Special to The Sun
OKLA. CITY —
Kristen Macy picked up Oklahoma City University’s first NAIA Mid-South Region volleyball Freshman of the Year award.
A freshman outside hitter from Edmond Memorial High School, Macy also became the Stars’ first Sooner Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year honoree.
Macy turned in 3.05 kills, 2.88 digs, 0.39 aces, 0.35 blocks and 3.69 points a set this year for OCU. Macy paced the Stars with 348 kills, which ranked sixth in the SAC. She accumulated 328 digs, 45 aces, 40 blocks and 420.5 points.
As a freshman, Macy recorded 10 double-doubles, nailed a season-high 20 kills against Southwestern Assemblies of God (Texas) on Sept. 30 at Abe Lemons Arena and posted 26 digs at Austin (Texas) on Sept. 18. She served up a season-high four aces three times.
OCU went 19-14 and reached the SAC Tournament semifinals. The Stars ranked 19th in the NAIA with 1.94 aces per set.
All-NAIA Mid-South Region
Outside hitter: Danica Markovic, Texas-Brownsville; Kristin Pressley, Oklahoma Baptist; Grecia Rivera; Wayland Baptist; Jessica Sodich, Southwestern Assemblies of God; Zipporah Washington, Southern-New Orleans; Taylor Reuther, Xavier (La.).
Middle blocker: Vania Joksic, Texas-Brownsville; Shahala Hawkins, Wayland Baptist; Ana Guerra, Texas-Brownsville; Susan Tsisiche, Wiley; Katherine Rosenbusch, Texas Wesleyan; Chelsey Driskill, Wayland Baptist.
Right-side hitter: Michelle Marques, Texas-Brownsville.
Setter: Xiaoyu Gou, Texas-Brownsville.
Outside hitter: Fatoumata Dacosta, Wiley; Kristen Macy, Oklahoma City.
Middle blocker: Moira Kirk, Xavier; Adelya Howard, Bacone; Kassy Cox, Southwestern Assemblies of God; Erin McIlroy, John Brown.
Setter: Stephanie Buhl, Southern-New Orleans.
Libero: Lauren Hutchinson, Texas Wesleyan.
Player of the year: Danica Markovic, Texas-Brownsville.
Freshman of the year: Kristen Macy, Oklahoma City.
Coach of the year: Todd Lowery, Texas-Brownsville.
Assistant coach of the year: Jason Muñoz, Oklahoma Baptist.