Rio Grande Sports Information
RIO GRANDE, Ohio - University of Rio Grande senior defensive specialist Chandler Brown has been named to the 2016 NAIA All-MidCentral Region Team by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA).
Brown, a native of Stockdale, Ohio, was named to the 14-member team for the second straight season.
Brown finished with a team-high 692 digs and became the school's all-time leader in the category earlier in the season. She also led the club in service aces with 45.
Brown was a first team All-River States Conference honoree and was named the league's Libero of the Year.
Joining Brown on the All-MidCentral team was Mount Vernon Nazarene University's Annelise Rohrer, Kristen Osborn and Ashley Gingerich; Remy Bucknor, Morgan Miller, Banner Rodgers and Bianca Cifaldi of Indiana Wesleyan University; Point Park University's Shiloh Simonson; Lindi Thomas and Keeana Walton of Indiana University Kokomo; Marian University's Frannie Stephenson; Haley Harrell of Taylor University and Indiana University Southeast's Monica Loftus.
Rio Grande senior setter Kayla Briley was among the eight players named Honorable Mention selections.
Briley, a native of Marion, Ohio, became the school's all-time leader in assists after tallying 1,011 for the season. She was also second among Rio's team leaders with 350 digs and ranked fourth on the team in both kills (244) and service aces (23).
Briley was also a first team All-RSC selection.