LANCASTER, Pa. - Franklin & Marshall junior Nicole Morano (Tenafly, N.J. / Tenafly) was attained All-American Honorable Mention from the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA). The middle hitter becomes just the second Diplomat to receive All-America recognition in the sport of volleyball, joining Margot Phelan '08, who attained honorable mention in 2006.
Morano finished the season first in the conference in hitting percentage, recording kills on .396 of her 548 attacks. That mark ranks tenth in NCAA Division III. She posted 274 kills on the season, rolling up 3.01 per game. Morano was second in the Centennial Conference in blocks per game, rejecting .86 kills per set. She posted 78 blocks on the season, including 26 solo blocks.
F&M closed the season with a record of 23-6, the most victorious season under head coach, Mary Kate Boland. The Diplomats posted 19 sweeps on the year, at one point reeling off 27-consecutive games.