Maverick alum are racking up the awards...
Gina and Shannon are both Maverick alum who have continued their careers at Cleveland State University. Horizon League honors have been announced. See what these two earned! Proud of both of you young ladies!
SHANNON GREGA | L | SR | DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Grega picks up Defensive Player of the Year honors after averaging 4.68 digs per set, and leading a Viking defense that has held its opponents to a .196 hitting percentage throughout the year. Grega has tallied 501 total digs on the season – one of just two league players to reach the milestone and one of just three Vikings all-time to eclipse 500 digs in a single season.
Entering the Horizon League Tournament, Grega ranks third in the CSU Career Record Book with 1,445 total digs, and has notched 10 20+ dig performances this season. Grega has also added 44 service aces for the Vikings this season – marking just the eighth time that a Viking has recorded 40+ aces in a season since 2000.
Grega is the first Viking to earn Defensive Player of the Year honors, and also picks up First Team All-Horizon League accolades for the first time in her career.
GINA KILNER | S | SR | SETTER OF THE YEAR
For the second straight season, Kilner has been tabbed the Horizon League Setter of the Year after averaging 10.79 assists per set and leading the Vikings to a league-best .254 hitting percentage. For the season, Kilner has recorded 1,154 total assists, while also recording 157 kills, 201 digs and 46 blocks.
Earlier this season, Kilner became just the fifth Viking all-time to eclipse the 4,000-assist mark for her career, and currently ranks third in the CSU Career Record Book with 4,353 total assists.
Kilner is the lone Viking to earn Setter of the Year honors in program history, and also picked up a spot on the All-Horizon League First Team. This marks the third All-League accolade of her career, as she also earned First Team honors last season along with a spot on the All-Newcomer team as a freshman.