Green Bay Receives Numerous Honors from Horizon League
GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) – The Green Bay volleyball team placed Lydia DeWeese and Megan Powers on the All-Horizon League team and Maddie Yoss on the All-Freshman team. The awards didn’t stop there for the Phoenix, as head coach Sean Burdette received Co-Horizon League Coach of the year, as announced by the league office on Tuesday afternoon.
DeWeese receives the All-Horizon League recognition for the second-straight season after averaging 2.79 kills per set and owning a hitting percentage of .357, the best on the team and a mark that has led all of the Horizon League. She has also led the league in blocks per set with 1.58.
This is the first recognition from the Horizon League for Powers. The senior has led the team in kills up to this point with 323 total and owns a team-high kills-per-set mark of 3.02, ranking her inside the league’s top 10.
Yoss has made an enormous impact in her first season with the Phoenix and has played a pivotal role in directing the offense. She currently ranks fourth in the league with an average of 10.65 assists per set.
Burdette’s Phoenix teams have continually shown improvement over the past three seasons, with this year being the best one yet. His squad owns a 20-8 overall record, including a 12-4 mark in conference play, and has secured the first 20-win season since 2003. This is the first time in program history that Green Bay has received the coach of the year honor.
Green Bay will now enter the Horizon League Tournament as the No. 2 seed, owning a bye to the semifinals on Saturday.
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