2006 Amherst Volleyball Milestones

TEAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Finished the season with a 28-5 overall record (7-3 in conference play), the 12th best winning percentage in the nation.
  • Went on a 14-game winning streak from September 20th to October 14th.
  • Wrapped up the regular season in a four-way tie for second place in the conference standings and given the No. 3 seed in the NESCAC Postseason Championship Tournament - their 14th straight postseason appearance.
  • Defeated sixth-seeded Trinity in the quarterfinals, second-seeded Wesleyan in the semifinals, and top-seeded Williams in the finals to win the NESCAC Championship.
  • Earned a berth in the NCAA Tournament, defeating Emmanuel College in the opening round but falling to MIT in the second round.
  • Led the NESCAC in blocks per game (3.18), hitting percentage (0.305) and overall win percentage (0.848); finished fourth in kills per game (14.13) and assists per game (12.09).
  • Finished 3rd in the nation in hitting percentage (0.305) and 8th in blocks per game (3.18).

INDIVIDUAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Senior Outside Hitter Kristin Quinn (Los Angeles, CA)

  • First-Team All-NESCAC
  • NEWVA New England Player of the Year
  • AVCA Honorable Mention All-America
  • Earned All-Tournament honors at the Wesleyan Invitational, Roger Williams Invitational and Hall of Fame Tournament
  • NESCAC Player of the Week for week of September 8th
  • NESCAC All-Academic
  • Led the NESCAC in hitting percentage (0.464) and blocks (209); finished 3rd in kills per game (3.85)
  • Finished 2nd in the nation in hitting percentage (0.464) and 3rd in blocks per game (1.79)

    Senior Defensive Specialist Laura Golden (Boca Raton, FL)
  • Academic All-NESCAC.

    Junior Outside Hitter Jaclyn DeMais (Hillsdale, NJ)
  • First-Team All-NESCAC
  • NESCAC Player of the Week for week of November 3rd
  • NESCAC All-Academic
  • Earned All-Tournament honors at Wesleyan Invitational
  • Finished 4th in the NESCAC in hitting percentage (0.289) and kills per game (3.73)

    Junior Outside Hitter Whitney Kouvaris (Jacksonville, FL)
  • NESCAC All-Academic
  • Finished 2nd in the NESCAC in hitting percentage (0.359) and 16th in kills per game (2.87)
  • Finished 29th in the nation in hitting percentage (0.359)

    Junior Defensive Specialist Julie Berkley (Fullerton, CA)
  • NESCAC All-Academic
  • Finished 7th in the NESCAC in service aces per game (0.60) and 20th in digs per game (3.49)

    Sophomore Setter Sara Heller (La Canada, CA)
  • Earned All-Tournament honors at the Roger Williams Invitational
  • Led the NESCAC in assists (1,323)
  • Finished 2nd in the NESCAC and 33rd in the nation in assists per game (11.31)

    Sophomore Outside Hitter Alison Munzer (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Finished 13th in the NESCAC in hitting percentage (0.234)

    Sophomore Middle/Outside Hitter Hannah Wirth (Pacific Palisades, CA)
  • Finished 10th in the NESCAC in blocks per game (0.80)

    Sophomore Middle Hitter Claire Holton-Basaldua (San Rafael, CA)
  • Finished second on the team in blocks (73) and fourth in kills (125)

    First-Year Defensive Specialist Bethany Belisle (Austin, TX)
  • Earned All-Tournament honors at the Hall of Fame Tournament
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