YORK, PA – The York College volleyball squad received outstanding news recently as senior Alysse Beshore and sophomore Ashley Rineman were selected to the 2010 AVCA All-Mid-Atlantic Regional squad as announced by the American Volleyball Coaches Association. The regional honor is the first for both players as they helped lead the Spartans to a 27-win campaign.
Earlier this week, Beshore earned first-team All-Capital Athletic Conference accolades while Rineman was named a second-team pick.
Beshore, who was a two-time, first-team All-CAC pick, finished the year hitting .310 with 334 total kills. She played in 117 sets and averaged 2.85 kills per set. Beshore ranks fifth in the CAC in hitting percentage, fourth in kills per set, and fourth in points per set (3.48). She was strong with the block as she recorded 89 total blocks, good for an average of 0.76 per set. She served at 97.0% for the year with 20 service aces. Beshore also totaled 113 digs and 407 points for the campaign. She had 19 matches in which she recorded double figures in kills including a season-high 17 in the October 21 win over Marymount. 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.
Spartan head coach Sue DuMars was happy to see Beshore earn the all-region accolade.
"Alysse was such an impact player for us over the last three years," says DuMars. "She always wanted to be the player that was set in a key situation and she embraced that pressure. Alysse is a very good player and an even better person."
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.
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. Rineman received serve at over 92% for the season. She also was also dangerous as a server as she accumulated 55 aces as she served at over 88% for the year.
"I was a little disappointed that Ashley didn't earn first-team conference honors, but the all-region award takes a little sting out of that," says DuMars. "She is a fiercely competitive player that really gets all she can out of herself and her teammates. She is simply one of the best liberos in the region."
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.
Rineman will lead a large contingent of talented players that return to the Spartans in 2011.