Lady Lions Earn SIAC All-Conference Volleyball Honors

Posted by kmay | 11/11/2010 20:17 PM

Augusta, GA- The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) announces the 2010 Volleyball All-Conference Teams as selected by the SIAC Volleyball Coaches Association.

Paine College Lady Lions volleyball team members Victoria Claytor and Fernisha McMillian received SIAC All-Conference honors, Wednesday evening, November 10, 2010. The honors were received at the SIAC volleyball banquet held on the campus of Kentucky State University.

Victoria Claytor (pictured left) was named to the second team all-conference team. In addition, the sophomore outside hitter was named SIAC Defensive Player of the Year.  Victoria led the Lady Lions in kills with 390 kills, 50 service aces, and 186 digs for the 2010 year.

Meanwhile, teammate Fernisha McMillian (pictured right) was named Libero for the first team all conference team.  The defensive player recorded 415 digs this year.

The 2010 SIAC All-conference team is led by Benedict senior Melinda Bastian. Bastian, a three-time all-conference first team selection, tied for the conference lead with 343 kills while posting a hitting percentage of .343. The 5-10 native of Nassau, Bahamas also added 77 digs, 37 total blocks, and 24 service aces. For her efforts, she was named 2010 SIAC Most Valuable Player. She was also named Offensive Player of the Year for the third consecutive year.

The Lady Lions traveled to Frankfort, KY to play in the SIAC Volleyball Tournament, and won two games out of four in the double elimination competition.  First day of the competitions, the Lady Lions opened up the tournament defeating Lane College in straight sets (25-14; 25-9; 25-11).  Then the Lady Lions had to face the #1 seed in the East Division, Claflin University, but fell short in a very competitive match (23-25; 22-25; 21-25). 

On Thursday, November 11, 2010  the Lady Lions would start out with a win over Miles College (25-13; 25-12; 25-14), but the 2010 season would come to an end as the  Lady Lions lost a grueling match in 5 sets to Stillman College (19-25;25-18; 25-16; 10-25; 8-15.)  With the loss, the Lady Lions were eliminated from the 2010 SIAC volleyball tournament, and end the season with a 17-15 overall record, and 7-9 SIAC conference record.