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Emmaleigh Allen
Emmaleigh Allen will lead the Bears at the NCAA Tournament, beginning Friday.
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Lenoir-Rhyne Volleyball Has Two Named All-Region

The American Volleyball Coaches Association and Division 2 Conference Commissioners Association have announced the All-Region honorees this afternoon. Kathy Peter earned First Team All-Region honors in both the coaches and media voting while Emmaleigh Allen was an Honorable Mention All-Region selection by the coaches. The duo are just the third pair in LR Volleyball history to earn All-Region in the same season. They join Taylor Prall and Rachel Bewick in 2021 and Andrea Riddick and Barbara Millhram in 1985.

Peter earned First Team honors and is eligible for All-American status thanks to a strong season in the middle. Peter ranks ninth in program history with 130 total blocks, just five away from moving into seventh place. On top of her blocking, Peter has hit .341 which ranks fifth in program history. In terms of the conference, Peter leads the SAC in total blocks and solo blocks and is second in block assists and blocks per set. She also ranks fourth in points and seventh in hitting percentage.

Allen was named an Honorable Mention All-Region performer after recording 368 kills on the year and 314 digs. Allen was second in the league in kills and third in kills per set. She was also fifth in the SAC in service aces and second in points per set. She was named SAC Offensive Player of the Week three times.


First Team All-Region
OH – Jazmyn Wheeler, Augusta
OH – Katie Miller, Lander
OH – Vanja Przulj, UNC Pembroke
MB – Maggie Young, Wingate
MB – Kathy Peter, Lenoir-Rhyne
S – Jenna Long, Anderson
LB – Patricia Pantoja, Lander

Second Team All-Region
OH – Gabby Saye, Wingate
OH – Abigail Durham, North Greenville
OH – Julia Wheeler, Carson-Newman
MB – Madelyn Eden, Augusta
MB – Emily Johnson, Wingate
MB – Jaelyn Grimm, Anderson
S – Lauren Dow, Lander
LB – Maggie Mullen, Wingate
LB – Laela Jimenez, Mars Hill

Southeast Region Player of the Year | Maggie Young, Wingate

AVCA All-Region

Team First Last School Pos. Year
1st Emiah Burrowes Tusculum University OH Sr.
1st Lauren Dow Lander University S Fr.
1st Abigail Durham North Greenville University R Sr.
1st Jaelyn Grimm Anderson University MB Sr.
1st Emily Johnson Wingate University MB So.
1st Jenna Long Anderson University S Sr.
1st Dariana Luna Augusta University L Sr.
1st Katie Miller Lander University OH So.
1st Kathy Peter Lenoir-Rhyne University MB Jr.
1st Vanja Przulj University of North Carolina at Pembroke OH Sr.
1st Amber Rowoldt Wingate University OH Sr.
1st Gabby Saye Wingate University R So.
1st Jazmyn Wheeler Augusta University OH Sr.
1st Maggie Young Wingate University MB Sr.
HM Madison Adkins Tusculum University S Jr.
HM Emmaleigh Allen Lenoir-Rhyne University OH So.
HM Janvier Buggs Augusta University S Jr.
HM Alaina Emminger Emmanuel University R Jr.
HM Jocelyn Martin Emmanuel University OH Jr.
HM Patricia Pantoja Lander University L Sr.
Southeast Region Player of the Year: Jazmyn Wheeler, Augusta University, OH, Sr.
Southeast Region Freshman of the Year: Lauren Dow, Lander University, S
Southeast Region Coach of the Year: Sharon Quarles, Augusta University