Friday, November 3, 2017

Lycoming's Hepner earns Volleyball all-conference nod

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – After finishing second in the MAC Commonwealth in digs, junior Emily Hepner (Leesport, Pa./Schuylkill Valley) has earned her first career All-MAC Commonwealth honors, earning a spot on the honorable mention portion of the volleyball squad, the conference office in Annville, Pa., announced on Thursday, Nov. 2.

Hepner came on strong during the season for the Warriors, averaging a career-high in digs while also posting an .887 reception percentage. While wearing the different colored jersey in all 31 of her matches, she also finished with a career-high 0.55 assists and 0.24 aces per set.

She posted 12 matches with 20 ore more digs, including notching a career-high 38, tied for the eighth-most in program history. She also had 34 digs against Arcadia and she posted 14 or more digs in 15 of the last 17 matches of the season.

Hepner has posted more than 500 digs in all three seasons as Lycoming’s libero. She has 1,608 career digs, which is already second in program history and is 473 digs from the school record entering her senior year.

Hepner is the first Warrior libero to earn all-conference honors since Emily Abel, the school’s career digs leader, earned first-team honors during the 2009 season.

The Warriors finished 14-19 overall in 2017 under 17th-year head coach Tim McMahon.

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