Koch Named All-Conference

Koch Named All-Conference

AUGUSTA, Ga. – GRU Augusta junior Kristen Koch was named to the Peach Belt Conference's 2013 volleyball All-Conference team during an announcement at a banquet following the first day of play at the annual tournament championship in Florence, S.C.

Koch led the entire league in kills (406) and kills per set (3.50) and paced the Jaguars in attacks, sets played and was third with 304 digs (2.62 dps). She began the season with a double-double (14 kills, 20 digs) in the first match against Erskine and for the season went on to record 25 matches with double-figure kills and posted 12 double-doubles – including a streak of 16 in a row.

Armstrong Atlantic State University's Jessica Santaniello was named the PBC Player of the Year while teammate Megan Pando was honored as the Setter of the Year. Georgia College's Rachel Reynolds was named the PBC Freshman of the Year and Montevallo's Kaleigh Harvey the Libero/Defensive Specialist of the Year. Francis Marion's Paul MacDonald was selected as the Coach of the Year.

The 2013 volleyball All-Conference team is listed below, as selected by the leagues head coaches. Coaches were not permitted to vote for their own players.


2013 PBC Volleyball All-Conference

First Team

Manyi Ati, Montevallo

Kristen Holmes, Armstrong

Abby Meyers, Flagler

Megan Pando, Armstrong

Katie Poole, Columbus State

Jessica Santaniello, Armstrong

Emilee Taylor, Flagler


Second Team

Tarryn Angermeier, Lander

Kaleigh Harvey, Montevallo

Jessica Imbimbo, Francis Marion

Kristen Koch, GRU Augusta

Emily Sears, Francis Marion

Stephanie Sfara, Armstrong

Kailey Smith, Francis Marion


Freshman of the Year

Rachel Reynolds, Georgia College


Libero/Defensive Specialist of the Year

Kaleigh Harvey, Montevallo


Player of the Year

Jessica Santaniello, Armstrong


Setter of the Year

Megan Pando, Armstrong


Coach of the Year

Paul MacDonald, Francis Marion


PBC Release here: http://www.peachbeltconference.org/sports/wvball/2013-14/releases/20131122vballconference

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