Senior Kaitlin Petrella and junior Sara DeLacey were named to
All-Northeast Conference on Friday night at the annual banquet held
by the NEC. Petrella added her second straight NEC Libero of the
Year honor, and was named to the First Team All-NEC squad. DeLacey
added Second Team honors. Central is the #4 seed in the NEC
Tournament and will play top seed Sacred Heart on Saturday at SHU
at 4 p.m.
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Petrella posted an impressive final season in Blue and White, worthy of her second consecutive NEC Libero of the Year distinction and third All-Conference selection. As a staple in Central Connecticut's defensive strategy she ranks first on the team and second on the circuit in digs (511) and digs per set (4.78). Her hustle in the backcourt led the Blue Devils to the conference's second-best digs per game average (15.81).
Petrella is also ranked third in the league for hammering 40 service aces in 2010. Always a consistent player, the libero surpassed her team's career dig record of 1,215 in just her sophomore campaign. Now entering her final postseason appearance, she has brought her all-time tally to an impressive 2,004 total. Adding to her notable career feat, the senior owns the Blue Devil single-season record for racking up 594 digs in 2007.
Capping off Central Connecticut's All-Conference honors is DeLacey, chosen to the second team. The outside hitter excelled for the Blue Devils offensively, sporting a .311 hitting clip for sixth best in the conference. The Minnesota native performed best when the team needed her most. Against Quinnipiac in the last match of the season, Delacey posted 18 kills in only 25 attempts over the course of four sets. She hit .600 while making only three errors in the entire match to help Central clinch a playoff bid.
The Blue Devils open NEC Tournament play on Saturday at Sacred Heart at 4 p.m. If the Blue Devils can get by top-seed Sacred Heart, they would advance to the NEC Final on Sunday at 3 p.m.
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November 13, 2010 Volleyball Tops Long Island 3-2 on Senior Day on Saturday
November 10, 2010 Volleyball Falls to Sacred Heart in Five Sets
November 6, 2010 Volleyball Defeats Fairleigh Dickinson 3-2
November 5, 2010 Volleyball Falls to St. Francis (NY)
October 31, 2010 Blue Devil Volleyball Drops St. Francis in Five Sets
October 30, 2010 Volleyball Falls to Robert Morris in Five Sets
October 27, 2010 Women's Volleyball Wins Second Straight, 3-1, on the Road at Bryant
October 23, 2010 Volleyball Downs Quinnipiac 3-0
October 16, 2010 Volleyball Drops 3-0 Decision at Long Island on Saturday Afternoon
October 6, 2010 2010 CCSU Volleyball Media Guide
October 3, 2010 Robert Morris Hands Volleyball 3-1 Loss on Sunday in Pittsburgh
September 26, 2010 Volleyball Falls to Fairleigh Dickinson 3-1
September 25, 2010 Volleyball Defeats Bryant in Three Sets
September 22, 2010 Volleyball Drops Three Set Match on the Road at Holy Cross
September 18, 2010 Volleyball Drops a Pair vs. Rhode Island and Brown at Brown Invitational
September 17, 2010 Volleyball Drops Match Against Boston College on Friday at Brown
September 15, 2010 Blue Devils Drop 3-1 Decision at Hartford on Wednesday Night in Volleyball
September 11, 2010 Volleyball Splits on Final Day at Columbia Tournament
September 10, 2010 Volleyball Drops Match to Iona at Columbia Tournament
September 4, 2010 Volleyball Drops Finale at Buffalo Tournament to Host Bulls, 3-0
September 3, 2010 Volleyball Opens Season With a Split on Friday at Buffalo Tournament