Transylvania's Talkers and Stigger & Rose-Hulman's Razma Highlight Volleyball All-HCAC Selections

Transylvania's Talkers and Stigger & Rose-Hulman's Razma Highlight Volleyball All-HCAC Selections

GREENWOOD, Ind. --- Transylvania University's Hannah Talkers (Villa Hills, Ky. /  Notre Dame Academy) and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology's Gabi Razma (Durango, Colo. / Durango) have been selected as the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Volleyball Offensive and Defensive Most Valuable Players, respectively.  Talkers and Razma helped guide each of their teams to a 7-2 conference record this season. 

Tranyslvania University's Ellie Stigger (Louisville, Ky. / Sacred Heart) claimed the HCAC Freshman of the Year, and Hanover head coach Peter Preocanin picked up his fifth HCAC Coach of the Year Award.

Talkers played in 106 sets for the Pioneers this season, posting a conference-best 10.15 assists per set and 335 total assists.  The sophomore averaged 4.18 digs per set and 2.1 points per set during Transylvania's 30 matches. The Villa Hills, Ky. native contributed a .286 hitting percentage on 126 total attacks during HCAC matches this season.

Razma, the Fightin' Engineers defensive specialist, was the backbone of the Rose-Hulman defense all season.  The senior ranked first in the conference with a 6.70 digs per set average during conference play and posted a 5.90 average in all contests (1st in HCAC).  During Rose-Hulman's 32 matches, Razma totaled 661 digs on the year to earn Defensive MVP honors.

Transylvania's Ellie Stigger averaged 1.06 blocks per set in the 30 matches of her first collegiate season.  The freshman averaged 3.36 kills per set (5th in HCAC) and recorded a .322 hitting percentage in conference play to earn Freshman of the Year accolades.

Preocanin guided Hanover to the school's third straight HCAC title and finished the conference season with a perfect 9-0 record. It is the fifth HCAC Coach of the Year honor for Preocanin during his tenure as head coach at Hanover College.

Joining Talkers, Razma, and Stigger on the All-HCAC squad are: Bluffton University's Bethany Martini and Erin Weisgarber; Defiance's Jaidyn Patridge; Earlham's Ashleigh Burton; Franklin's Amanda Lelivelt; Hanover's Courtney Crawford, Claire Dennis, Kristin Goben, and Margo Main; Manchester's Haley Duncan; Mount St. Joseph's Hannah Losey; Rose-Hulman's Bailey MacInnis and Transylvania's Jordan Horne.

All teams are voted and selected by the 10 conference head coaches.

Offensive Most Valuable Player: Hannah Talkers, Transylvania University

Defensive Most Valuable Player: Gabi Razma, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Freshman of the Year: Ellie Stigger, Transylvania University

Coach of the Year: Peter Preocanin, Hanover College

All-HCAC

Bethany Martini

Bluffton

Junior

OH

Pickerington, Ohio

Erin Weisgarber

Bluffton

Junior

S

Bolivar, Ohio

Jaidyn Patridge

Defiance

Senior

DS

Toledo, Ohio

Ashleigh Burton

Earlham

Junior

MH

Indianapolis, Ind.

Amanda Lelivelt

Franklin

Senior

MH

Chippewa Falls, Wis.

Courtney Crawford

Hanover

Senior

MH

Louisville, Ky.

Claire Dennis

Hanover

Junior

MH

Bloomington, Ind.

Kristin Goben

Hanover

Senior

OH

Finchville, Ky.

Margo Main

Hanover

Junior

OH

Ann Arbor, Mich.

Haley Duncan

Manchester

Junior

RS

Albion, Ind.

Hannah Losey

Mount St. Joseph

Senior

OPP

Tipp City, Ohio

Gabi Razma

Rose-Hulman

Senior

L

Durango, Colo.

Bailey MacInnis

Rose-Hulman

Junior

OH/RS

Boulder, Colo.

Jordan Horne Transylvania Sophomore RS Louisville, Ky. 
Ellie Stigger Transylvania Freshman MB Louisville, Ky.
Hannah Talkers Transylvania Sophomore S Villa Hills, Ky.

All-Freshman Team

Remi Bower

Bluffton

OH

Deshler, Ohio

Carly Federinko

Earlham

OH

Dayton, Ohio

Julia Stewart

Earlham

OH

Seattle, Wash.

Emily Diehr

Hanover

MH

Greenfield, Ind.

Grace Beach

Rose-Hulman

OH/MH

Mahomet, Ill.

Ellie Stigger

Transylvania

MB

Louisville, Ky.

Honorable Mention All-HCAC

Olivia Rice

Anderson

Freshman

MH

Walkerton, Ind.

Sydney Coffman

Anderson

Senior

S

Hudsonville, Mich.

Sydney Mohler

Bluffton

Senior

DS

Lima, Ohio

Lauren Jackson

Earlham

Sophomore

S

Tonganoxie, Kan.

Cailey Plemmons

Mount St. Joseph

Junior

MB/OH

Oxford, Ohio

Riley Brunner

Mount St. Joseph

Junior

OH

Lawrenceburg, Ind.

Briana Looney

Mount St. Joseph

Junior

OH

Harrison, Ohio

Katie Orbeta

Rose-Hulman

Sophomore

S

Alameda, Calif.

Mackenzie Gossard

Rose-Hulman

Senior

MH

Westerville, Ohio

Marissa Coutinho

Transylvania

Senior

DS

Terre Haute, Ind.

 

HCAC All-Sportsmanship Team

Abby White

Anderson

Freshman

OH

Mason City, Iowa

Mary Jo Bash

Bluffton

Senior

OH/DS

Carey, Ohio

Sydney Unger

Defiance

Senior

OH

Frankfort, Ind.

Meredith Beed

Earlham

Senior

MH

Annapolis, Md.

Gab Arthur

Franklin

Junior

OH/RS

Bedford, Ind.

Monique Huynh

Hanover

Senior

DS

Indianapolis, Ind.

Ally Roskos

Manchester

Senior

OH

Elkhart, Ind.

Riley Brashear

Mount St. Joseph

Senior

DS

Maineville, Ohio

Becca Poppel

Rose-Hulman

Senior

OH/RS

Urbana, Ohio

Marissa Coutinho

Transylvania

Senior

DS

Terre Haute, Ind.