Danner, Warshaw, Natsis Garner All-NESCAC Honors

Danner, Warshaw, Natsis Garner All-NESCAC Honors

Women's Volleyball All-NESCAC Release

AMHERST, Mass. – Three players from the Amherst College women's volleyball team garnered All-NESCAC honors as announced by the league office on Wednesday. 

Maggie Danner '17 earned her second consecutive First Team All-NESCAC selection, Katie Warshaw '16 was named second team all-conference, and first-year Marialexa Natsis was named the NESCAC Co-Rookie of the Year. 

Danner totaled a team-high 307 kills in 28 matches this season, and was fourth in the league in kills per set with 3.23. Danner added 126 digs and finished third on the squad with 27 total blocks. Danner registered double-digit kills in 19 matches in 2014, including a personal match-high of 19 in a non-league victory over Steven Institute of Technology (Sept. 6), and a conference win over Connecticut College (Oct. 17). 

Warshaw earned second team laurels after amassing a team-best 505 digs (second in the league) and averaged a conference-best 5.43 digs per set. Warshaw, who played in 27 of 28 matches this season, secured double-digit digs in all but one contest, including a personal single-match best of 34 in the season-opener at Springfield. Warshaw was named the NESCAC Player of the Week on Oct. 6 after helping the Purple & White to a 2-0 week that featured league wins over Middlebury College (3-1) and Hamilton College (3-0). 

Natsis earned Co-Rookie of the Year accolades following a stellar debut campaign in which she led Amherst with 50 total blocks, and finished sixth in the league in hitting percentage (.286). Natsis added 158 kills which ranked third on the team. 

Danner, Warshaw and Natsis helped paced the Jeffs to a 21-7 overall mark – its best finish since the 2010 season – and an 8-2 mark in conference play en route to earning the third season in the NESCAC Championship tournament. Amherst, which won 12 of its final 14 matches to close out the regular season, posted a 3-1 victory over Conn. College in the NESCAC Quarterfinals before falling to eventual champion Williams College, 3-0 in semifinal action.