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PAC names Westminster's Maya Steward Volleyball Player of the Year

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Maya Stewart

GREENVILLE, Pa.--The Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) released its 2020-21 All-PAC women's volleyball teams and conference award winners Thursday afternoon. The league's 10 head coaches determined, by vote, this year’s All-PAC teams and annual award winners.

Westminster College junior Maya Steward (Los Angeles, Calif. | William Howard Taft) was voted the PAC Player of the Year.

PAC Coach of the Year honors went to Westminster's 28th-year head coach Tammy Swearingen. It is Swearingen's sixth coach of the year citation (2002, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2019).

Tammy Swearingen

Steward helped lead Westminster the No. 1 seed in this year's PAC Championship Tournament and fourth-straight appearance in the league's title match. The Titans won their fifth PAC title on April 15 with a straight-set win over No. 3 Grove City.

Steward earned Most Outstanding Player honors, along with a spot on the All-Tournament Team, after the conclusion of this year's six-team event.

A three-time All-PAC selection (second team in 2018 and 2019), Steward averaged 3.58 kills and 3.95 points per match while hitting .249 (118-35-334). Her 118 kills this spring ranked fourth in the league. Steward racked up 91 kills during Westminster's 8-0 conference regular season. She had 15 or more kills on three occasions this season, including tying her career high with 17 in the conference tournament title match.

Swearingen led Westminster to the No. 1 seed in the conference's championship tournament for the third-straight year. It was Westminster's fifth PAC championship since becoming eligible for the conference championship in 2002. Westminster finished its season 10-1 overall and 8-0 in the PAC. It was the program's first undefeated conference season since 2002.

PAC Award Winners
PAC Player of the Year: Westminster junior Maya Steward (Los Angeles, Calif. | William Howard Taft)
PAC Newcomer of the Year: Grove City freshman Anna DeGraaf (Cranberry Township, Pa. | Seneca Valley)
PAC Coach of the Year: Westminster head coach Tammy Swearingen


All-PAC First Team 
NameSchoolPositionYearHometown | High School
Jess MooreBethanyOHJr.Stewartstown, Ohio | Kennard-Dale
Kayla CoughlinGenevaLIBJr.Brunswick, Ohio | Brunswick
Daphne HunsingerGenevaSSr.Harleysville, Pa. | Christopher Dock
Anna DeGraafGrove CityMHFr.Cranberry Township, Pa. | Seneca Valley
Elisabeth SemsGrove CityOHSr.St. Louis, Mo. | Westminster Christian
Kylee EatonThielOHSo.Parker, Pa. | Allegheny-Clarion Valley
Lizzie CarmichaelW&JMHFr.Wyoming, Ohio | Wyoming
Becky AdelmanWestminsterMH/MBJr.Randolph, Ohio | Waterloo
Samantha KellyWestminsterSJr.Irwin, Pa. | Penn-Trafford
Maya StewardWestminsterOH/OPPJr.Los Angeles, Calif. | William Howard Taft


All-PAC Second Team 
NameSchoolPositionYearHometown | High School
Emma MarthinsBethanyMHFr.Elkridge, Md. | Elkridge
Emily RichieChathamOHJr.Irwin, Pa. | Norwin
Renee AntonelliFranciscanOH/OPPJr.Wintersville, Ohio | Indian Creek
Faith KeatingGrove CityOHSo.Troy, Mich. | Troy
Sarah WebbGrove CitySFr.Athens, Ohio | Athens
Madison ReapingSaint VincentMHSr.Somerset, Pa. | Somerset
Katie ConnerW&JLIBSr.Pittsburgh, Pa. | Vincentian Academy
Alexis TomassiniW&JSJr.Gettysburg, Pa. | Gettysburg
Alyson JohnsonWaynesburgLIBJr.Raceland, Ky. | St. Joseph Central Catholic
Kaylee SciubbaWestminsterMH/MBSo.Tarentum, Pa. | Deer Lakes


All-PAC Honorable Mention 
NameSchoolPositionYearHometown | High School
Lynn BurtonBethanySFr.Columbus, Ohio | Westerville North
Brooke CorleyBethanyOH/MBJr.Scottdale, Pa. | Southmoreland
Riley FeltonBethanyMBSo.Salineville, Ohio | Southern Local
Meghan DominekChathamLIBFr.Pittsburgh, Pa. | North Hills
Olivia MooreGenevaOH/RSSo.North Canton, Ohio | Lake Center Christian
Carly AugustineSaint VincentSSo.Latrobe, Pa. | Greater Latrobe
Madie MarsicoSaint VincentDSSo.Olmsted Falls, Ohio | Olmsted Falls
Luciana PolkSaint VincentOHFr.Pittsburgh, Pa. | Mount Lebanon
Courtney GrubbsThielSJr.Freeport, Pa. | Freeport
Jordyn LiedikeThielMBSo.Anchorage, Alaska | Grace Christian
Claire SauerlandW&JOHSo.Hollidaysburg, Pa. | Hollidaysburg
Malia DuffyWestminsterLIBFr.Allison Park, Pa. | North Allegheny
Lauren LampusWestminsterOHFr.Sarver, Pa. | Freeport


PAC Sportsmanship Team
The PAC Sportsmanship Teams were established to recognize student-athletes who have distinguished themselves through demonstrated acts of sportsmanship and ethical behavior and are an ongoing effort to recognize and encourage positive sportsmanship among all PAC teams and student-athletes.
NameSchoolPositionYearHometown | High School
Brooke CorleyBethanyOH/MBJr.Scottdale, Pa. | Southmoreland
Paige BogoziChathamOHFr.Uniontown, Pa. | Albert Gallatin
Lauren BetarFranciscanLIBSr.Altoona, Pa. | Bishop Guilfoyle
Kimee KuzmaGenevaMHSo.Baden, Pa. | Ambridge
Brooke SorensenGrove CityOHSr.Evergreen, Colo. | Faith Christian
Danielle ZembaSaint VincentRSSr.Derry, Pa. | Derry
Emily SearsThielLIBJr.Jefferson, Ohio | Geneva
Mackenzie BingamanW&JSSHudson, Ohio | Hudson
Trysten SmithWaynesburgSFr.Senecaville, Ohio | Shenandoah
Megan SteeleWestminsterRSSr.Cory, Pa. | Cory

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