Volleyball Lands Three on All-SAA Team

Credits: Lyn Hutchinson, Erin Cassell
Credits: Lyn Hutchinson, Erin Cassell

SAA Release | 2019 Volleyball All-Conference Awards

ATLANTA - Announced on Monday morning by the Southern Athletic Association (SAA), three Sewanee student-athletes have been chosen to the All-SAA Volleyball Team.

Destiny Stewart was named to the First Team, while Lilly Reilly and Constance Connolly were Second Team selections.

Stewart earns her third straight First Team All-Conference selection. The Alpharetta, Ga. native finished third in the league with 3.11 kills per set and fifth in total kills with 323. The junior surpassed the 1,000-kill mark against Oglethorpe on Oct. 26.

Additionally, she posted 33 total blocks totaling 363.5 points, seventh-best in the conference.

She also contributed on the back row, totaling a career-best 322 digs.

Reilly earns her first All-SAA selection in her career as a sophomore. The Lovettsville, Va. native finished with 59 service aces, tied for the conference lead and 54th in all of NCAA Division III in the category. She also totaled career-highs in both digs (320) and kills (293).

Connolly earns her third straight All-Conference selection for the senior. The Germantown, Tenn. native assisted on 968 of the team's 1,289 kills, or 75% of the team's passes. That number is tops in the SAA. Surpassing 2,500 assists at the Mississippi University for Women on Oct. 18, she concludes her career with 2,779 assists, second-most in conference history.

On serves, she tied teammate Reilly with 59 aces, missing the conference record of by two set in 2017 by Rachel Lee of Birmingham-Southern. Finishing with 174 aces, she surpassed the SAA record of 148, also set by Lee (2014-17).

On the back row, she contributed a career-best 332 digs, 11th-best in the SAA. Achieving 1,000 career digs on Oct. 25 versus Berry, she concludes her career with 1,062.

Sewanee concluded the 2019 season with a 20-10 season and a semifinal appearance in the SAA Tournament. This marks the first time the program has won 20 matches in back-to-back seasons based on acquired records beginning in 1991.

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