For Immediate Release: November 18, 2004
Contact: Thomas Moore II (
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Michele Heck and Jacki Kane named America East All-Stars

America East Release

Senior outside hitter Michele Heck (Chiago, Ill.) and freshman middle blocker Jacki Kane (Centennial, Colo.) each garnered postseason recognition from the America East, the conference announced today. Both were given honorable mention while Kane also earned a spot on the all-rookie team.

Heck ranks first on the team with 401 kills, second on the team with 3.40 kills per game this season. She tied a career-high 26 kills on Oct. 22 against Stony Brook, in that same match he had a career-high 23 digs. She now is the school's all-time leader in kills with 1441, kills per game with 3.32 and in kill attempts with 4012. She is ninth in the conference in kills per game.

Kane is second on the team in both blocks per game with 1.41 and attack percentage with .327. She is forth on the team with 2.16 kills per game this season. Kane is second in the conference in blocks per game, behind teammate Anne Crocus. She is forth in the conference in hitting percentage. She hit .579 against Stony Brook on Nov. 6, with 13 kills on only two errors from 19 attempts.

Binghamton showed a two-game improvement from last seasons America East campaign, finishing 7-7 and finishing in forth place in conference play. This was the first year since joining the America East in 2002 that the team made the conference championship tournament. The squad as the No. 4 seed has gone 17-16 and will play Friday at 5 p.m. against No. 1 seed Albany for the first semifinal game of the night.

Top honors in the conference were handed out to Blair Buchanan of Albany (Player of the Year), Ashley Adamczyk of Northeastern (Defensive Specialist), Blair Buchanan of Albany (Setter of the Year), Kira Batura of Northeastern (Rookie of the Year) and Kelly Sheffield of Albany (Coach of the Year).

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