Lee Named All-CC For The Fourth Time; Daunoras Earns Honors For First Time And Also Tabbed All-Sportsmanship
LANCASTER, Pa. – A pair of Washington College volleyball players have been named All-Centennial Conference in a vote conducted by the conference's 11 head coaches. Senior outside hitter Kristin Lee (Dayton, Md./River Hill) was named to the second team for the fourth consecutive season, while senior middle hitter Jess Daunoras (Shamong, N.J./Seneca) earned all-conference for the first time as she garnered honorable mention. Lee is the program's first four-time all-conference player.
Lee led the Shorewomen in kills (338), kills per set (3.35), service aces (42), points (401) and points per set (4.0) and second on the team in digs (337) and digs per set (3.34), while ranking third on the squad in blocks (40). In the Centennial, she was fifth in points per set, sixth in kills and points, seventh in kills per set and aces and eighth in aces per set.
She finished her career second all-time at Washington in kills (1,279) and digs (1,290) and seventh in aces (156).
Daunoras led the team and Centennial in total blocks (111), blocks per set (1.10) and assisted blocks (87). She was tops on Washington and third in the conference in solo blocks (24) and hitting percentage (.320). The senior ranked second on the Shorewomen and eighth in the CC in points at 346.5. In all of Division III, she ranks 29th in total blocks.
She finished tops all-time in program history in total blocks (362) and assisted blocks (250).
Daunoras was also named to the Centennial Conference All-Sportsmanship team Washington's representative in volleyball for the first time. Each Centennial Conference member institution was permitted to nominate one student from each fall program who exemplifies the best in sportsmanship for the All-Sportsmanship Team. Nominations were submitted by the athletic departments or head coaches.
It is the first time since 1994 that Washington has had two players earn All-Centennial Conference recognition and the second time overall in volleyball. That fall, Beverly Diaz (2nd) and Becky Stephens (honorable mention) were selected all-conference.
The Shorewomen went 17-10 overall and registered their third straight winning campaign. It is the first time that has happened since four straight winning seasons from 1976-79.