Smith, White receive OWH NAIA All-Nebraska honorable mention

Smith, White receive OWH NAIA All-Nebraska honorable mention

Article from Omaha World-Herald

SEWARD, Neb. – Concordia volleyball standouts in junior Carli Smith and sophomore Claire White have been named Omaha World-Herald NAIA All-Nebraska honorable mention selections, as announced on Christmas day.

Both Smith and White were also honorable mention all-GPAC choices after leading the Bulldogs to a 17-14 record in 2013.

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.

2013 Omaha World-Herald NAIA All-Nebraska Volleyball Team

H: Annie Benson, Bellevue, Sr.
H: Symone Faulkner, Bellevue, So.
H: Ashley Axmann, Doane, Sr.
H: Mackenzie Scheef, Midland, Jr.
H: Shayna Schacher, Hastings, Sr.
H: Ashlee Harms, Midland, Fr.
S: Megan Farley, Midland, So.
L: Meghan Evans, Bellevue, Sr.
L: Mackenzie Hite, Nebraska Wesleyan, Sr.

Honorary captain: Megan Farley, Midland

Honorable mention: Sydney DeBoer, Caitlyn Rueth, Beth Walker, Bellevue; Mallory Babic, Jamie Carlson, Baylee Collins, Jessica Kuehner, College of St. Mary; Carli Smith, Claire White, Concordia; Abby Sorensen, Karissa Blank, Doane; Libby Kissinger, Jess Osterhaus, Katie Zoucha, Hastings; KC Heimann, Molly Pettit, Heather Pribyl, Ashley Wheeler, Midland; Malory Dahl, Alyssa Stanek, Katelyn Walsh, Nebraska Wesleyan; Bre Brandt, Mallory Hull, Peru State; Tatiana Arvie, Nicole Gates, York

26 December 2013

Senior Carli Smith

Sophomore Claire White