November 11, 2013

Harvey Named Player of the Year; Four Diplomats Earn All-CC

LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall's Julie Harvey was named the Centennial Conference (CC) Volleyball Player of the Year, headlining a group of four Diplomats who earned All-CC recognition. Caroline Hubbard joined Harvey on the first team, while Alyssa Sanchez claimed a spot on the second team and Ellie Ezekiel received honorable mention accolades.

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Harvey earns the player of the year award for the second time in her illustrious career, with the other honor occurring after her freshman campaign. She becomes only the third player in CC history to win the honor twice and the first F&M player to do so.

The junior middle hitter has now been named to the All-CC First Team twice while also receiving honorable mention recognition after her sophomore season. Harvey was second in the conference in hitting percentage (.358) and first in total blocks (104). Her 1.07 blocks per set average also ranked first, while her 3.31 kills per set was good for seventh.

Hubbard earns All-CC honors for the third time in her career, having previously received honorable mention after her freshman season and second team accolades following her sophomore campaign. 

The junior setter led the conference in assists per set at 10.02 and placed third in service aces per set at 0.48. She recorded 25 or more assists in 23 of the 29 matches she appeared in, including a season-high 50 in a 3-2 win over Gettysburg on Oct. 23. 

Sanchez lands on the All-CC Team for the first time in her career after leading the team in digs per set (3.89) and placing second in service aces per set (0.45). Ezekiel receives honorable mention after leading the Diplomats in double-doubles with nine and ranking second in kills per set (2.69) and digs per set (2.84). 

F&M closed out its 2013 season with a 24-6 record that included a 10-0 mark in conference play. The Diplomats captured the CC Regular Season Title for the second-consecutive year before dropping a heartbreaking 3-1 match against Johns Hopkins in the semifinals.