CSAC honors four Falcons
Cedar Crest is a part of the Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC), and have received four end of the season awards including Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Coach of the Year, All-CSAC and the All-CSAC All-Sportsmanship team.
The first player honored was freshman education major Tiffany Hoppes. Hoppes was named to the CSAC All-Conference First Team. This is the first time in 17 years that Cedar Crest has been honored with a First Team selection. However, this is not her first time being recognized by CSAC. Hoppes has received CSAC Player of the Week on two other occasions throughout this season. Hoppes is also in our record books with 415 digs, putting her second in CCC volleyball history.
The second player honored by CSAC is sophomore nursing major, Nicole Hill. Hill was named to the CSAC Honorable Mention team. She led the team with 220 kills, 54 blocks, 67 digs and 23 service aces and has been named CSAC player of the week.
The third player honored is freshman nursing major Devyn Crowder. She is a setter on the team, and is starting off her career strong. Crowder was named to the CSAC All-sportsmanship team. She has 296 assists, 113 kills, 72 service aces, 163 digs, and 10 blocks.
Finally, Cedar Crest coach Shelby Morgan was named as the 2017 CSAC Coach of the Year. She becomes the third coach from Cedar Crest to win the award (Stewart Arevallo – 1998, Dave Stever – 2000). In her third year at Cedar Crest, she guided the Falcons to a record of 17-6, the most wins in Cedar Crest history and a conference mark of 6-4.
“I am extremely proud of our team this year,” commented Head Coach Shelby Morgan. “Nicole, Tiffany, and Devyn have been impact players that have contributed to our team success and growth. Each of them have been great leaders and deserve the recognition. We are excited for the future and I am honored to be recognized by my peers but it is truly our athletes and my coaching staff that put in the work day in and day out. “