November 15, 2012

MORGAN MCDERMOTT NAMED TO NORTHEAST-10 CONFERENCE THIRD TEAM

South Easton, Mass. – Le Moyne College senior middle hitter Morgan McDermott (Camillus, N.Y./West Genesee) has been named to the Northeast-10 Conference Volleyball Third Team, as voted on by the league's 16 head coaches and announced by the conference office on Wednesday afternoon.

McDermott, who joins graduate assistant coach Lizzie Cheek '10 as the only Dolphins to be honored by the conference each of their four years on campus, earns the third third team accolades of her career (2009, 2010, 2012). McDermott led the Dolphins with 258 kills (2.61/gm), while hitting at a .408-clip, the highest percentage in the history of the program. McDermott recorded the highest hitting percentage in the conference for the fourth consecutive year and this year's mark is the second-highest percentage in the NE-10 in the last nine years. McDermott, who played in 99 of the team's 105 games over 26 matches, registered double-digit kills in a team-leading 13 matches, including 17 against Saint Rose and Pace. She led the team in blocks for the fourth straight year after posting 104 total blocks, the third-most in the program's history and the most by a Dolphin since 1992. Her 104 blocks ranked fourth in the conference in the regular season, while her 65 blocks in conference action were tied for the third-most. McDermott, the only player from a team that did not qualify for the conference championship to be selected all-conference, finished with at least four blocks in 14 matches, including a career-best 12 in a 3-2 loss at Southern Connecticut State on October 7.

McDermott finished her 106-match career with 979 kills, the seventh-most in the program's history, while registering the program's best career hitting percentage at .381. On the career blocks list, McDermott finished second with 335, including a program-best 261 block assists. She wrapped up her career with 1238.5 points, the seventh-most in the program's history.

Le Moyne finished the year with a 16-11 record, including a mark of 7-8 in the conference. The Dolphins finished in a tie for eighth place in the conference standings with Stonehill College, but the Skyhawks earned the eighth seed in the Northeast-10 Conference Volleyball Championship by virtue of their 3-2 win over the Dolphins on October 19.