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Quartet of HU spikers earns all-conference honors
Monday, November 18, 2013 7:54 AM
Four members of the Huntington University volleyball team, Melissa Grossman, Jensen Carnahan, Heather Medich and Abbey Keister, were among the honorees when the Crossroads League announced its 2013 All-Conference Teams on Tuesday, Nov. 12.
Senior Melissa Grossman, a 6-0 middle blocker, topped the list for the Foresters as a First Team pick. It marks her third consecutive season to be recognized by the conference as she received Honor Mention accolades as a sophomore and junior.
The Huntington native was a force to be reckoned with at the net. She led the team in kills with 281 and a .296 hitting percentage, the tenth best percentage in the league. Defensively, she posted a team-best 111 blocks to finish third among her Crossroads peers for total blocks and blocks per game (.95).
Joining Grossman as an All-Conference selection was Jensen Carnahan who was named to the Second Team as the Foresters' setter. The 5-10 junior orchestrated Huntington's offense by dishing out 1,017 assists to finish fourth in the league standings for total assists and assists per match at 8.69.
She tallied a team-leading 24 aces and finished tied for second in total blocks with 56 to go along with 233 digs. Carnahan hails from Leo and received Honorable Mention honors as a freshman.
For the second consecutive year, senior Heather Medich was named Honorable Mention All-Conference. A native of Mendon, MI, she finished second on the team in kills with 264 and digs with 290. The 5-9 left side hitter also registered 38 blocks.
Rounding out the Honorable Mention Team was senior Abbey Keister from Avilla. At 5-9, Keister was one of the Foresters' top hitters, collecting 194 kills for a 1.83 average per set. She was also a consistent presence at the net defensively where she finished with 56 blocks, tying Carnahan for second best on the team.
Huntington wrapped up the season with an overall record of 8-23.