MIT Earns NEWMAC Women's Volleyball Postseason Honors

Nov. 11, 2008


CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The MIT women's volleyball team received four plaudits from the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) following the announcement of its postseason awards on Tuesday. The Engineers' individual total equals the program-high established in 2002.

Cecily Joujon-Roche was tabbed for Co-Rookie of the Year accolades, making her the Cardinal and Gray's fourth recipient of this honor. The freshman middle hitter tallied 102 kills and 68 blocks in 82 sets.

Junior outside hitter Alex May, a Rookie of the Year selection in 2006, was named to the All-Conference First Team while fellow classmates Barden Cleeland and Katrina Ellison were voted to the Second Team, resulting in their first league awards.

May paced MIT's attack with 457 kills to go along with 380 digs, 50 blocks, and a .942 serve receive percentage. Cleeland was dominant force from the middle hitter position, posting a team-high 103 blocks in addition to 277 kills and a team-best .322 hitting percentage. Ellison's versatility generated 277 digs, 195 kills, 70 assists, 57 blocks, and a .908 serve receive percentage.