Getz, Kavanaugh grab second team All-GPAC accolades

By Jacob Knabel on Nov. 16, 2016 in Volleyball

GPAC release

SEWARD, Neb. – A total of four Bulldogs represented the Concordia University volleyball team on the all-conference teams released on Wednesday (Nov. 16) by the GPAC. Seniors Paige Getz and Alayna Kavanaugh landed on the second team while honorable mention accolades went to both junior Jocelyn Garcia and senior Tiegen Skains.

A native of Paola, Kan., Getz collected second team All-GPAC honors in each of her final three collegiate seasons. As a senior, she posted single-season career highs for kills (375), kills per game (3.2) and hitting percentage (.216) from her spot on the outside. Getz eclipsed 300 kills in each of her four seasons at Concordia while finishing her career with 1,331 kills. That figure ranks as the third highest total in program history.

Kavanaugh, a 2015 NAIA honorable mention All-American, will leave Concordia as one of the most accomplished setters in program history. Her 4,485 career assists are the most by a Bulldog during the modern era of rally scoring. This season she totaled 1,099 assists (third-straight year with more than 1,000 assists), 84 kills, 19 aces and 152 digs over 108 sets played. Her 10.2 assists per game ranked 25th best nationally. Kavanaugh, who hails from Roca, Neb., dished out 76 assists in the Oct. 29 win over Dakota Wesleyan. That total rates as the most assists in a single match by any NAIA player this season. She was named NAIA national setter of the week following that performance.

Skains also enjoyed a career year with single-season best for kills (304), kills per game (2.7) and hitting percentage (.228) while playing right side. A native of Colorado Springs, Colo., Skains received GPAC honorable mention accolades three times during her career. A first team All-GPAC and honorable mention All-America choice in 2015, Garcia was named GPAC defensive player of the week four times in 2016. This season the Brighton, Colo., native registered career highs for digs (600) and digs per game (5.2). She has 1,347 digs in three seasons at Concordia.

Fifth-year head coach Scott Mattera’s squad finished 2016 at 15-19 overall and 6-10 in conference play.