McLachlin, Fanning earn ACAA volleyball awards

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SACKVILLE, N.B. – Members of the Dalhousie Rams earned individual honours on Friday during the Atlantic Colleges Athletic Association women’s volleyball awards banquet at Mount Allison University.

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Thea McLachlin of the Rams was named conference rookie of the year and was selected to the first all-star team. McLachlin, a native of Red Deer, Alta., is a five-foot-eight outside hitter. Her teammate, Samantha Fanning of Truro, was also named a first-team all-star.

The Rams are in Sackville this weekend for the ACAA championship tournament. No. 4-seeded Dalhousie (10-7) meets No. 1-ranked Mount Saint Vincent (18-0) in a semifinal match Saturday at noon. The other semifinal features No. 2 Mount Allison (11-7) against No. 3 UNBSJ (11-7). The winners meet in Sunday’s 1 p.m. final.

Other individual award winners announced during Friday’s banquet include: Haley MacDonald, MSVU (libero of the year); Meghan MacDougall, MSVU (player of the year) and Derrick Brooks, MSVU (coach of the year).

Other members of the first all-star team are: MacDougall, MacDonald, Christina Day (MSVU) and Erica Cronkhite (MTA). Second team all-stars are: Hannah Bradbury (USA), Katherine Houser (UNBSJ), Sydney Foy (MSVU), Veronique Bastarache (UNBSJ), Sarah Watts (STU) and Sydney Umlah (MTA).

 

Geographic location: Red Deer, Sackville, USA

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