Nov. 19, 2013
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - The Patriot League volleyball coaches awarded First-Team All-Patriot League honors to Navy team captain Erin Fortner (Sr., Villa Hills, Ky.) on Tuesday. It is the second year in a row in which Fortner has been a first-team all-league selection.
Fortner becomes the fourth Mid to earn multiple First-Team All-Patriot League accolades in a career and the first to do so in 14 years. Katie Schullian earned three first-team nods from 1992-94, as did Rachel Shropa from 1997-99, while Jen Williams received back-to-back first-team laurels in 1998 and '99.
Fortner ranked second in the Patriot League this season in kill average for both the overall season (3.44 kps) and against league competition (3.55 kps). She led or shared the Navy lead in kills in 15 of 16 league matches and in 25 of Navy's 29 matches on the full year. Fortner also tallied 10 or more kills in 20 matches and 10 or more digs in eight matches.
Despite spending her freshman year as a six-rotation setter / right-side hitter in a 6-2 lineup and then the first half of her sophomore season as a setter, Fortner still amassed 1,015 kills in her career. That tally ranks seventh in Navy history, while her 2.68 kills-per-set average ranks sixth at Navy. Additionally, she stands eighth at the school with 774 career digs.
Major Individual Awards
Player of the Year - Diane Seely, Colgate, Jr., MB
Setter of the Year - Monika Smidova, American, Jr., S
Libero of the Year - Rachel Charles, Lehigh, Sr.
Rookie of the Year - Olivia Fairfield, Army, Fr., MB
Coach of the Year - Barry Goldberg, American
Juliana Crum, American, Sr., OH
Kristyna Lindovska, American, Jr., OH
Monika Smidova, American, Jr., S
Margaux Jarka, Army, Sr., OH
Diane Seely, Colgate, Jr., MB
Rachel Charles, Lehigh, Sr., L
Erin Fortner, Navy, Sr., OPP/OH
Morgan Hendrix, American, Sr., MB
Kelly McCaddin, American, Jr., MB/OPP
D.J. Phee, Army, Sr., L
Olivia Fairfield, Army, Fr., MB
Kaylee Fifer, Colgate, Sr., S
Lindsay Young, Colgate, Sr., OH
Jade Van Streepen, Lehigh, Jr., OH