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Pilots players and coaches win prestigious awards
Providence Pilots players and coaches have been recognized for outstanding performances in 2015.
Each of Shayna Staerk, LaRae Penner, and Mitchell Martens earned an All-American designation while both Staerk and Martens were named National Christian College Athletic Association Division II Most Valuable Player.
Scott Masterson claimed the NCCAA Division II Coach of the Year award and American Volleyball Coaches Association NCCAA Coach of the Year honours for his work with the Pilots women’s volleyball team.
Staerk—a First Team All-American—led Providence to the final of the NCCAA Division II women’s volleyball championship and posted the nation’s fifth-best kill average (3.18 per set). Her attacking percentage (33.27) was good for 10th, and she also averaged 0.55 aces per set.
Teammate LaRae Penner—a Second Team All-American—recorded the eighth-best attacking percentage in Division II of the NCCAA and averaged 0.68 blocks per set.
Masterson, whose team won its NCCAA Regional Championship for the fifth year in a row, was recognized as the overall NCCAA Coach of the Year by the AVCA and received his award in a ceremony in Omaha, Nebraska on December 17.
In soccer, Providence attacker Martens excelled through a difficult season for the Pilots and was named Most Valuable Player of both the NCCAA region and the Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference. His 18 goals and seven assists in 16 matches also resulted in a much-deserved NCCAA First Team All-American designation.
Congratulations to all!
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