Lady Tiger spikers honored by MCAC

By Steve Sell
November 18, 2014

Three members of the Central Christian College volleyball team earned MCAC honors that were announced on Monday.

Mayuko Shono and Ciara Costello made the second team, while Hannah Crandall was picked honorable mention.

Shono, the junior from Tokyo who was an honorable mention selection last season, led the team in kills with 296. She finished the season with a .200 hitting percentage, landing her in 10th in the MCAC.

Costello, a transfer from Arlington Baptist College, came in as a setter who had never been a defensive specialist before. Her 584 defensive digs and 5.31 digs per set average not only led the Lady Tigers, but also led the MCAC as well. She finished the season first in the conference and 31st in nation in digs per set. 

Crandall, a sophomore setter from Wichita, increased her assist total over last year by 71 to 852. She also led the team with 36 service aces. In the MCAC, she was fifth in assists per set and sixth in total assists. She finished fifth in the conference in service aces per set, and eighth in total aces.

The MCAC also announced its Scholar-Athlete Team. To earn MCAC Scholar-Athlete honors, the student-athlete must be at least a sophomore, own a 3.25 cumulative grade point average or higher, and have completed at least two semesters at their present institution. For the Tigers, Shono and Crandall were joined by junior Kathryn Lott and senior Brittany Bergstrom as MCAC Scholar Athletes for 2014.