2019 Women's Volleyball Award Winners

Week 10 (Nov. 11, 2019)
Julie Ward – King 

Ward propelled King to a perfect 3-0 week last week that allowed the Tornado to take over the top spot in the Conference Carolinas West Division standings. 

On the week, Ward averaged 5.00 kills and 3.18 digs per set while hitting an impressive .336.

Ward hit .579 en route to a career-best 24 kills in King's 3-1 win at North Greenville on Nov. 6. The sophomore from Berthoud, Colo. had 23 kills and 14 digs in King's road win at Emmanuel on Nov. 8. She closed out the week with 15 digs and eight kills in King's 3-0 win at Erskine on Saturday, Nov. 9.  She also had four service aces in the win over the Flying Fleet. 

Week Nine (November 4, 2019)
Cassidy Bonito - Belmont Abbey

A senior setter out of Pompano Beach, Fla., Bonito averaged 11.00 assists, 2.13 digs and 2.00 digs per set in two Belmont Abbey wins last week.  

Bonito started last week by ending her efforts with 33 assists, seven kills and five digs in a win at Southern Wesleyan on Wednesday, Oct. 30. In Belmont Abbey’s 3-2 come-from-behind road victory over North Greenville on Saturday, Nov. 2, Bonito had a season-best 55 assists to go along with 12 digs and nine kills.

Week Eight (Oct. 28, 2019)
Julie Ward – King

Ward put together a tremendous week last week for King in a pair of sweeps over conference foes, which included a sweep of West Division-leading Emmanuel on Friday, Oct. 25. Ward also helped lead King to a sweep of Erskine on Saturday, Oct. 26.

In the two matches, the sophomore outside hitter from Berthoud, Colo. hit an impressive .400 and averaged 5.17 kills and 2.83 digs per set.  She also had six service aces.

In the win over Emmanuel, Ward finished with 18 kills, seven digs and two aces. She had a double-double with 13 kills and 10 digs in the victory over Erskine. The double-double was her 10th of the season. Ward also had four aces in the win over the Flying Fleet.

Week Seven (Oct. 21, 2019)
Elizabeth Yohe - Converse

A defensive specialist, Yohe averaged an impressive 7.63 digs per set in two Converse conference victories. She had 24 digs in Converse’s 3-0 win over Barton on Oct. 18 before collecting 37 digs in Converse’s thrilling 3-2 win over Barton at home on Oct. 19. The sophomore had a total of 61 digs on the week. 

Week Six (Oct. 14, 2019)
Allison Gambill - Barton 

A freshman from Hickory, N.C., Allison Gambill helped lead Barton to a three-match conference sweep last week by averaging 12.7 kills and 9.0 digs per match in wins over Chowan, King and Lees-McRae. She had double-digit kills in all three Barton victories and she averaged 4.22 kills and 3.00 digs per set.

In Barton’s 3-0 win over Chowan on Oct. 9, Gambill collected a double-double with 13 kills and 12 digs. The double-double was her seventh of the season. She followed that up with 13 kills and nine digs in a 3-0 win over King on Oct. 11. She had 12 kills and six digs in Barton’s 3-0 win over Lees-McRae on Oct. 12. 

Week Five (Oct. 7, 2019
Cassidy Bonito - Belmont Abbey

A setter out of Pompano Beach, Fla., Bonito averaged 9.89 assists, 3.22 digs, 2.00 kills and 1.11 aces per set last week. She averaged 10.14 assists per set in Belmont Abbey’s two conference matches last week. Bonito hit an impressive .325 on the week overall.

Bonito also had 10 service aces on the week, including six in a win over conference foe Converse. Overall in Belmont Abbey’s win over Converse, Bonito had 40 assists, 11 digs, six kills and six aces.

Bonito had 31 assists, 12 digs and seven kills in Belmont Abbey’s win over Mount Olive before closing out her efforts with 18 assists, six digs, five kills and three aces in a win over Savannah State. In Belmont Abbey’s tri-match sweep of Mount Olive and Savannah State on Saturday, Oct. 5, Bonito hit over .500 in both matches. 

Week Four (Sept. 30, 2019)
Jessica Gray - Emmanuel

The senior outside hitter out of Ball Ground, Ga. averaged 4.08 digs and 4.00 kills per set in three matches. She was an even stronger in Emmanuel’s two conference matches on the week where she averaged 4.22 kills and 4.11 digs per set. Gray was the only player in the league to average over 4.0 kills and 4.0 digs per set through the first two matches of conference play. 

Gray had a double-double in all three matches on the week for Emmanuel. She had 16 digs and 14 kills in a match with Lander on Sept. 24 before posting 18 digs and 14 kills in a match at Limestone on Sept. 27. Gray had 24 kills and 19 digs in Emmanuel’s win at Converse on Sept. 28.

Week Three (Sept. 23, 2019)
Kaytlin Elkins - Barton

In two dominating wins last week for Barton, Kaytlin Elkins averaged 4.75 kills and 2.63 digs per set. Overall, Elkins had 38 kills, 21 digs and three service aces in the two Barton wins over Elizabeth City State and Shaw. She hit an impressive .354 in the two matches.

Week Two (Sept. 16, 2019)
Kaytlin Elkins - Barton

A junior outsider hitter out of Hope Mills, N.C., Kaytlin Elkins put together an incredibly impressive performance for Barton at the USC Aiken Invitational in Aiken, S.C.

In Barton’s two matches at the tournament, Elkins finished her efforts averaging 19 kills and 12.5 digs per match. She averaged 4.75 kills and 3.13 digs per set.

Elkins closed out Barton’s 3-2 win over Shorter with 27 kills and 15 digs. She also had three service aces. A 2018 first-team All-Conference Carolinas selection and all-region choice, Elkins also had 11 kills and 10 digs in Barton’s match with Auburn Montgomery.

Week One (Sept. 9, 2019)
Julie Ward - King

The reigning Conference Carolinas Freshman of the Year, Julie Ward started off her sophomore campaign strongly by averaging 4.20 digs and 3.80 kills per set in three matches at the cross-conference tournament on the campus of Lincoln Memorial in Harrogate, Tenn.

The outside hitter collected a double-double in King’s season opener against Carson-Newman on Friday, Sept. 6, finishing with 19 digs and 15 kills. The double-double was the 15th of her career. She followed that up by ending her efforts with 16 digs and six kills in the Tornado match with Mars Hill on Saturday, Sept. 7.

In King’s dominating win over Lincoln Memorial on Saturday, Sept. 7, the Berthoud, Colo. native had 17 kills and seven digs. In total in the tournament, Ward finished with 42 digs and 38 kills.