Hawks’ standout nets two accolades
SUNY New Paltz’s Morgan Roessler netted a national recognition, while being named State University of New York Athletic Conference Player of the Year to lead a quartet of Hawks honored by the conference.
Roessler, a senior outside hitter from Massapequa, earned All-Northeast Region honors from the American Volleyball Coaches Association. She is eligible for All-America honors, where she will at least net honorable mention accolades.
In helping New Paltz to a 1914 overall season and a fourth straight berth in the SUNYAC championships, Roessler became the seventh Hawk to be named Player of the Year. She led the team and conference in kills per set (3.68) and was the Hawks’ leader in attack percentage (.286) and blocks per set (.87). She became the ninth New Paltz player with 1,000 career kills, finishing with 1,266 — fifth most all-time.
Roessler is a four-time SUN-
YAC All-Star, as she was named to the first team this season and last, and the second team in 2014 and ’13. She is the third Hawk to be named conference
Rookie of the Year and Player of the Year in their career. Rhinebeck High graduate Becca Borquist and Katie Becofsky were the other team.
Veronica Matedero, meanwhile, was named SUNYAC Defensive Player of the Year and second team
selection for the Hawks. A junior libero from Hauppauge, Matedero became the program’s first to win defensive player accolades by leading the Hawks in digs per set (4.40), fourth in the conference.
She had a career high 30 digs in New Paltz’s loss to Brockport in the SUNYAC
Maddie Zwickl netted her second straight second team SUNYAC accolade. Zwickl, a junior setter from Chester, was Rookie of the Year and third team selection in 2014. She led the Hawks with 10.54 assists a set, second most in the conference and 10th best in
NCAA Division III.
She became the fifth player in program history to break the 3,000-assist plateau last month. Zwickl has 3,591 career assists thus far — third most alltime for the Hawks.
Anna Paulik, meanwhile, was selected to the third team in the conference.
The senior outside hitter from Wantagh earned her first SUNYAC accolade by finishing second on the teams in kills (2.83) and digs (3.48) per set. She has 1,356 career digs, eighth most all-time, surpassing the 1,000-dig milestone earlier this season.
SUNY New Paltz senior Morgan Roessler was named to the All-Northeast Region team and SUNYAC Player of the Year.
SUNY New Paltz junior Veronica Matedero was named SUNYAC Defensive Player of the Year.