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South Central grad Sweeting is first team All-American

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Dec 5, 2018 at 6:50 PM

TOLEDO — The NJCAA announced its Division III All-American team for the 2018 volleyball season on Tuesday.

The national champion Owens Express placed two area players on the All-American team.

Sophomores Michaela Eisenhauer (Margaretta) and Summer Sweeting (South Central 2017) were both named first team All-American.

Sweeting was one of the top setters in the country statistically. She ranked sixth in the nation in total assists for the year and she finished in the top 40 for assists per set. She led all of her Owens teammates in both statistical categories for the year.

Sweeting also became a top server in the country as well. She finished the year with a team-high 91 service aces for the year. That mark also ranked her fourth nationally in that statistical category. Sweeting, a North Fairfield native, also started all of the team's 41 matches as a freshman a year ago. She has also been a part of OCCAC All-Academic team as well.

At South Central, Sweeting was named to the All-Firelands Conference and District 6 first teams in 2016. She was also All-Ohio honorable mention in Div. IV. She had nearly 1,300 assists in her career.

Prior to missing time due to an injury as a junior in 2015, Sweeting was also named first team FC and second team District 6 as a sophomore. She was second team FC and District 6 as a freshman.

Eisenhauer had a dominant season, leading the Express in kills, kills per set. points, and point per set. Both Eisenhauer and Sweeting received accolades at the postseason tournament as well. Eisenhauer was the tournament's Most Valuable Player after the sophomore had 19 kills in the national title match to go along with her other 22 kills from the previous two matches.

Meanwhile, Sweeting was named to the All-Tournament team. She had 29 assists and two aces in the match. She finished with 70 total assists and eight aced for the tournament.

The two, along with Edison graduate Kennedy Ames, have gone 80-7 during their time at Owens, with two OCCAC conference titles, a National runners-up, and the national championship to their credit. They will leave with a 92 percent winning percentage all time, which ranks them just behind last year's sophomore class all time.

Recent Monroeville grad Kara Schafer was also a key contributor to the Express' run to the national title.

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