Quinn, Hoeksma Named Volleyball All-NESCAC

AMHERST, MA - After finishing the season at 23-7 and earning its 12th straight postseason appearance, the Amherst College volleyball team placed two players, senior setter Annie Hoeksma (Los Angeles, CA/Harvard-Westlake) and sophomore outside hitter Kristin Quinn (Los Angeles, CA/Harvard-Westlake), on the 2004 All-NESCAC Team.

Quinn earned first-team honors, finishing sixth in the nation in hitting percentage (.426) and 23rd in blocks (1.44/g), and second and first in the NESCAC, respectively. She also added a team-best 3.59 kills per game, good for eighth in the conference, and was named NESCAC Player of the Week twice over a three-week period. She took home MVP honors at the WNEC Invitational and was named to the Wesleyan and Hall of Fame Invitational All-Tournament teams. As a first-year, she led the conference in hitting percentage (.420) and finished second in total blocks (164) en route to earning NESCAC Rookie of the Year honors. She was also named to the all-tournament teams at the WNEC and Wesleyan Invitationals.

Hoeksma, a second-team selection, earned her third consecutive All-NESCAC award, posting 1,014 assists, fifth highest in the conference, and earning All-Tournament honors at the WNEC, Wesleyan and Hall of Fame Invitationals. One of the top setters in the conference over the last four-years and most versatile players in school history, she dished out 3,507 assists and tallied 545 kills, 164 service aces, 651 digs and 297 blocks in her career. As a junior she finished fourth in the NESCAC with 1,079 assists, earning First-Team All-NESCAC plaudits and Tournament MVP honors at the WNEC Invitational. As a sophomore, she took home First-Team All-NESCAC honors, finishing fifth in the NESCAC in assists per game (10.02) and seventh in hitting percentage (.322), and earned all-tournament honors at the 2002 Hall of Fame Invitational.