Nov. 13, 2012
- Conference USA has announced its 2012 all-conference first and second teams and all-freshman squad award winners for volleyball as selected by the league's 12 head coaches.
The Southern Miss volleyball team placed two players on the on all-freshman teams with Lydia Bonner and Quinci Hayward.
Bonner played in 28 matches and started nine and 89 sets this season. She ranked third on the team in kills (233) and points (247.5). In C-USA matches, ranked fourth on the team in kills (89). She had double-digit kills in 12 matches this season while posting a season-high 17 on two occasions. Bonner was named to the Bon Temps Invitational.
Hayward has played in all 28 matches and started 27 and 101 sets this season. She ranked fourth on the team in kills (175) and second in blocks (69). In C-USA matches, she was third on the team in kills (128) and second in blocks (41). She posted double-digit kills in eight matches this season. She also had three or more blocks in 11 matches. Hayward recorded a season-high 14 kills against East Carolina.
The following is a list of all-conference honorees for the 2012 C-USA volleyball season.
2012 Conference USA Volleyball Postseason Award Winners
All-Conference First Team
Katie Norris, Sr., OH, Houston
Laura Der, Jr., OH, Marshall
Altrese Hawkins, Sr., OH, Memphis
Nancy Cole, Sr., MB, Rice
Megan Murphy, RJr., S, Rice
Caroline Young, So., OH, SMU
Jessica Adams, Sr., L, Tulsa
Tyler Henderson, Sr., OH, Tulsa
Sam Serley, Sr., MB, UAB
DeLaina Sarden, So., MB, UCF
Jeane Horton, Jr., OH, UTEP
Xitlali Herrera, Jr., MB, UTEP
All-Conference Second Team
Chandace Tryon, Sr., MB, Houston
Jillian Humphrey, So., MB, Rice
Laurie McNamara, Sr., OH, Rice
Courtney Manning, Sr., MB, SMU
Cori Martone, Jr.,MB/OH, Tulane
Kellie Culbertson, Jr., OH, Tulsa
Rachel Fairbanks, Jr., L, UAB
Sam Skinner, Fr., UAB
Angelica Crump, Jr., OH, UCF
Malia Patterson, Jr., S, UTEP
Emily Howard, MB, Houston
Jillian Shemanski, MB, Marshall
Lydia Bonner, OH, Southern Miss
Quinci Hayward, MB, Southern Miss
Ashley Hooper, MB, Tulsa
Sam Skinner, OH/MB, UAB