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Three Lady Flames Nab VaSID All-State Honors

January 6, 2011  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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From left: Jade Craycraft, Kelly Haseman, Karyl Bacon

From left: Jade Craycraft, Kelly Haseman, Karyl Bacon

Karyl Bacon, Jade Craycraft and Kelly Haseman each received VaSID All-State honors, as voted on by Virginia Sports Information Directors. Bacon was named to the all-state first team, while Craycraft and Haseman were members of the second team.

Bacon, an outside hitter from Temecula, Calif., was named first-team All-Big South this season after scoring 496 kills and 333 digs to cap off a successful four-year career at Liberty.

Craycraft was also named the 2010 Big South Freshman of the Year, and joined junior libero Kelly Haseman on the Big South all-conference second team.

Virginia Tech senior All-American Felicia Willoughby was honored Thursday as the 2010 Virginia State Volleyball Player of the Year. Also earning top honors in the state this season were Virginia freshman McKenzie Adams as the Rookie of the Year, and James Madison's Lauren Steinbrecher as the Coach of the Year.

The Virginia Sports Information Directors organization is comprised of sports information professionals from NCAA Division I, II, III, NAIA and independent institutions from the state of Virginia. The purpose of the organization is to promote college athletics at all four-year institutions. Membership is open to anyone affiliated with a four-year college or conference located in Virginia, and whose area of responsibility lies within the area of sports information.

2010 VaSID University Division All-State Volleyball Team

Player of the Year: Felicia Willoughby, MB, Sr., Virginia Tech
Rookie of the Year: McKenzie Adams, OH, Fr., Virginia
Coach of the Year: Lauren Steinbrecher, James Madison

First Team
Karyl Bacon, OH/DS, Sr., Liberty

Felicia Willoughby, MB, Sr., Virginia Tech
Cara Baarendse, MB, So., Virginia Tech
Simone Asque, OH, Jr., Virginia
Jessica O'Shoney, M, So., Virginia
Ginny Bray, MB, Sr., W&M

Second Team
Lindsay Callahan, RS/OH, Sr., James Madison
Kelsie Clegg, MB, Sr., VCU
Erin Leaser, S, Jr., Virginia Tech
Jade Craycraft, S, Fr., Liberty
Danielle Erb, OH, So., James Madison
AJ Cushman, DS, Sr., Virginia
Kelly Haseman, DS/L, Jr., Liberty