BRUNSWICK

Three members of the Bowdoin College women’s volleyball team have been honored in All-New England Small College Athletic Conference honors announced on Wednesday.

Seniors Quincy Leech and Katie Doherty were recognized as First Team All- NESCAC choices, while first-year Caroline Flaharty was named Second Team All-NESCAC.

Doherty was also recognized as the NESCAC Defensive Player of the Year, while Flaharty captured NESCAC Rookie of the Year recognition.

This is Doherty’s third NESCAC Defensive Player of the Year award in her career, becoming the first volleyball player in league history to accomplish the feat. Doherty led all league players with 572 digs and 6.43 digs per set. She was also a threat behind the service line, as she ranked fourth in the conference with 42 service aces and 0.47 service aces per set.

Doherty is a three-time All- NESCAC First Team selection and graduates as the school record-holder with 2,046 career digs.

While Doherty runs the defense for the Polar Bears, Leech sets up the offense. The senior setter led the league in assists with 864, averaging 9.71 assists per set. Leech made her second straight appearance on the All- NESCAC First Team and earned All-NESCAC accolades for the third time in her career, having been named to the All-NESCAC Second Team in 2014.

She finished her career with 3,206 career assists, becoming just the second Polar Bear in school history to surpass the 3,000- assist plateau.

Flaharty is the first Polar Bear to ear n the Rookie of the Year honor. She ranked second in the conference in kills per set ( 3.62) and recorded 253 digs in her first season.

Bowdoin finished its campaign with a record of 15- 10, advancing to the NESCAC semifinals.

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Four members of the Polar Bears were honored with All-NESCAC awards.

Senior Kimmy Ganong of Brunswick and junior Juliana Fiore were named First Team All-NESCAC. Senior Mettler Growney and sophomore Elizabeth Bennewitz both garnered Second Team All-NESCAC selections.

Ganong is a repeat First Team honoree following a 35- point season that ranked fifth in the conference. The senior captain led the Polar Bears with 15 goals and tied Fiore for second on the team with five assists.

Fiore earned her first All- NESCAC selection after starting 14 games in the midfield for the Polar Bears.

Growney received a post- season NESCAC honor for the fourth consecutive year. The senior midfielder was named NESCAC Rookie of the Year in 2013 and tallied Second Team All-NESCAC honors every subsequent year.

Growney started all 16 games for the Polar Bears at center midfield and dished out three assists while scoring six goals.

Bennewitz earned her first all-conference accolade following a breakout season. The sophomore defender started every game for Bowdoin and led the team with 10 assists and added five goals.

Bowdoin’s defense ranked second in the league with a 0.81 goals against average.


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