The Nebraska Wesleyan Volleyball Team received plenty of recognition for its outstanding season as the Prairie Wolves were well represented on the Association of Division III Independents All-Independent volleyball team that was announced Friday (Dec. 12).
Senior Abby Bade and sophomore libero Erika Goldsmith were named to the First-Team, junior Cara Ward was on the Second Team while freshman setter Ashley Jedlicka was an honorable mention selection.
In addition, head coach Gina Chambers was named the AD3I Coach of the Year, and Jedlicka was named the Rookie of the Year.
The All-Independent Women’s Volleyball teams were selected by the women’s volleyball coaches from the Association of Division III Independents member schools.
Bade (Lincoln, Neb.), who also received AVCA Third Team All-American recognition, led NWU with 330 kills this season. She finished her career ranked sixth in NWU history in career kills with 1,222. Bade was First-Team All-GPAC and Central Region this year.
Goldsmith (Omaha, Neb.) led the Prairie Wolves in digs with 679, the third highest single season total in NWU history, behind only All-American Linsey Thomsen. Goldsmith was also named to the Central Region honorable mention team, and received All-Tournament honors at the NCAA West Regional Championships.
Ward (Nebraska City, Neb.) was second on the team with 267 kills and 64 total blocks. She also had a .250 hitting percentage.
Jedlicka (Schuyler, Neb.) was third in AD31 with 9.02 assists per game. She also had 65 kills with a .269 hitting percentage. She earned All-GPAC honorable mention.