Sea Gulls land three on All-CAC teams; Stouffer named to first team

Sea Gulls land three on All-CAC teams; Stouffer named to first team

YORK, Pa. - The Capital Athletic Conference announced its All-CAC volleyball teams on Tuesday, and Salisbury University had three student-athletes named to the all-conference first and second teams.

The Sea Gulls were led by junior Katie Stouffer, who earned her third-straight All-CAC first-team selection in as many seasons in maroon and gold. She finished the year with a team-high 538 kills, which ranked second in the conference. Stouffer led the CAC with 4.98 kills per set and was third with a .320 hitting percentage. She provided an all-around player for Salisbury, finishing third on the team with 53 total blocks, fifth with 30 service aces, and sixth with 136 digs.

Stouffer continued to climb the Salisbury record books this season, as she now sits fifth all-time in program history with 1,303 kills. She also had three different occasions in 2015 in which she set top-10 efforts for kills in a single match. Her season high of 29, accomplished against Frostburg State University and Cabrini College, is tied for sixth in the category.

Salisbury also had two players named to the all-conference second team, as junior Jordan Lawson and sophomore Rachel Pierson both make their first appearances on the All-CAC teams.

Pierson was the Sea Gulls' top setter on the year, leading the team and finishing fifth in the conference with 834 assists. She ranked third in the league with 9.70 assists per set. Pierson added 149 digs and 28 services aces for the Gulls. During the 2015 campaign, she cracked the top 10 for career assists in program history and now sits seventh all-time with 1,394.

Lawson finished the season ranked fourth for the Sea Gulls with 95 kills on the season. She came on strong for Salisbury in its conference matches, putting down 40 kills on a .375 hitting percentage. Lawson tallied 1.74 kills per set in conference play. She added 20 total blocks on the year.

The trio helped led the Sea Gulls to their fifth-straight Capital Athletic Conference championship match appearance in 2015. The Gulls were the CAC tournament's No. 2 seed after accumulating an 8-1 record in league play, with a 24-8 record overall.

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