Schamp collects GPAC volleyball second team accolades

Schamp collects GPAC volleyball second team accolades

GPAC Release

SEWARD, Neb. – Junior middle Mariah Schamp’s best season in a Bulldog uniform has landed her on the GPAC’s second team, as announced by the conference on Wednesday. In addition, junior defensive specialist Carli Smith and sophomore outside hitter Claire White picked up honorable mention all-conference recognition.

Schamp gave head coach Scott Mattera a supremely athletic force in the middle. The Arvada, Colo., native contributed significantly in 2013 both offensively and defensively. She led the Bulldogs in both blocks (91) and aces (42) and ranked third with 274 kills in 110 sets. Her .272 hitting percentage placed eighth among all GPAC players.

Smith, a second team choice in 2012, enjoyed another stellar season as the team’s libero. The native of Temecula, Calif., posted a career high 4.63 digs per set (third in the GPAC) while successfully handling 93.5 percent of her serve receive chances. She piled up 491 total digs in 106 sets.

White, a transfer from Washburn University who hails from Exeter, Neb., proved a potent attacker on the outside in her first season with Concordia. She led the team with 339 kills (3.1 per set – 10th in the GPAC) and combined with Smith for a terrific serve receive combo. She added 302 digs and 36 aces in 110 sets.

Last season Amanda Kisker earned first team all-conference laurels. Schamp moved up to second team this year after honorable mention honors as a sophomore.

20 November 2013

Junior Mariah Schamp