Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Lia Havili named NJCAA honorable mention All-American

Date: December 6, 2010

Lia Havili    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Missouri State University-West Plains Grizzly Volleyball standout Lia Havili has been named an honorable mention All-American by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).
    The announcement was made last week by NJCAA officials in Colorado Springs, Colo.
    “I’m extremely proud of Lia being named an honorable mention All-American,” said Grizzly Volleyball Head Coach Paula Wiedemann.  “Her hard work, selfless attitude and contributions to the Grizzly Volleyball program over the past two years have been rewarded with this honor.”
    Havili, a 5-foot 9-inch sophomore setter from Haltom City, Texas, played in 246 games for the Grizzlies during her two-year career.  She recorded a total of 94 kills on 239 attempts with 43 errors for an attacking percentage of .213 and amassed 1,730 assists, 21 blocks – including four solo blocks, 66 aces, 509 digs and 181 points earned.
    “Lia was a key player in last year’s second-place finish at the NJCAA national championships and continued this season to prove she was one of the top setters in the country by being named to three all-tournament teams, as well as Region 16 Co-Player of the Year,” Wiedemann said.
    Havili ends her Missouri State-West Plains career eighth on the list of most assists for a single season with 1,155 this past season and eighth on the list of most assists in a career with 1,730.

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