WALNUT CREEK – Cal State San Bernardino captured their seventh straight California Collegiate Athletic Association title and recorded a conference-high of five players named to this year's All-CCAA team, it was announced on Wednesday.
Three teams -- Sonoma State, UC San Diego, and San Francisco State named four players to the All-CCAA team.
Senior setter Iris Tolenada, who helped San Francisco State to a 16-6 record and the Gators to their third NCAA Tournament berth in program history, has been named the 2012 Most Valuable Player. The senior from Antioch led the conference this season with 11.33 assists per-set.
Teammate to Tolenada, Meagan Wright was named Freshman of the Year after recording 286 kills for a .300 average on the season. The middle-blocker also finished second among the CCAA leaders with 30 service aces.
Cal State East Bay's Suzy Ni Xu received the Newcomer of the Year award, while Cal State Dominguez Hills Jennifer Adeva has been selected as this season's CCAA Coach of the Year. Adeva, only in her second year with the Toros, guided her team to an 11-win improvement from the 2011 season.
Cal State San Bernardino's Camille Smith (senior setter), Mercedes Winchester (senior, middle blocker), and Alexandra Torline (freshman outside hitter) all made the first team. Tolenada and Wright, along with Cal State East Bay's Suzy Ni Xu were the only individuals from their programs to make the first team. Sonoma State was represented on the first team by sophomore outside hitter Kelsey Hull and senior Ally Sather, marking both individuals second consecutive All-CCAA honors.
Chico State placed two players – junior outside hitter, Alex Shurtz and senior Sable Villaescusa on the first team, while UC San Diego's Danielle Dahle, Cal State L.A.'s Marquis Mora, and Julia Ashen of Cal State Monterey Bay rounded out the first team honorees.
|Camille Smith||CS San Bernardino||S||Sr.||Norco, Calif.|
|Marquis Mora||Cal State L.A.||MB||Sr.||Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.|
|Iris Tolenada||San Francisco State||S||Sr.||Antioch, Calif.|
|Alex Shurtz||Chico State||OH||Jr.||Moraga, Calif.|
|Ally Sather||Sonoma State||OH||Sr.||Santa Rosa, Calif.|
|Danielle Dahle||UC San Diego||OH||Fr.||La Mesa, Calif.|
|Kelsey Hull||Sonoma State||OH||So.||Valley Springs, Calif.|
|Mercedes Winchester||CS San Bernardino||MB||Sr.||Walnut, Calif.|
|Sable Villaescusa||Chico State||S||Sr.||Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.|
|Suzy Ni Xu||Cal State East Bay||OPP||Jr.||Da Lian Liao, China|
|Meagan Wright||San Francisco State||MB||Fr.||Bonita, Calif.|
|Julia Ashen||CS Monterey Bay||OH||So.||Salinas, Calif.|
|Alexandra Torline||CS San Bernardino||OH||Fr.||Huntington Beach, Calif.|
|Megan Johnson||San Francisco State||OPP||Sr.||Riverside, Calif.|
|Sara McCutchan||UC San Diego||MB||So.||Irvine, Calif.|
|Caylie Seitz||Sonoma State||OH||Fr.||Santa Rosa, Calif.|
|Whitney Lee||CS Dominguez Hills||MB||Jr.||Live Oak, Calif.|
|Brenna McIntosh||CS San Bernardino||MB||Fr.||Yorba Linda, Calif.|
|Kelly Bonja||Cal Poly Pomona||L||Sr.||San Dimas, Calif.|
|Loreal Carter||Cal State L.A.||OPP||So.||Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.|
|Diana Lake||Cal Poly Pomona||OH||Sr.||Covina, Calif.|
|Arielle McCullough||CS San Bernardino||L||So.||Fontana, Calif.|
|Amber Hawthorne||UC San Diego||S||So.||Granada Hills, Calif.|
|Kelly Ostello||San Francisco State||OH||So.||San Francisco, Calif.|
|Lindsay Quigley||Chico State||MB||So.||Paradise, Calif.|
|Sophie Rowe||UC San Diego||OH||Fr.||Trabuco Canyon, Calif.|
|Madelyn Densberger||Sonoma State||OH||Fr.||St. Helena, Calif.|
|Elizabeth Krieger||CS Dominguez Hills||OPP||Jr.||Costa Mesa, Calif.|