Three Spartans Earn All-CAC Accolades
YORK, PA – The York College volleyball squad had three players earn All-Capital Athletic Conference volleyball honors as the 15-player squad was announced by the conference on Tuesday afternoon.
Senior Alysse Beshore, senior Alishia Waltermyer, and sophomore Ashley Rineman were selected by the conference coaches to represent the Spartans on the teams. Beshore was a first-team selection while Waltermyer and Rineman were second-team picks.
Beshore was outstanding for the 27-win Spartan squad as she earned first-team honors for the second consecutive year. Beshore finished the year hitting .310 with 334 total kills. She played in 117 sets and averaged 2.85 kills per set. Beshore ranks fourth in the CAC in hitting percentage, fourth in kills per set, and fifth in points per set (3.48). She served at 97.0% for the year with 20 service aces. Beshore was also strong with the block as she recorded 89 total blocks, good for an average of 0.76 per set. Beshore also totaled 113 digs and 407 points for the campaign.
Spartan head coach Sue DuMars was thrilled to see Beshore receive the conference honor.
"Alysse had a great year for us and was really a go-to player all year long," says DuMars. "She was the player we turned to when we needed to get a point or change momentum. Alysse had a great career and has been a huge part of our success the last few years."
Beshore had 19 matches in which she recorded double figures in kills including a season-high 17 in the October 21 win over Marymount. In that match, she hit a blistering .680, as she did not make an error in 25 attempts. Beshore hit over .300 in 18 matches during the year as her .310 hitting percentage led the team. She also established a new school record with her career hitting percentage.
Beshore finishes her career with 763 kills, a .291 hitting percentage and 2.13 kills per set in her 359 sets played over her three-year Spartan career.
Waltermyer makes her second appearance on the All-CAC team, as she was a second-team pick in 2007. Waltermyer concluded her campaign with a .265 hitting percentage as she accumulated 263 kills, 99 blocks, 26 digs, and 322 points. She ranks 10th in the CAC in hitting percentage while her 0.88 blocks per set are just behind the league leaders. Waltermyer became the most recent member of the 1,000-career club with her fifth kill in the September 4 match against Elizabethtown. She concluded her career with 1,248 kills.
"Alishia has been such a steady player for the last four years," states DuMars. "She has been playing since her first day of practice as a freshman and has continued to grow over the course of her four years. I was happy to see her get rewarded for a very good senior year."
Waltermyer had nine matches with double digits in kills including 16 twice during the year. She was the lone four-year Spartan on this year's squad as York accumulated 94 wins during her tenure wearing the Green and White.
Rineman had a fantastic sophomore year as the Spartan libero. She averaged 5.65 digs per game, almost a full dig better than any other player in the CAC. She also was dangerous as a server as she accumulated 55 aces as she served at over 88% for the year. Rineman also received serve at over 92% for the year.
"There is no doubt that Ashley is one of the best players in the conference," says DuMars. "Her athletic ability combined with her drive and determination make her a big force on defense. She also has a very good serve that was a great weapon for us this year. I am glad to have her for another two years."
Rineman has accumulated 1,246 digs in her two years as a Spartan. She also has 96 service aces and a .911 service reception percentage for her career.
The Spartans finished the campaign 27-6 as they narrowly missed out on making their second NCAA Tournament appearance. York won a school-record four in-season tournaments including the York College Volleyball Invitational in late September. Rineman leads a talented group of returners, as DuMars will welcome back four starters and a number of key reserves for the 2011 season.