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MSU Volleyball: Wallace Leads 3 on All-LSC Team

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Midwestern State's Caitlin Wallace garnered first-team All-Lone Star Conference Wednesday night when league official announced annual postseason awards.

Wallace, a from Amarillo, closes her career as a three-time all-league performer earning second-team accolades as a junior in 2012 after gaining honorable mention following her sophomore campaign of 2011.

The 6-foot middle blocker paced the Mustangs with 2.65 kills per set this season while ranking second in the LSC with a .329 attack percentage.

Wallace posted 10-or-more kills in 12 matches including a career-best outburst of 20 kills in a five-set win over Dallas Baptist on Oct. 22 then followed the performance with a 17-kill effort in a come-from-behind five-set win over Tarleton State three nights later.

Wallace also led the Mustangs at the net where she ranked eighth in the LSC with 0.98 blocks per set recording at least five total blocks in 10 matches including a season-high of six in a five-set win at Texas A&M-Commerce on Oct. 31.

Wallace is currently tied for the third most total blocks in program with 292 and ranks second with 251 block assists. Her 909 kills are the 10th most in school history while her .329 attack percentage this season rates seventh.

Senior Marija Jovanovic and freshman Sarah Garfield also gained honorable mention for the Mustangs.

Jovanovic, a senior transfer from Florida A&M, covered numerous roles for MSU this season primarily moving between setter and outside hitter duties.

The Subotica, Serbia native notched five set assist/dig double-doubles including a 55-assist, 13-dig effort at Angelo State and a 20-assist, 21-dig effort against Texas-Permian Basin.

Jovanovic finished the season averaging 1.75 kills, 1.71 digs and 3.82 assists per set to display her all-around abilities.

Garfield got stronger and stronger as the season progressed finishing her true freshman campaign averaging 1.71 kills and was second on the squad with 0.85 blocks per set.

The Holliday High product put down at least 10 kills in four matches including a season-best 14 kills against Texas-Permian Basin, while posting at least five total blocks six times with a season-best of nine against Angelo State.

Midwestern State opens Lone Star Conference Postseason Tournament play Thursday afternoon against Angelo State. First serve is set for noon at the WTAMU Fieldhouse in Canyon.

2013 Lone Star Conference Postseason Honors

Offensive Players of the Year
Maddie Huth, Angelo State
Stacie Murrah, Tarleton State
Defensive Player of the Year
Laura Iwuchukwu, West Texas A&M
Setter of the Year
Jordan Neal, Texas A&M-Commerce
Libero of the Year
Emily Klein, Tarleton State
Freshman of the Year
Lauren Frye, Eastern New Mexico
Newcomer of the Year
Amy Devault, Texas A&M-Commerce
Coach of the Year
Jason Skoch, West Texas A&M
First Team
Player Team Pos. Year Hometown
Laura Iwuchukwu West Texas A&M MB Sr. Edmond, Okla.
Maddie Huth Angelo State MB Sr. The Colony, Texas
Stacie Murrah Tarleton State RS Sr. San Antonio, Texas
Marcela Alves Texas Woman's MB Sr. Rio de Janiero, Brazil
Halie Harton West Texas A&M OH Sr. Roswell, N.M.
Amy Davault Texas A&M-Commerce OH Jr. Houston, Texas
Maggi Jo Keffury Angelo State S Jr. Arroyo Grande, Calif.
Chloe' Tate Texas Woman's MB Sr. Denton, Texas
Kelsey Washington Texas A&M-Kingsville OH Jr. Cuero, Texas
Jordan Neal Texas A&M-Commerce S Sr. Joshua, Texas
Caitlin Wallace Midwestern State MB Sr. Amarillo, Texas
Lexi Davis West Texas A&M MB So. Dumas, Texas
Second Team
Player Team Pos. Class Hometown
Emily Klein Tarleton State L Sr. Amarillo, Texas
Hayley Couch Eastern New Mexico L Sr. Santa Fe, Texas
Lauren Bevan West Texas A&M OH Jr. Ventura, Calif.
Kameryn Hayes West Texas A&M S Jr. Cypress, Texas
Shelby Wilt Angelo State L Jr. Dalhart, Texas
Josie Santos Texas Woman's OH Sr. Sao Paulo, Brazil
Kelle Carver Cameron RS So. Shawnee, Kan.
Jazmine Green Tarleton State OH Sr. Houston, Texas
Arielle Bond Angelo State OH So. El Paso, Texas
Danielle Barker Tarleton State S Sr. Amarillo, Texas
Kayla Rivero Texas Woman's S Jr. McKinney, Texas
Lauren Frye Eastern New Mexico RS Fr. Amissville, Va.
Honorable Mention
Player Team Pos. Class Hometown
Kayla Bond Texas A&M-Commerce MB Sr. Denton, Texas
Dedra Brown Texas A&M-Kingsville OH Sr. Sweetwater, Texas
Stephanie Johns Texas A&M-Kingsville MB Jr. Lubbock, Texas
Morgan Wilson Texas Woman's L Jr. White Oak, Texas
Marija Jovanovic Midwestern State RS Sr. Subotica, Serbia
Katie Covell Tarleton State OH Jr. Lytle, Texas
Kaelen Valdez Angelo State OH Sr. Helotes, Texas
Sarah Garfield Midwestern State MB Fr. Wichita Falls, Texas
Ciara Holmes Texas A&M-Commerce RS Sr. Terrell, Texas
Courtney Lawson Eastern New Mexico OH Fr. Rio Rancho, N.M.

Wallace Named to LSC All-Academic Team

Midwestern State's Caitlin Wallace garnered first-team All-Lone Star Conference Wednesday night when league official announced annual postseason awards.

Wallace, a from Amarillo, closes her career as a three-time all-league performer earning second-team accolades as a junior in 2012 after gaining honorable mention following her sophomore campaign of 2011.

The 6-foot middle blocker paced the Mustangs with 2.65 kills per set this season while ranking second in the LSC with a .329 attack percentage.

Wallace posted 10-or-more kills in 12 matches including a career-best outburst of 20 kills in a five-set win over Dallas Baptist on Oct. 22 then followed the performance with a 17-kill effort in a come-from-behind five-set win over Tarleton State three nights later.

Wallace also led the Mustangs at the net where she ranked eighth in the LSC with 0.98 blocks per set recording at least five total blocks in 10 matches including a season-high of six in a five-set win at Texas A&M-Commerce on Oct. 31.

Wallace is currently tied for the third most total blocks in program with 292 and ranks second with 251 block assists. Her 909 kills are the 10th most in school history while her .329 attack percentage this season rates seventh.

Senior Marija Jovanovic and freshman Sarah Garfield also gained honorable mention for the Mustangs.

Jovanovic, a senior transfer from Florida A&M, covered numerous roles for MSU this season primarily moving between setter and outside hitter duties.

The Subotica, Serbia native notched five set assist/dig double-doubles including a 55-assist, 13-dig effort at Angelo State and a 20-assist, 21-dig effort against Texas-Permian Basin.

Jovanovic finished the season averaging 1.75 kills, 1.71 digs and 3.82 assists per set to display her all-around abilities.

Garfield got stronger and stronger as the season progressed finishing her true freshman campaign averaging 1.71 kills and was second on the squad with 0.85 blocks per set.

The Holliday High product put down at least 10 kills in four matches including a season-best 14 kills against Texas-Permian Basin, while posting at least five total blocks six times with a season-best of nine against Angelo State.

Midwestern State opens Lone Star Conference Postseason Tournament play Thursday afternoon against Angelo State. First serve is set for noon at the WTAMU Fieldhouse in Canyon.

2013 LSC All-Academic Team
Academic Player of the Year
Laura Iwuchukwu, West Texas A&M

Women's All-Academic Team
Player Team Pos. Year Major Hometown
Laura Iwuchukwu West Texas A&M MB Sr. Elementary Education Edmond, Okla.
Kayla Bond Texas A&M-Commerce RS Sr. Sport & Recreation Management Denton, Texas
Maddie Huth Angelo State MB Sr. Psychology The Colony, Texas
Katie McLeay Angelo State DS So. Biology San Antonio, Texas
Stacie Murrah Tarleton State OH Sr. Interdisciplinary Studies San Antonio, Texas
Shelby Wilt Angelo State S/DS Jr. Athletic Training Dalhart, Texas
Halie Harton West Texas A&M OH Sr. Sports & Exercise Science Roswell, N.M.
Kayla Rivero Texas Woman's S Jr. Mathematics McKinney, Texas
Chloe' Tate Texas Woman's MB Sr. Kinesiology Denton, Texas
Caitlin Wallace Midwestern State MB Sr. Exercise Physiology Amarillo, Texas
Lexi Davis West Texas A&M MB So. Business Management Dumas, Texas
Arielle Bond Angelo State OH So. Undeclared El Paso, Texas
Danielle Barker Tarleton State S Sr. Mathematics Amarillo, Texas
Ciara Holmes Texas A&M-Commerce OH Sr. Biological Science Terrell, Texas