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Haley Kramer named MEC Player of the Year

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Updated Nov 7, 2018 at 5:42 PM

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. — NCAA Division II Wheeling Jesuit University volleyball's Haley Kramer, a 2016 Monroeville graduate, was announced as the Mountain East Conference Player of the Year, the league office Wednesday afternoon.

Kramer earned POY honors after hitting .395 this year while registering 405 kills in 34 matches in the middle for Wheeling Jesuit. Her hitting percentage leads the league and is ranked 11th in the country.

Kramer also ranks sixth in the league in kills per set with 3.52, and her 1.26 blocks per set is second in the conference and 21st in the country. Last season, she was also named to the AVCA All-American second team as well as Atlantic Region Player of the Year.

Her twin sister, Breanna, is also a solid contributor to the Cardinals after missing last season because of an injury. She has 173 kills in 31 matches. in 2016, Breanna was the MEC and AVCA Atlantic Region Freshman of the Year.

The Cardinals (31-3) are the host and top seed for this week's MEC tournament.

The Cardinals will begin their quest for a sixth-straight MEC tournament championship at 7:30 p.m. today when they face Fairmont State in the quarterfinals.

Led by longtime head coach Christy Benner, the Cardinals are on of the top programs in all of Div. II. The Cardinals are looking for their 11th straight NCAA tournament appearance and already have their 11th straight 30-plus win season in a row.

Wheeling Jesuit also won 2015 NCAA national championship, reached the Elite 8 in 2017 and fell in the Sweet 16 last season.

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