WATERVILLE, Maine – Senior Cassidy Tedeschi capped her collegiate volleyball career the same way she started it, as she was voted Second Team All-North Atlantic Conference by the league coaches, announced Wednesday morning by the league office.
Tedeschi led the Spartans with 192 kills during the 2016 season, the fifth-highest single-season total in program history. She collected at least 10 kills in eight matches, including a career-high 20 kills in the regular season finale against Norwich Oct. 26. She also led the team with 22 total blocks, was second on the squad with 42 service aces, and finished third on the team with 198 digs.
For her career, Tedeschi collected 571 kills, second-most in Castleton history, as she averaged 1.77 kills per set over the past four seasons. She also finished third in Spartan history in total blocks with 87 (36 solo, 51 assisted) and fifth in the history of the program with 516 digs.
This is the second time Tedeschi has been voted a part of the All-NAC Second Team, as she previously received the honor after her freshman season of 2013. In total, she appeared in 91 of the team's 92 matches over the past four seasons.
Fellow senior Alex Madsen was named to the NAC Volleyball Sportsmanship Team, reserved for those who have distinguished themselves through demonstrated acts of sportsmanship and ethical behavior. The honorees are individuals who have positively affected the volleyball culture and environment and whose behavior clearly demonstrates sportsmanship and integrity that go beyond the playing rules and etiquette. Madsen will leave Castleton as the school's single-match (46 vs. Norwich 10/26/16), single-season (466 in 2016), and career (942) assists record holder.
Maine Maritime, the regular season NAC champion, swept the major awards, as Gillian O'Neal was named Player of the Year and Senior Scholar Athlete of the Year, Maria Perez received Defensive Player of the Year honors, Sydney Adams was named Rookie of the Year, and Tricia Carver was voted Coach of the Year by her peers.
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