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Donnelly and Bancroft Named To AVCA Division III Honorable Mention All-America Team

Donnelly and Bancroft Named To AVCA Division III Honorable Mention All-America Team

Lexington, Ky. - November 20, 2018 - Springfield College's Jen Donnelly (Exeter, R.I.) and Camryn Bancroft (Eastport, N.Y.) were named American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Division III Honorable Mention All-America honorees following impressive seasons.  

This marks the sixth-straight season that the Springfield College women's volleyball program has had at least two student-athletes recognized on the national level by the AVCA.  For Donnelly, it's the second time in her standout career that she's garnered AVCA Honorable Mention All-America honors, while Bancroft was chosen for the first time in her career. 

Donnelly led Springfield back to the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament for the ninth time in the last 10 years and the third time in her career following a dominant senior season.  The Health Science major led the Pride with 343 kills to go along with 338 digs, 61 blocks, and 24 aces and is the only player in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) to rank in the top five in kills and the top 12 in both digs and blocks.  The versatile six-rotational student-athlete landed herself on the NEWMAC All-Conference First Team and was named to the All-Tournament Teams this season at the Osprey Classic, New England Challenge, NCAA Division III Championship Providence Regional, and was the MVP of the MIT Invitational.

Bancroft had a special sophomore season on both sides of the ball in the middle for the Pride.  The Physical Education and Health Education major ranked second on the team with 241 kills, which came on a .321 hitting percentage.  Bancroft also totaled 83 blocks, including 21 solo stuffs, and been a key reason why the Pride rank in the top 35 nationally among the 431 teams in the country in blocks per set, averaging over 2.0 stuffs a game.