News and Announcements
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.
Former Maverick athlete, Kelsey Bittinger (plays collegiately at Kent State) was named one of 10 National Senior CLASS Finalists a few days ago! We need to help Kelsey by voting for her as the other finalists are all from huge volleyball schools. Below is a link to the article, which has a link to voting. I also included a the link that goes straight to voting. People can vote once a day on each device, thru Dec. 4.
She is very deserving of this honor! Let’s help Kelsey out!
Maverick Alum are back at it again! It is exciting to see these young women compete at such a high level! Great job!!
Emma Granger, Fr., Robert Morris – MH – She made the Robert Morris Invitational All-Tournament team this past weekend. This is her 3rd straight All-Tournament honor. She was also NEC Rookie of the Week.
Gina Kilner, Sr., Cleveland State – Setter – Made the University of Pittsburgh Panther Invitational All-Tournament Team.
Maggie Midgette, So., Michigan State – Setter – Made her first start for the Spartans! 3 kills 1 error 5 attempts 40% Pct, 38 assists, 7 digs, 2 blks in Michigan State’s 3 – 0 win over Central Michigan.
Kit McCarty, Sr., Cornell- RS- leading the Big Red in kill pct and second on the team in blocks.
Courtney Morris,Fr., Connecticut – Setter – re-injured her foot from last years HS State Championship Game. She will red shirt.
Megan Screptock, Jr., Edinboro – OH – Broken foot (potential red shirt)
Katie Edgington, So., LaSalle – MH – Sprained knee. Out until conference play—may red shirt.
Syd Gorski, So., Bryannt – MH – Strained Shoulder. Out until conference play—may red shirt.
Another big weekend for Maverick alumni! Congratulations to the following athletes for their accomplishments!
Gina Kilner, setter, Cleveland State: Gina earned All-Tournament team honors at the Rose Hill Classic @ Fordham University
Shannon Grega, libero, Cleveland State: Shannon earned her 1,000th career dig in their sweep of Fordham
Emma Granger, middle, Robert Morris: Emma racked up her second All-Tournament selection of her FRESHMAN season! She earned her second honor at the Duquesne Invitational
Keep checking our announcements for weekly alumni updates!!
Congratulations to the following alum for their success at the next level! Keep up the hard work! Your Maverick family is proud of you!!
Kelsey Bittinger (Kent State): All-Tournament selection at Iowa State tournament and earned MAC Player of the Week honors!
Emma Granger (Robert Morris): All-Tournament selection at the Butler University Invite. She leads RMU in kills, blocks, aces, and kill percentage after 4 matches!