Getz, Kavanaugh named honorable mention All-Nebraska

By Jacob Knabel on Dec. 25, 2016 in Volleyball

SEWARD, Neb. – Seniors Paige Getz and Alayna Kavanaugh have been named NAIA All-Nebraska honorable mention choices, as announced by the Omaha World-Herald on Christmas Day. Both Bulldogs also garnered second team All-GPAC honors in their final seasons with the Concordia volleyball program.

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.

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

2016 NAIA All-Nebraska Volleyball Team
H: Priscilla O’Dowd Midland So.
H: Logan Drueppel Hastings Sr.
H: Kaitlin Bradley Doane Sr.
H: KC Heimann Midland Sr.
H: Shayla Scanlan Bellevue So.
H: Katie Placke Hastings Jr.
S: Maddie Squiers Bellevue Fr.
S: Jessica Peters Midland So.
L: Jill Bax Hastings Jr.
DS: Cristina Viera Peru State Jr.

Honorary captain: Logan Drueppel, Hastings

Honorable mention: Dani Carlson, Payton Robley, Cassidy Yong, College of St. Mary; Mikaylah Gillespie, Bellevue; Paige Getz, Alayna Kavanaugh, Concordia; Alex Neff, Maci Coffey, Erin Warren; Doane; Chloe Corbett, Taylor Thompson, Grace; Jennifer Klaudt, Casey Krolikowski, Sage Meyer, Hastings; Darcy Barry, Krystina Koepke, Midland; Taylor Crandall, Malory Dahl, Kennedy Hegert, Nebraska Wesleyan; Nadja Janjevic, Kira Shapiro, Yorgelys Jaspe, Peru State; Molly Little, Kylie Wroot, York.