YORK, Pa. – In honor of the 25th anniversary of the Capital Athletic Conference, the second Silver Anniversary Team to be announced by the league is for volleyball, and Salisbury University had seven student-athletes named to the team on Thursday.
The Sea Gull volleyball program has enjoyed a successful run in the CAC, having won eight conference championship games in its first 20 years in the league. Salisbury has boasted a 112-33 record in the CAC, for a .772 winning percentage, including a current streak of 10-straight winning seasons in the conference. In the past seven seasons, SU has won five conference titles, with the most recent in 2012.
The program's all-time leader in blocks with 467, Chelsea Glowacki, played for Salisbury from 2009-12. A four-time All-CAC team selection, Glowacki was named to the second team her first two years with the team and the first team in her final two seasons. She finished her career in the top 10 for kills, as well, tied for No. 6 with 1,135.
Katie Korreck played 137 matches in maroon and gold from 1997-2000, finishing her career No. 2 all-time in assists, with 4,269. She was also strong on the defensive end, sitting at No. 6 in digs, with 1,499. Korreck was named the CAC Player of the Year during her senior season in 2000, while also being named to the All-CAC second team once in 1998 and first team twice from 1999-2000.
Korreck spent three seasons setting up the attacks for Kara Kowalski, who played from 1998-2001 on the court for the Sea Gulls. Kowalski, a four-time All-CAC team member, with second-team selections in her first two years, before first-team selections in her final two seasons, ranks fourth all-time in program history with 1,330 kills. She is also No. 1 all-time with 272 service aces and No. 2 with 2,208 digs.
Stacey Krebs, one of the most decorated student-athletes in Salisbury volleyball history, sits atop the program record books with 1,734 kills, while holding the records for most kills in a season (559) and in a single match (34). Krebs, who donned maroon and gold from 2005-08, is also in the program's top ten in digs (No. 10 with 1,261) and blocks (No. 7 with 313). One-of-two Sea Gulls to be named the conference player of the year twice, she garnered the honor in 2007 and 2008, while being named to the All-CAC first team in her final three seasons.
The program's all-time leader in digs (2,469), Gabby Long played for SU from 2006-09. Long also sits No. 4 in service aces, with 239, and was honored as a first-team All-CAC selection from 2007-2009.
Abbey Petrecca, one of Salisbury's two CAC rookies of the year, earning the honor after her freshman season in 2003, played from 2003-06. Petrecca sits in the program's all-time records at No. 1, with 4,708 assists, No. 5, with 213 service aces, No. 5, with 1,559 digs, and No. 4, with 346 blocks. An all-around player, she also tallied 617 kills in her career. The three-time All-CAC first-team selection, earned the honors in her final three seasons.
Joining Krebs as the only other Sea Gull to be named the conference's player of the year two times (2011-12), Carley Todd wore maroon and gold from 2009-12. Todd ranks No. 3 all-time in assists, with 3,086, and blocks, with 363, while also sitting No. 8, with 172 service aces. Another all-around talent on the court, she finished her career with 1,053 digs and 845 kills. Todd was a three-time All-CAC selection, being named to the second team in 2010 and the first team from 2011-12.
To see the entire CAC Silver Anniversary Volleyball Team, click here.
About the CAC Silver Anniversary Teams
The CAC Silver Anniversary Teams will be announced early in the regular-season for each respective sport. Each Silver Anniversary Team honoree will receive a commemorative gift from the conference, and many will be recognized by their institution/alma mater at some time during the academic year.
The University of Mary Washington, a charter member of the CAC, led the conference with 153 current and former student-athletes on the Silver Anniversary Teams, including 40 in men's and women's tennis combined. Salisbury University, which joined the CAC in the 1994-95 athletic season, was second with 121 Silver Anniversary Team honorees. CAC charter members York College of Pa. (59) and St. Mary's College of Md. (35) were next in line for most Silver Anniversary Team honorees.
The CAC was organized as a six-team affiliation in 1989 and began championship competition with the winter sports during the 1990-91 season. Membership changes in the last decade ultimately created a 10-team conference that has become one of the strongest in NCAA Division III.
CAC teams have won 18 national team championships, and dozens of other teams have finished in among the top four in NCAA Division III competition.