McMahon named Player of the Year

Brianne McMahon-2Alfred State College sophomore outside hitter Brianne McMahon (Buffalo/Sweet Home) has been named the Region III Division III Player of the Year for the second year in a row.

McMahon has played in 97 games this year for the Lady Pioneers (Region III Champions - 35-4).  She has recorded 389 kills (4.01/game) in 911 attempts on the season and has a 29.31% hitting efficiency.  McMahon also leads the Lady Pioneers with 414 digs (4.268/game).  She has also chipped in 73 service aces and 20.5 blocks on the year. 

On the year she recorded double digits in kills and digs in the same match on 12 occasions.  She had a season high 20 kills on 9/25 in a victory over Monroe CC and a season high 35 digs in a 10/9 victory over Jamestown CC.

Coach Doorley believes the honor is well deserved.  "Brianne has great all-around skills.  She has worked very hard on improving her foot speed and body control.  She has improved her vertical explosiveness and that has helped her emerge as even a bigger presence at the net this season.  Brianne's work ethic, commitment and communication have been a big part in the success that this team has realized over the past two seasons"

During the regular season, McMahon was named the MVP of the Mohawk Valley CC and Alfred State Tournament.  She was named to the all-tournament team at the Onondaga CC Tournament as well.

So far this postseason she has been named 1st team All-WNYAC and was named the MVP of the Region III Division III Tournament.

This follows a freshmen season where she was named an honorable mention NJCAA Division III All-American, the Region III Division III Player of the Year, 1st team All-WNYAC, and team MVP.

McMahon and her teammates will look to add to the success of the 2007 season when they travel to the NJCAA Division III National Championships November 16-17 in Rochester, MN.