ALL-NWC: Bruins’ Reeves, Kerr Accorded Honorable Mention for All-Conference Team
NEWBERG, Ore. - Ending their George Fox University careers on a high note, libero Patti Reeves and right-side hitter Stephanie Kerr have received honorable mention for the 2011 All-Northwest Conference Women’s Volleyball Team as voted on by the league’s nine coaches, Reeves repeating an honor she also earned last year.
Reeves, a senior from Everett, Wash., established herself as one of the best defensive players in George Fox history during her two years with the Bruins after transferring from Bellevue College in Washington. With 1,002 digs in 49 matches and 183 sets in her two seasons, she averaged 5.48 digs per set, establishing a new Bruin all-time record. In NWC statistics, she ranked third in total digs (502) and fifth in digs per set (5.12) this year, both figures leading the Bruins.
Reeves also had 17 kills, 90 assists, and 28 services aces this season, leading the team in aces and ranking third in assists. She was the Bruin Athletic Association Women’s Athlete of the Week for Aug. 29-Sept. 4 and Oct. 31-Nov. 6, and was honorable mention for the NWC Volleyball Student-Athlete of the Week for both weeks.
Last year, Reeves set a new George Fox single-season record for digs per set (5.88). Her 502 digs this year and 500 digs in 2010 rank second and third on the Bruin charts for most digs in a season. Her career totals also include 22 kills, 105 assists, and 59 aces.
Kerr, a senior from Brookings, Ore., completed her four-year George Fox career by leading the Bruins in kills (257) this season, and ranking second in kills set (2.62), total attacks (717), hitting percentage (.198), blocks (53), and blocks per set (0.54). Her kills total ranked fourth in the conference, while her kills per set average was 12th. She also had 49 digs and passed out six assists. She was the Bruin Athletic Association Women’s Athlete of the Week for Oct. 3-9, and was honorable mention for the NWC Volleyball Student-Athlete of the Week for the same week.
While spending much of her first three seasons as a middle blocker, Kerr accumulated enough blocks to rank seventh in career blocks with 212 (18 solo blocks and 194 block assists). She also closed her career with 725 kills, a .181 hitting percentage, 54 assists, and 181 digs.
George Fox posted a 10-15 record this season and finished in a tie for seventh in the conference with Willamette University, both 5-11 in league play.
Kaimi Rocha of NWC champion Whitworth University was named the 2011 Player of the Year, Samantha Lau of Linfield College was named the Libero of the Year, and Steve Rupe of Whitworth received Coach of the Year honors.