a team-high 32 aces and finished No. 7 in the Big South with 92 blocks.

Corbin (S, Beaverton, Ore.) becomes the first Lady Flame ever named to four VaSID All-State teams. She was also voted to the second team as a freshman in 2006 and made back-to-back first-team appearances in 2007 and 2008.

Despite having her season cut short due to injury, Corbin was also a second-team All-Big South honoree and ranked No. 2 in the conference with 10.22 assists per set. She made the all-tournament teams at the Hilton Garden Hokie Invitational, Liberty Invitational presented by Pepsi and Cardinal Classic to start the year. The Oregonian finishes her stellar career as the only Liberty player ever to record 4,000 assists (4,528) and 1,000 digs (1,241) and sits No. 3 on the Lady Flames' career assist list.

Scripko (OH, Fayetteville, N.C.), who is marrying fellow Liberty student Tyler McClure today, makes her second straight appearance on the second-team VaSID All-State roster. She was also a first-team honoree as a freshman in 2007. Scripko was additionally a second-team All-Big South member this season and made the Big South Championship all-tournament team, after racking up 66 kills in three tournament contests.

The junior finished the year as the Big South leader in kills. Her 480 kills set a new career high and were the most by a Lady Flame since assistant coach Jennifer (Belk) Vaden posted 507 kills in 2004. Scripko eclipsed the 1,000-career kill mark during an Oct. 6 victory over Radford and enters her senior campaign needing just 95 digs to become the ninth member of Liberty's 1,000-kill/1,000-dig club.

CAA champion George Mason claimed two of the top three individual VaSID honors, as junior middle blocker/opposite-side hitter Holly Goode was voted State Player of the Year and Pat Kendrick was named State Coach of the Year. VCU outside hitter Michala Kvapilova garnered the State Rookie of the Year award.

2009 VaSID All-State Volleyball Team
First Team
Simone Asque, So., OH, Virginia
Holly Goode, Jr., MB/OPP, George Mason
Lindsey Pflugner, Sr., L, William & Mary
Felicia Willoughby, Jr., MB, Virginia Tech
Kelsey Bohman, So., MB, George Mason
Chelaine McCarty, Sr., MB, Liberty

Second Team
Erin Leaser, So., S, Virginia Tech
Nicki Scripko, Jr., OH, Liberty
Michala Kvapilova, Fr., OH, VCU
Kallie Corbin, Sr., S, Liberty
Lindsay Kresch, Jr., OH, William & Mary
Justine Record, So., OH, Virginia Tech

Player of the Year: Holly Goode, George Mason
Rookie of the Year: Michala Kvapilova, VCU
Coach of the Year: Pat Kendrick, George Mason