Lexington, Ky. - November 10, 2017 - Springfield College's Jen Donnelly (Exeter, R.I.) and Anagabrielle Sanchez (Caguas, Puerto Rico) were named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Division III New England All-Region Team. This season, Springfield was one of only three schools from across the region to have at least two all-region selections.
For Donnelly, it's marks the first regional recognition of her career, while Sanchez repeats AVCA All-Region honors a year removed from being named the 2016 AVCA Division III New England Newcomer of the Year.
In her third season in maroon and white, Donnelly was dominant on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball for the Pride. The Health Science major registered 389 kills at a .212 clip as she averaged 3.60 kills per set. She also compiled 352 digs at 3.26 per set, to go along with 30 blocks and 21 service aces. Donnelly accounted for over 30 percent of the teams total kills and had four matches with at least 20 kills and five matches with at least 20 digs.
Sanchez had a strong sophomore season for the Pride as she was credited with 479 digs in 25 appearances, averaging 5.21 per set. The Criminal Justice major had at least 20 digs in 10 matches this year, with four instances where she eclipsed the 30-dig mark. She also chipped in 76 assists and 16 service aces and she was one of two liberos from the region to be recognized.