Potpara Headlines Daktronics All-Region Team

Potpara Headlines Daktronics All-Region Team

WEST HAVEN, Conn. - Seven ECC volleyball student-athletes have been named to the Daktronics, Inc. All-East Region Teams, with Dowling College setter and right side hitter Maja Potpara, selected as the East Region Player of the Year.

Potpara tops a list of 14 student-athletes named to the 2010 Daktronics, Inc. NCAA Division II All-East Region teams which are voted on by the sports information directors of Division II institutions in the East Region (Northeast-10, East Coast and Central Atlantic Collegiate Conferences).

The three-time East Coast Conference Player of the Year, Potpara, has led the Golden Lions to their second-straight NCAA Division II Elite Eight appearance. This season she’s posted a .371 hitting percentage and 7.33 assists per set, while guiding Dowling to a 30-1 overall record, including the 2010 ECC Championship.

Other ECC representatives include Patrycja Klekotka (Dowling), Monika Kasperek-Szulc (Dowling), Terry Masava (Bridgeport), Agatha Baliddawa-Mukisa (Bridgeport), Shelby Cable (NYIT), and Lisa Peacock (NYIT).

In total, eight institutions are represented on the 2010 Daktronics, Inc. East Region Volleyball First and Second Teams. The University of Bridgeport had two First Team honorees, while the University of New Haven and Merrimack were also represented on the First Team.

Daktronics All-East Region First Team
Outside Hitter – Patrycja Klekotka, Dowling
Outside Hitter – Sara Malmlov, New Haven
Outside Hitter – Terry Masava, Bridgeport
Middle Hitter – Monika Kasperek-Szulc, Dowling
Middle Hitter – Agatha Baliddawa-Mukisa, Bridgeport
Libero – Alyssa Pickert, Merrimack
Setter – Maja Potpara, Dowling

Daktronics All-East Region Second Team
Outside Hitter – Molly Cindric, Merrimack
Outside Hitter – Michelle Fiorvanti, Dominican (N.Y.)
Outside Hitter – Shelby Cable, New York Tech
Middle Hitter – Titilola Alao, Caldwell
Middle Hitter – Stephanie Rivera, Georgian Court
Libero – Lisa Peacock, New York Tech
Setter – Chelsey Alpough, New Haven

East Region Player of the Year: Maja Potpara, Dowling