The Briar Cliff women’s volleyball team had three players named to the 2017 GPAC Volleyball All-Conference Team with Kiaya Alderson receiving second team recognition, while Keely Woodsand Delaney Meyer were both selected as honorable mentions.
Alderson, a freshman middle blocker from Ruthton, Minnesota, played in 20 matches and 70 sets for the Cliff on her way to leading the team in blocks with 76.0 with 15 solo blocks and 61 assisted. She was also fifth on the team in kills with 85 and she added 26 digs. She recorded 7.0 blocks in matches against Dordt and Concordia and her season-high in kills was eight against the Bulldogs.
Woods, a senior right side from Omaha, Nebraska, appeared in 18 matches and 57 sets for the Chargers. She was fourth on the team in kills with 144 and hit .279 on the year with only 47 errors on 348 attacks. Woods also notched 26 digs to go with 33.0 blocks. Woods had eight contests with at least 10 kills, highlighted by a career-high 19 against Concordia.
Meyer, a sophomore setter from Kansas City, Missouri, played in all 27 matches and all 94 sets for the Chargers during her second season in the Blue & Gold. She led the team in assists with 552, averaging 5.87 assists per set. She was also second on the team in service aces with 28 and her 159 digs ranked fourth in the lineup. Meyer’s season-high in assists was 28 against Dakota State and she had double-digit assists in every match. She dished out at least 20 helpers in 15 matches for the Chargers. Her best serving performance came against Morningside with four aces and the most digs she had in a match was 10 against MidAmerican Nazarene and Morningside.
The Chargers went 18-9 overall and were 8-8 in the GPAC this season after falling 3-1 to Northwestern in the quarterfinals of the GPAC Tournament.