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November 23, 2010 > CSEB volleyball gets postseason accolades

CSEB volleyball gets postseason accolades

Submitted By CSUEB Sports Information Office

Jim Spagle, who completed his 15th season at the helm of the Cal State East Bay women's volleyball team, was named California Collegiate Athletic Association Coach of the Year on Thursday, Nov. 18.

In only their second year of competition in the CCAA, Spagle led the Pioneers to a 20-7 overall record, 15-7 in CCAA, good for a second-place tie with UC San Diego. Last season the Pioneers finished at 8-14 in conference play. East Bay defeated every CCAA opponent this season and handed conference champion Cal State San Bernardino its only defeat. Spagle has compiled an impressive 15-year record of 380-118.

Senior outside hitter-setter Roxanne Neely, who was twice selected CCAA Player of the Week, was named to the CCAA First Team. Neely excelled in conference play with 156 kills, a .274 hitting percentage, 341 assists and 160 digs. She was fifth in the conference with 28 service aces. Neely recorded three triple-doubles (kills-assists-digs) during CCAA play. She posted a season-high 16 kills in the Pioneers five-set victory over Cal State San Bernardino.

Senior libero Lauren Massa along with senior outside hitter Sukhjit Athwal were second team selections. Massa was second in the CCAA with 4.77 digs per set. She had 20 or more digs in 11 conference matches including a season-best 34 versus UC San Diego. Athwal was second on the Pioneers in conference play with 214 kills and fourth in digs with 128. She recorded 10 or more kills in 13 CCAA matches including 16 against Cal State Monterey Bay and 15 versus Cal State San Bernardino and Sonoma State.
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