Alfred State College standout volleyball player Jenni Jerome (Syracuse/Westhill) has been named the Western New York Athletic Conference co-senior female athlete of the year. She shares the honor with Lindsay Grace (Monroe CC) and Kari Barmore (Jamestown CC).
Jerome had a well decorated two-year career at Alfred State. She helped the Lady Pioneers to a 74-10 record, back-to-back Region III Championships, and back-to-back trips to the NJCAA Division III National Championships.
Her honors this season include being named honorable mention All-American, 1st team All-Region, 1st team All-WNYAC, and preseason All-American. Jerome was also recently named the ASC senior athlete of the year after receiving the freshman athlete of the year in 2008.
This season the Lady Pioneers finished 38-4 and 4th in the nation, both program records. Jerome finished with 378 kills (3.4 per game) and a .249 hitting percentage. She chipped in 364 digs, 46 service aces and 21 blocks. She recorded more than 10 kills in a match 14 times and more than 10 digs in a match 15 times. In seven matches she finished with a double-double.
For her career (2007 & 2008), Jerome finishes with 686 kills, 690 digs, 82 service aces, and 79 blocks.
Jerome was named the WNYAC female co-freshman of the year last summer. She will continue her athletic and academic career at Glenville State (WV) next year.