Paxton Thornton named to AVCA All-Region Honorable Mention Team

DANBURY, CT (Nov. 11) —  Western Connecticut State University junior outside hitter Paxton Thornton (Sharon, CT) has been named to the 2011 American Volleyball Coaches Association All-New England Honorable Mention Team.

This past season, Thornton led the Colonials through a 24-9 season. She registered 525 kills and had a .281 hitting percentage. In her third season, Thornton tallied 264 digs, 29 aces and a total of 66 blocks.

New England Region

Caitlin Barrett

Middlebury College

DS/Lib. 

Jr. 

Hannah Brickley 

Trinity College (CT) 

OH 

So. 

Sydney Carfagno 

Wellesley College 

OH

Fr. 

Isabel Custudio 

Wellesley College 

Jr.

Traci Hamanaka 

Wellesley College

DS/Lib.

So. 

Kristin Hanczor

Bowdoin 

Middle Blocker 

Sr.

Cassy Hanneman 

UMass-Boston 

Sr.

Audrey Kuan 

Tufts University 

DS/Lib. 

Sr.

Kendall Lord 

Tufts University 

Jr.

Amy Newman*** 

Connecticut College

OH 

Sr.

Itza Nieves

Springfield College 

DS/Lib. 

Sr. 

Shannon Thompson***

Univ. of Mass.-Boston

MB

Jr.

Tessa Smolinski

Springfield College.

OH

So.

Lauren Torvi 

Springfield College 

MB 

Sr.

Region Freshman of the Year: Sydney Carfagno, Wellesley College, OH

Honorable Mention: Julia Gibbs (Middlebury, S, Jr.), Megan Jarchow (Middlebury, OH, So.), Allyson Le-Bruno (Colby-Sawyer, DS/Lib., So.), Kelsee Loche (Roger Williams, DS/Lib, Jr.), Molly Rattigan (UMass-Boston, OH, Sr.), Paxton Thornton(Western Connecticut, OH, Jr.)