TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology senior
Anna Lewer (Indianapolis/ Lutheran) capped one of
the top careers in Fightin' Engineer volleyball history with
Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Volleyball Player of the
Year honors in voting results released by the league office.
Lewer was joined on the first-team all-HCAC squad by freshman
Sarah Jensen (Overland Park, Kan./Blue Valley
Northwest). The versatile Jensen also earned a spot
on the league's all-freshman team.
Honorable mention all-conference honorees included juniors
Kate Dangel (Upper Arlington, Ohio) and
Casey Levitt (Thousand Oaks,
Calif./Westlake). Senior Erika McGuire
(Indianapolis/Warren Central) claimed a spot on the
league's all-sportsmanship team in large part due to her pregame
team Zumba routine that includes invitations for the opposition to
Lewer becomes Rose-Hulman's first Conference Most Valuable
Player honoree in the sport of volleyball. She also became
the first Rose-Hulman volleyball player to capture first-team
all-conference honors during every year of her college career.
becomes just the fourth freshman in school history to earn
Lewer led the Fightin' Engineers with 386 kills, 3.42 kills per
set and a .285 hitting percentage. She finished second on the
team in digs (409), third in blocks (53) and added 22 service
aces. She also capped one of the most decorated careers in
Fightin' Engineer volleyball history. Lewer finished third in
school history with 1,263 kills, sixth with 1,504 digs and ninth
with 202 blocks as a Fightin' Engineer.
Jensen set a school record with five triple-doubles this season,
in terms of kills, assists and digs. She led the team with
586 assists (5.2/set) and contributed 233 kills, 48 service aces
and 47 blocks as a full-rotation player.
Dangel was a three-time HCAC Defensive Player of the Week
selection this season and led the Engineers with 478 digs.
Her career total now includes 1,011 career digs.
Levitt led Rose-Hulman with 64 service aces, including nine in a
conference win over Defiance. She also smashed 286 kills with
331 digs and 33 blocks. Her career totals now stand at 699
kills, 836 digs, 138 service aces and 89 blocks in three years
with the team.
The Fightin' Engineers finished 21-9 for the their second
consecutive season featuring 20 or more wins with single digit
losses. Rose-Hulman also advanced to the semifinal round of
the 2012 HCAC Tournament.