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Four Fredonia State Blue Devils have been named to the 2012 SUNYAC Women's Volleyball All-Conference Team, released Monday.
Senior outside hitter Lindsey Olson and junior outside hitter Hannah Manning were named First Team West Division.
A pair of freshmen, setter Kelly Edinger and libero Lauren Hokaj, made the Second Team.
Olson was also a 2011 First Team selection. This past fall, she was the Blue Devils' top hitter with 339 kills with a .205 hitting percentage. In addition, she was credited with 220 digs, 33 service aces, and 31 blocks.
Manning was a solid contributor in several areas. She was second on the team with 229 kills and 68 total blocks. She also recorded 74 digs and 44 service aces.
Edinger stepped in to run the Blue Devil offense as a freshman and had 995 assists, an average of 8.22 per set. She also had 273 digs and 39 service aces.
Hokaj emerged as the Blue Devils' top defender with 423 digs, an average of 3.65 per set. She also registered 53 service aces.
The Blue Devils completed their season with a 19-16 record and reached the SUNYAC semifinal before falling to eventual champ and nationally ranked Cortland.
Hokaj chosen to SUNYAC all-tournament team
Fredonia State freshman defensive specialist Lauren Hokaj has been selected to the 2012 SUNYAC All Tournament Team in women's volleyball.
Hokaj was credited with 13 digs and six service aces in a 3-0 win Friday over Potsdam, and 17 digs with two service aces in the Blue Devils' 3-0 season-ending loss Saturday to Cortland. She finished the season with a team-high 423 digs, an average of 3.65 per set. She was also second on the team with 53 service aces.
The all-tournament team was announced Sunday after Cortland, ranked No. 17 nationally, defeated Buffalo State in the SUNYAC championship match.
Mens's Ice Hockey
Bennett garners SUNYAC rookie award
Fredonia State freshman forward Chad Bennett has been named the SUNYAC Ice Hockey Rookie of the Week after scoring 46 seconds into overtime to give the Blue Devils a 2-1 SUNYAC home win over Morrisville.
It was Bennett's first goal as a collegian and his third point.