YORK, Pa. – Salisbury University senior Carley Todd became the fourth player in Capital Athletic Conference history to earn to CAC Volleyball Player of the Year award twice, as she picked up the honor for the second-straight season, the league announced on Wednesday.
Todd was one of six Sea Gulls honored as Head Coach Margie Knight was named CAC Coach of the Year for the fourth time in her career, senior Chelsea Glowacki and freshman Ashlyn Tapley were named to the All-CAC first team and senior Kelly Vieira and junior Julie Poston were named to the second team.
Todd joins Salisbury alumna Stacey Krebs as the only repeat CAC Players of the Year in program history. Krebs achieved the feat in 2007 and 2008. Todd, also named to the CAC first team, has been honored by the league for the past three seasons.
The Greenlawn, N.Y., native has led the league in assists per set, averaging 9.47. She has posted 1,108 assists this season, the seventh-highest single-season total in program history. But her skills are not limited to setting the ball for her teammates as she has been a dangerous offensive weapon when playing as a right-side hitter, and with quick attacks while playing on the front row as the setter. Todd has 224 kills this year, hitting at a .326 clip, second in the CAC. She has 50 service aces, 73 blocks and 299 digs.
Glowacki joins Kara Kowalski (1998-2001) as the only two players in program history to be named to the All-CAC team four times. Glowacki was a second-team selection during her freshman season and named to the first team for the past three seasons. This year, Glowacki has notched 287 kills, including the 1,000th of her career, and she recently became the program's career blocks leader with 450. Her 2.52 kills per set and .280 hitting percentage are both currently fourth in the CAC this season.
Tapley has made an immediate impact in her first season with Salisbury, as she has a team-best 343 kills. Her 3.01 kills per set lead the CAC and her .260 hitting percentage currently ranks third in the league. The Odenton, Md., native has also been a strong defender, with 297 digs this season, fourth on the team.
The second-team selection for Vieira is her second, having earned the distinction last season, while Poston makes her first appearance on the All-CAC team.
Vieira has been a defensive standout for the Gulls, with 346 digs, second on the team. Her 3.04 digs per set rank ninth in the CAC.
Poston has recorded 187 kills this season, with her .258 hitting percentage fifth-best on the team, she has also added 23 blocks.
The Sea Gulls will open play in the NCAA tournament on Friday night, hosting Mount Saint Mary (N.Y.) College at 8 p.m., as part of an eight-team regional which will conclude on Sunday.
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