NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Four members of the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) southern division champion Philadelphia University women's volleyball team earned a place on the 2016 All-CACC Women's Volleyball Team that was announced Monday. The team was selected by the conference's 14 head coaches.
Junior middle hitter Corinne Justus (Allentown, Pa./Emmaus) and sophomore outside hitter Courtney Wensel (Bechtelsville, Pa./Berks Catholic) were named to the All-CACC first team. Sophomore setter Alexandra Harrington (St. Leonard, Md./Huntingtown) was tabbed for the second team, while freshman middle hitter Amber Johnson (Hanover, Pa./Delone Catholic) was selected to the third team.
An All-CACC first team selection for the second straight year, Justus is one of the top hitters in the conference as she finished the regular season ranked third with a .312 attack percentage. She set a career high in kills with 225, which was 19th in the conference, despite missing eight matches. Justus sits eighth in the conference in solo blocks (18) and blocks per set (8th), ninth in points per set (3.7), and 11th in total blocks (66).
A three-time CACC player of the week in 2016, Wensel made her first all-conference team after recording 407 kills, which is third in the conference and fourth in school history, and 432 digs, good for sixth in the CACC and in program history. She is third in the CACC in service aces (49), kills per set (3.8), and points (468.5); and eighth in digs per set (4.04).
Harrington—who earned her first conference recognition—is the conference leader in assists with 1,126 and second with 10.72 assists per set. She is currently third in program history for assists in a season. Harrington has also contributed 48 kills, 182 digs, 29 service aces, and 21 total blocks.
Johnson, a two-time CACC rookie of the week, is the fourth-best attacker in the CACC as she owns a .310 attack percentage. She is fourth on the team with 202 kills and second with 57 total blocks.
Philadelphia concluded the regular season with a 26-4 overall record after winning 14 straight matches and won its second straight southern division title by going 18-1 in CACC play. The Rams will open the CACC Tournament with an opening round home match against Nyack on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Gallagher Center.