For Immediate Release: November 17, 2006
Contact: Anthony G. Naglieri (
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Binghamton volleyball quartet lands America East All-Conference Honors

America East Release

ALBANY, N.Y. -- On the eve of its America East title defense, four Binghamton University volleyball players garnered all-conference recognition. Megan Hoag (Brunswick, Ohio), Ashley Meffert (Louisville, Ky.) and Jacki Kane (Centennial, Colo.) were named to the America East first team, while Kathleen Schauer (Littleton, Colo.) was voted as a second team selection. Both Hoag and Kane also were selected to the conference's six-member All-Academic Team.

Hoag, a two-time team captain, currently leads the Bearcats in kills and service aces, ranks second in hitting percentage and is third in both digs and blocks. She also ranks among the top 10 in the America East in each category. A 2005 All-America East selection honorable mention, she has hit in double figures in 23 matches and registered 14 double-doubles (kills-digs) this season. Additionally, with 17 kills in two matches this past weekend, she became the fifth player in program history to combine for 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs in a career.

Meffert, a staple at BU's setter position over the last four years, is the program's all-time career assist leader (4,943). She has claimed a number of conference accolades during her career, garnering all-rookie honors in 2003 and both honorable mention and all-championship team selections last season. Earlier this season at the Harvard Invitational, she recorded the first triple-double in program history. She currently leads the team in assists (9.94 a/g) and ranks second in digs (3.16 d/g).

Kane, a junior middle blocker, receives her second first team nod after leading the conference in blocks (1.36 b/g) for the second straight year. She is currently sixth on the Bearcats all-time blocking log and ranks third in the conference with a .271 hitting percentage.

Schauer, a junior rightside hitter, earns all-conference recognition for the first time in her career. She ranks second on the Bearcats in kills (2.69 k/g) and has hit in double figures 20 times this season. This season, she has compiled 309 kills equaling the combined total from her freshman and sophomore seasons.

Binghamton (15-16, 9-3 AE) heads into this weekend's America East Conference Championship as the No. 2 seed and will face third-seeded UMBC in the semifinals on Saturday at 5:30 p.m.

2006 America East Volleyball All-Conference Teams

First Team

Blair Buchanan -Albany
Ashley Crenshaw - Albany
Ashley DeNeal - Albany
Shelby Goldman - Albany
Megan Hoag - Binghamton
Jacki Kane - Binghamton
Ashley Meffert - Binghamton

Sarah Ball - UMBC
Ashley Oscars - UMBC
Emmy Blouin - New Hampshire
Sarah Rehn - New Hampshire
Morgan Sweany - Stony Brook

Second Team
Kamisha Kellam - Albany
Hillary White - Albany
Kathleen Schauer - Binghamton
Jennifer Monroy - New Hampshire
Shelly Seipp - Maine
Kira Giles - UMBC
Jennifer Wylie - UMBC
Kate Uitti - New Hampshire
Kaitlyn Deutsch - Stony Brook
Gulce Nazli Dikecligil - Stony Brook
Claire Lindner - Stony Brook
Amy Oleksiej - Stony Brook

All Academic Team
Blair Buchanan - Albany
Ashley DeNeal - Albany
Shelby Goldman - Albany
Megan Hoag - Binghamton
Jacki Kane - Binghamton

Sarah Rehn - New Hampshire

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